Veteran MLB umpire Mike Winters retires after opting out in 2020

(2/8) After more than three decades of hard work as a big league umpire, Mike Winters is ready to loaf. Consider it a retirement...

Mike Dean: Referee notifies police over death threats to family

(2/8) Premier League referee Mike Dean has notified police after his family received a number of threats, including death threats, and abusive messages.

Officials shortage big concern as Michigan winter contact sports return

(2/8) Not all officials are as eager to return as Jager, however. Michigan High School Athletic Association spokesperson Geoff Kimmerly told MLive that registration...

Referee Mike Dean asks to be withdrawn from Premier League games after he and...

(2/8) Premier League referee Mike Dean and his family have received death threats in the aftermath of a series of high-profile, controversial decisions and...
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Breaking boundaries: Arkansas woman shares her journey as referee

(2/7) Making history. That's what happened tonight as Sarah Thomas became the first woman ever to officiate a super bowl game. In a male-dominated...

1st female Super Bowl referee inspires GR women’s football team

(2/7) History was made this Super Bowl Sunday with the game having its first woman to referee the big game. Sarah Thomas from Mississippi...

Thousands pay respects to longtime coach, teacher, referee and friend

(2/7) Thousands passed through St. John’s gymnasium Saturday afternoon to pay tribute to Tracy Krueger. The longtime coach, teacher, referee and friend passed away...

5 Super Bowl officiating odds and ends

(2/6) Let’s dig down into the Super Bowl LV crew and see how it stacks up historically to Super Bowl officials.
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Local female official congratulates Super Bowl referee Sarah Thomas on making history

(2/6) During Sunday’s Super Bowl official Sarah Thomas will make history by becoming the first female to officiate the game. This historic news has...

Former St. Louis Rams player, HOF Referee share Super Bowl memories

(2/6) Both Grant Wistrom and Larry Nemmers live in Springfield and reminisced on their big game moments. Certainly, the Super Bowl is one of...

Gerald Austin is out as head of Conference USA officiating

(2/5) Former NFL referee Gerald Austin has left his post as coordinator of football officials for Conference USA. The conference posted the job opening...

A big reason there’s a high school basketball season: referees

(2/5) For officials working high school games, the pandemic is just as much of an adjustment for them, "We're not used to having something...
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Blocking Below the Waist in Free-Blocking Zone Addressed in High School Football Rules

(2/5) The rule regarding blocking below the waist in the free-blocking zone in high school football has been revised for the upcoming 2021 season....

AREA REFEREES MAKE GENEROUS CALL; SUPPORT A CAUSE CLOSE TO THEIR OWN HEARTS

(2/5) Della Weber and her family received a heartwarming surprise after the South Platte vs. Bayard basketball game Friday night, Jan. 29 when three...

San Antonio expected to host entire 2021 NCAA women’s basketball tournament

(2/4) The NCAA is expected to announce soon that San Antonio will host all 63 games of the 2021 women’s basketball tournament, giving the...

Religious Headwear Permitted Without State Association Approval in High School Volleyball

(2/4) High school volleyball players will no longer need to obtain state association approval to wear religious headwear during competition. The rule change highlights...
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Chiefs’, Bucs’ physical secondary play could test Super Bowl officials

(2/4) Players on both teams said they believe there’s a “let them play” attitude from officials at this time of year. CBS rules analyst...

Division III cancels 2021 winter championships

(2/3) The Division III Administrative Committee, acting on behalf of the Division III Management and Presidents Council, approved the recommendation from the Division III...

Omaha will host entire NCAA volleyball tournament

(2/3) The Division I Competition Oversight Committee approved Wednesday consolidating the tournament to one location, with all games to be played at the CHI...

Mike Winters Retires

(2/3) The MLBUA salutes Crew Chief Mike Winters, 32 year MLB veteran umpire, who has decided to retire prior to the start of the...
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After Long Wait, All States Expected to Have Opportunities for Sports

(2/3) Since the shutdown of high school sports and performing arts last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each state has been looking for...

In her own words: Sarah Thomas on making history as first female Super Bowl...

(2/3) NFL official Sarah Thomas discusses making history as the first female to be an official in a Super Bowl.

NBA to strengthen mask rules for players as part of tightening of health and...

(2/3) As the NBA continues to tighten its health and safety protocols to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the league will begin requiring players to...

IHSAA suspends athletic director after basketball coach tosses chair at players, referee

(2/3) On Tuesday IHSAA placed the Lighthouse College Prep Academy boys basketball team on probation for the rest of the 2020-21 season and suspended...

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