Referee shortage impacts 18 high school football games in Texas

“I never thought I would see the day that we had a shortage of football officials in Texas,” said the association’s Executive Director Michael...

MLB Umpires Never Forget September 11, Share Memories of Tragic Day

Nothing about the lead-up to that game was normal, and the MLB Umpire crew was abundantly aware of how much this game meant.

Football referees trapped in locker room, door blocked with vending machine, file charges

Dalton believes this action was taken against him and his crew for a controversial call made during the game.

All-female referee crew works Oregon high school football game

An all-female referee crew made Oregon high school football history last week as the first all-female crew to work a game in the state.
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Kenny Owens Named DCSAA Executive Director

Kenny Owens, who has helped to shape the DC State Athletic Association’s growth since its creation in 2012, on Tuesday was named the agency’s...

Statewide referee shortage causing dozens of games to be rescheduled

High schools are seeing a statewide shortage of referees this fall, causing dozens of games to be rescheduled and even potentially canceled.

Watch Now: TASO Historic All Female Football Crew

TASO Football has created a video to commemorate the historic first ever all female football officiating crew for a varsity game in Texas.

Ode to the referee

I am, of course, talking about the referees — the unsung heroes of our sports who take the time out of their lives to...
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Big Ten Referee Jerry McGinn Shares His Best College Football Stories

On The Bench with Mike Hall: Big Ten Football Referee Jerry McGinn.

’96 Hall of Fame member and longtime referee Reinhold Spath dies at 91

National Soccer Hall of Fame member Reinhold Spath, who refereed more than 5,000 games in his 30-year career, has died.

Jim Tunney: Shortages!

They are asking for able-bodied men and women to sign-up to officiate high school sports. There just aren’t enough to cover all the games...

NFL: Week 2 referee assignments

Scott Novak and his crew are on deck for this Thursday night’s contest between the Giants and Washington. Alex Kemp’s crew is off this...
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For NBA referees, agreeing to a vaccine mandate was ‘not that difficult.’

The NBA sent out a short news release announcing an agreement with the league’s referee union to mandate Covid-19 vaccines.

Beloved former Richmond-area coach, referee Lou Martin dies at 88

He was a well-known and well-respected basketball official for more than five decades.

Maia Chaka becomes first Black woman to referee NFL game

Maia Chaka made history on Sunday, becoming the first black woman to officiate an NFL game.

Nigel Owens comes out of retirement to referee special match

It had been six months since Nigel Owens had last refereed a game of rugby. Saturday afternoon he came out of retirement to blow...
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Referee shortage forcing Section Five schedule changes in New York

New York Section Five is having trouble finding enough officials for all these Friday games.

Playing Football in a pandemic leads to staffing shortages for referees

The Washington Officials Association says their staffing is down 30-40% this fall season, it was that way in the spring too.

Ex-MLB pitcher Mike Montgomery throws rosin bag, hits ump in KBO game

Mike Montgomery hit an umpire with a rosin bag and had to be restrained by teammates after being ejected from a game on Friday.

NFL: Week 1 referee assignments

Shawn Hochuli will be the referee for this season’s Thursday night Kickoff game between the Cowboys and the Buccaneers.
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Can we take a break from referee bashing?

There seems to be a lack of respect creeping into our league towards officials. Respect is a two way street.

New Mexico United to hold soccer referee recruiting event

The state referee committee approached New Mexico United about the referee shortage saying they’re down about 500 referees.

Women’s College World Series adds two days

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee approved expanding the Women's College World Series to a nine-day event, beginning in 2022.

High School Football: Trailblazing referee Sonya Essis

Sonya Essis is no ordinary rookie. Last week, Essis became the first female referee to work a varsity game inside the Mid-Penn Conference.

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