Three American Referees Selected for 2024 Paris Olympics Soccer

Tori Penso, Brooke Mayo and Kathryn Nesbitt have been appointed as match officials for Paris 2024.

Umps honor ‘deeply missed’ coworker with patch

Umpires will be wearing "JP" patches on their hats, paying tribute to the impact of Jay Pierce on the profession.

Pernetti Named Commissioner of the American Athletic Conference

Tim Pernetti has been named the second commissioner of the American Athletic Conference. His tenure will begin in June.

Officials for 2024 Women’s Final Four

The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee has approved the 11 game officials recommended by Penny Davis.
Softball 2024 – Package

Game officials for 2024 men’s Final Four

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has approved the 11 game officials recommended by Chris Rastatter.

2024 MiLB Rules: New Triple-A Strike Zone, Pitch Clock Tweaks

The ABS system experiments will continue in Triple-A and in nine of the 10 parks in the Florida State League.

Draymond Green says he ‘deserved to be kicked out’

It was Green's career-high fourth ejection of the season -- and his second in the first quarter.

MEC Selects Tony Chiazza as Men’s Basketball Supervisor of Officials

“In Tony Chiazza, we are tremendously fortunate to attract a top NCAA Division I men’s basketball official to serve...”
Baseball 2024 – Prep

MLS referee lockout officially ends

League agrees to seven-year CBA with PRO and PRSA, lasting through 2030.

Sarah Thomas to Receive Inspire Award

The award will be presented in Atlanta on Tue, July 30, during the Celebrate Officiating Gala, sponsored by Fox 40 International.

Ernie Yarbrough to Receive Mel Narol Medallion

The award will be presented in Atlanta on Tue, July 30, during the Celebrate Officiating Gala, sponsored by Fox 40 International.

2024 Gold Whistle Award: Ted Barrett

Ted Barrett has been selected as the 2024 recipient of officiating's highest honor.
Softball 2024 – Major Changes

NFL owners pass new hybrid kickoff rule

Owners approved the hybrid kickoff rule during the Annual League Meeting. The vote passed 29-3.

Retired MLB umpire hosts workshop for teens

Greg Gibson says, "Officiating teaches you conflict management."

Howard Webb takes on extra role as Premier League referee manager

Jon Moss has left his role as elite referee manager at the PGMOL, with Howard Webb taking on the extra responsibility.

One Official Among 2024 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

David Gore has been one of Oklahoma’s leaders in officiating for almost 50 years.
Baseball 2024 – S&I

Rudy Gobert handed $100,000 fine

He made a money gesture towards an official during the Timberwolves’ loss against the Cavaliers.

Behind the Whistle: FitRec’s Ryan Parsons

"When we’re out there on the ice, it’s go time. You have to make sure you’re on for those 30 to 45 minutes."

Bob Delaney takes training to USF

Retired NBA referee is joining USF’s Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education to lead seminars.

U.S. water polo player Max Irving inspired by referee dad

From growing up in Long Beach to playing for the U.S. national team — Max Irving has drawn inspiration from his father.
Softball 2024 – Package

New Mexico Coach Helping Players Become Officials

Some of his players have gone on to become college officials, and others are some of the more well-known officials in the area.

NCAA: Football Rules Committee proposes technology rules

All rule recommendations must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, scheduled for April 18.

High School Soccer Rule Changes

Rule 12 of the NFHS Soccer Rules Book has been revised and reorganized to include “Stopping a Promising Attack.”

Rowing: The Looming Ref Crisis

They have the most thankless job in our sport. Usually unpaid, often unappreciated, referees are graying.

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