Honoring ‘Pro Football Hall of Famer’ Art McNally

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Sources: All AAA parks to use electronic strike zone in ’23

The electronic strike zone will be used in all 30 Class AAA parks in 2023, sources told ESPN.

Wyoming high school athletics commissioner Ron Laird announces retirement

Effective June 30, 2023, according to a release by the WHSAA. Laird will be completing a 45-year career in education.

NBA on ESPN: Richard Jefferson reflects on Summer League officiating

Richard Jefferson: "The MOST stressful thing in my entire life."
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US Youth Soccer Names First Senior Manager of Referees

Daniel Radford will be the first-ever Senior Manager of Referees for US Youth Soccer and will develop recruitment and retention strategies.

NFL officiating crews for Wild Card weekend

This is the third year of the expanded playoff system that now features six Wild Card Playoff games.

Match officials appointed for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

A total of 33 referees, 55 assistant referees and 19 video match officials (VMOs) will form FIFA Team One.

TunneySide of Sports: The End of An Era

The TunneySide of Sports column, a staple of the sports world since 2005 and over 930 articles in the archives, is coming to an...
Softball – Everything You Need – One Low Price

Sports Officials Care: Chance to Win 2 Tickets to the NFL’s Biggest Game

Arizona-February 12, 2023. The winner will be contacted on January 22nd and will be sent the tickets electronically prior to the game.

Godby High School retires jersey of the late Tony Brown

After this season, #10 will never be worn again at Godby High School. The gesture is in honor of Tony Brown, a 1985 graduate.

MHSAA partners with RefReps

The MHSAA is proud to partner with RefReps for officiating education and training programs.

Statement from Commissioner Roger Goodell on the Passing of Art McNally

​"Art McNally was an extraordinary man, the epitome of integrity and class."
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Respected High School Administrator Joins MHSAA Staff as Assistant Director

Brad Bush will serve in the position of assistant director for the Michigan High School Athletic Association beginning Jan. 17.

Sources: 10 MLB umps retiring, most since ’99

Ten MLB umpires, including seven crew chiefs, are set to retire, making it the largest turnover at that job since 1999.

Mike Cannon ready to hang up whistle on offciating career

It’s his other job as a Big Ten Conference football referee that’s taken him around the country for some of college football’s greatest games.

NFL: Week 17 referee assignments

Shawn Hochuli and his crew will officiate the final Thursday Night Football game of the season. John Hussey is off this week.  
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Premier League refereeing shake-up as Howard Webb begins quest to improve officiating

Howard Webb has started a newly-created role as chief refereeing officer at the PGMOL -  Premier League refereeing and VAR.

National College Baseball Hall of Fame announces 2022 Class

Jim Garman made eight appearances in the Division I College World Series in 40 years as an umpire.

A veteran NBA official on how to stop the decline in high school sports...

Too many parents these days seem to have developed a sense of “personal entitlement” to yell anything they want at a kids’ game.

NFL: Week 16 referee assignments

Brad Allen and his crew will work Thursday night at MetLife. Scott Novak is off this week.
Baseball – Everything You Need This Season

Four US Soccer Referees Selected to Officiate World Cup Final

Referee Ismail Elfath, ARs Kyle Atkins, Kathryn Nesbitt, Corey Parker and Video Assistant Referee Armando Villarreal worked games in Qatar.

HOF Boxing Referee Steve Smoger Passes Away At 72

Steve Smoger, the International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted referee, has died at the age of 72.

NCAA announces Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as next president

The NCAA has selected Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as its next president, succeeding Mark Emmert.

NSAA teaches athletes, coaches and fans to “respect the ref”

“We’re all seeing issues with a lack of officials and a decreasing number of officials. Some due to the lack of respect and sportsmanship."

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