2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: How officials handle the intensity, scrutiny of postseason hockey

Before each round of the playoffs, commissioner Gary Bettman holds a mandatory call for coaches and general managers.

IHSA launching ‘Officiating 101’

The Illinois High School Association is hoping a new effort will help persuade more people to become officials for prep sporting events.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee plans to clarify definition of flopping

The NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee plans to better define rules regarding flopping in the coming weeks.

NCAA Women’s basketball to experiment with technology rule

The Women's Basketball Rules Committee approved an experimental technology rule to allow teams to view live video on their bench.
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NFL announces hiring of 10 new on-field officials for 2022 season

The NFL has 10 new game officials for the 2022 season, all previously officiated within the Power 5 college football conferences.

Hair Adornment Use Clarified; Shot Clock Guidelines Adjusted in Basketball Rules

The allowance of hair adornments made of hard material and shot clock guideline adjustments have been made in high school basketball.

Umpire Mike Maconi doubles as Phillies’ official scorer

“People aren’t understanding that. Umpires don’t care who wins or loses. The guys just want to make a few extra bucks and they love...

‘Make the call’: Florida schools in need of referees

The referee shortage has led the Central Florida Officials Association to ask local school districts to reschedule football games.
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WATCH: Youth sports officials fleeing as parents threaten to derail kids’ sports

Sports psychologist Rick Wolff and retired NFL player Scott Wells joined 'One Nation with Brian Kilmeade' to discuss officials fleeing youth sports.

Amid increasing abuse, officials flee youth sports

When one looks at the ugly bruise encircling Kristi Moore’s left eye, it’s not surprising so many refs and umps are hanging up their...

IHSAA vote paves way for boys volleyball, girls wrestling to become official in Indiana

The Indiana High School Athletic Association voted to add boys volleyball and girls wrestling as emerging sports.

Can new Volleyball Western Consortium make officiating better?

Can officiating become more universal in NCAA women’s volleyball? Perhaps with the Women’s Volleyball Western Consortium (W5).
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Big Ten Hosts Clinic For Prospective Football Officials

The Big Ten hosted a clinic in State College for prospective football officials focused on the topics of diversity, equity & inclusion.

2022-23 High School Wrestling Rules Changes

The change to facial hair requirements was one of three rules changes recommended by the NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee.

Fan sentenced for conduct towards ref at Minnesota prep basketball game

A man accused of attacking during a high school basketball game in January has been sentenced by a district judge.

Youth soccer association dealing with referee shortage, heckling fans

The St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) and its referees have had enough of the kicking and screaming youth soccer fans.
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NCAA President Mark Emmert steps down, effective June 2023

NCAA Board of Governors Chair John J. DeGioia announced that Mark Emmert will be stepping down as president of the NCAA.

NFHS Overtime: Highlighting the Best of High School Activities

New monthly video series, NFHS Overtime. This month features a surreal state tournament debut for a basketball official in Oklahoma.

Ukrainian immigrant with family in war zone will officiate PTFC for Peace match

While the foundation of their lives has been built in the U.S., Demianchuk and his wife still have family members living in war zones...

Joe West: MLB robo umps ‘not as accurate as they’re making it out to...

Although this technology doesn't completely eliminate a human umpire's role, former umpire Joe West remains skeptical about its efficacy.
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NBC Connecticut: State Facing Referee Shortage

Connecticut is facing a referee shortage which can lead to empty fields for almost any sport if people don’t sign up to referee.

Player banned from UIL activities due to assault of soccer referee

The committee voted unanimously to ban the girl from all UIL activities, both athletic and non-athletic. The girl is also facing a criminal charge.

Good Morning America: Youth sports face referee shortage crisis

Bad behavior from parents is causing a mass exodus of referees in youth sports, but the biggest losers could be children.

LA Times: Angry parents are ruining youth sports. Here’s how to rein them in.

One solution? When parents are abusive, take away their privilege of watching their kids play youth sports.

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