Welch first woman referee in Premier League as fourth official

The 39-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise this year, becoming the first female to take change of a Championship game.

Former softball star in lead role as IHSA football official

“I’ve been at the IHSA for eight years and I don’t know any other crew chief who is a female,” said Sam Knox.

From his parents objecting to him playing basketball to officiating in the NBA

Just like unearthing a future NBA or WNBA star, there is a scouting group to find potential standout NBA referees.

NFL: Week 9 referee assignments

John Hussey will be the referee for the Thursday night game in Pittsburgh between the Titans and Steelers.
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Bill Miller named crew chief; 5 umpires on first World Series

Miller and Márquez each will be working his fifth World Series. Miller will be the umpire crew chief.

Umpires for the 119th World Series

A complete listing of the rotation for the 2023 World Series accompanies this press release.

Late Tom Robinson Named Recipient of Honorary Umpire Award

A humble man who strived for fair play and an even playing field for all.

Sports parents are out of control and officials don’t feel safe.

USA Today: Sports parents' behavior has gotten so atrocious, particularly toward officials.
Baseball 2024 – S&I

Montague & West Highlight Cooperstown Ballet

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the eight-person ballot that for the Class of 2024.

NFL Films: Lo Van Pham’s Inspiring Journey to NFL

WATCH: He became the NFL's first ever Asian American game official in 2022.

Howard Webb explains what’s being done to avoid repeat of VAR error

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) chief clarified communication protocols to avoid VAR errors.

Referees Intae Hwang and Sha’Rae Mitchell Named NBA Staff Officials

NBA G League referees Intae Hwang and Sha’Rae Mitchell have been named full-time NBA staff officials for the 2023-24 season.
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Collegiate Officiating Consortium Announces Basketball Executive Director and Coordinator Positions

Terry Wymer, Donnie Eppley and Mike Sanzere have been named to various leadership positions within COC MBB2.

NFL: Week 6 referee assignments

Shawn Hochuli leads his crew into Kansas City. Carl Cheffers and Shawn Smith are off this week.

How NBA referees will assess new flopping violations

Beginning with the 2023-24 season, the NBA is testing out an in-game flopping penalty on a one-year trial basis.

MLB: Umpires for the Division Series

The four Division Series crew chiefs will be Mark Carlson, Alfonso Márquez, Bill Miller and Todd Tichenor.
Softball 2024 – Umpires Manual

A “Full-Count Conversation” with Umpires Robbie Guest and Don Brown

In addition to their services as Little League umpires, both Guest and Brown worked the NCAA 2023 WCWS in Oklahoma City.

Torbert refereeing 150th NFL game this weekend

Torbert has been an NFL official since 2010. He became a referee in 2014.

NFL: Week 5 referee assignments

Scott Novak and his crew will be officiating Thursday Night Football. Blake, Blakeman and Wrolstad are off this week.

Governance of High School Athletics Must Remain with State Associations

The NFHS stands in support of its 51 associations to govern high school sports and performing arts programs.
Softball 2024 – Umpires Manual

NFHS Learning Center Delivers 20 Millionth Course

The NFHS Learning Center hit another milestone when it surpassed 20 million courses delivered since 2007.

Former NCAAM National Coordinator John Adams Dead at 74

John Adams was NCAA National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating from 2008 to 2015.

Alaska nonprofit to host first basketball referee training for veterans

The free training course is open to military members, veterans, and their families.

Southland Conference joins baseball umpiring consortium

The Southland Conference has joined with the SEC and four other conferences in an baseball umpiring consortium.

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