Winter Sports Seasons Guide

(2/16) The NFHS is tracking modifications of Winter sports seasons by state associations across the country. In addition to the basketball, ice hockey and...

High school basketball referee with autism encourages others with disabilities to follow their dreams

(2/15) You won’t find anyone on the basketball court who loves the game more than 22-year-old referee Will Fried. “I just always wanted to...

Safe mask usage an opening week problem at some Michigan high school hoops games

(2/15) In the first week since contact games were allowed to begin Feb. 8, MLive high school sports writers have found a mixed bag...

Corey Rockwell Joins NISOA Leadership Team

(2/14) It is our great pleasure to welcome Corey Rockwell (Arizona ISOA) in Phoenix, AZ as NISOA’s newest appointed Senior Director of Education. Corey...
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NIGEL OWENS: Owen Farrell needs to stop the chat to the referee

(2/14) I have huge respect for Owen Farrell both as a player and a person. He is a great guy both on and off...

Stripe life: Officials make tough calls personally, professionally amid coronavirus pandemic

(2/14) Officiating has been a part of Andy Simpson's life for last 31 years. No matter the weather, no matter the circumstances, if there...

Philly referees have dominated NBA officiating for decades. Here’s why.

(2/13) These Philadelphia officials, past and present, wear their brotherhood like a badge of pride. Each offseason they gather for a dinner, actually a...

High School Sports: COVID-19 fears have kept many officials away

(2/13) Like players and coaches, this high school basketball and hockey season has been filled with challenges, changes and protocols for officials. Frost, president...
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International Judo Federation announces referees for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

(2/13) The International Judo Federation (IJF) has announced the referees chosen to officiate at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Sixteen referees have...

In defense of the referee: what ex-pro pundits are getting wrong

(2/12) It’s a familiar refrain to all those involved in football. The players and coaches bark it at the slightest indication of a decision...

Trae Young fined $20,000 for yelling at referee after Hawks loss

(2/12) The Hawks were down one with 4.7 seconds left and were inbounding the ball, hoping to hit a game-winner. Young set a screen...

Minnesota HS basketball refs to honor the late Jimmy Robinson III with memorial patch

(2/11) It's an effort to honor Jimmy Robinson III who passed away in late 2020 as they're raising money to help give every high...
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Referee tests positive for COVID-19, creating ripple effect

(2/11) It didn’t take long for COVID-19 to make an appearance with a referee testing positive after a basketball game Tuesday. That test created...

Religious Headwear Permitted Without State Association Approval in High School Soccer

(2/11) Religious headwear will now be permitted without state association approval in high school soccer, effective with the 2021-22 season. This change in Rule...

Coaching and officiating a family affair for Pfeifers

(2/11) The memory he looks back on the most as a referee is the first game he was able to officiate with his father...

Sarah Thomas on “falling in love” with officiating football and being first woman to...

(2/10) Thomas made history Sunday when she became the first woman to referee a Super Bowl. She was part of a seven-person crew officiating...
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Referee in Buena wrestling haircut incident sues NJSIAA and district

(2/10) The high school wrestling referee involved in an incident in which a Buena Regional High School wrestler had his dreadlocks cut rather than...

Hey ref, how was breakfast? Unique season forges new bonds

(2/10) NHL referees and linesmen are holding pre- and postgame meetings virtually, not eating meals with one another and taking all the necessary precautions...

Why NFL referee Sarah Thomas wore an angel over her heart at the Super...

(2/10) Thomas told Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on TODAY Wednesday that her parents, who could not attend the game due to COVID-19 restrictions,...

Of the same stripes: Jeanann Lemelin transitions from playing to officiating, adds to family...

(2/9) A timeout called, veteran official Jay Lemelin joined his partner at center court of the Billings West gym. Lemelin, with 37 years of...
Sports-Softball Interrupter – 2021 Complete Softball Training Package (640px x 150px)

Premier League referee and family receive online death threats

(2/9) A leading English referee and his family have been subjected to online death threats following two erroneous decisions in successive games he took...

Kevin Pethtel: ‘I Still Get Excited for Every Game’

(2/9) Mark Twain once wrote,“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Division 1...

The NFL Had Over 700 Coronavirus Positives

(2/9) On the NFL’s march to complete a 269-game schedule amid a pandemic, more than 700 players, coaches and other team personnel tested positive...

Sarah Thomas becomes the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl

(2/8) Sarah Thomas made history Sunday as the first woman to referee a Super Bowl. Thomas was part of a seven-person crew officiating and...

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