Local referees and umpires face financial challenges in wake of coronavirus pandemic

(3/26) South Carolina High School League games have been postponed until at least April 6 because of the spread of coronavirus. That suspension of...

Longtime NCAA Men’s Basketball referee from Syracuse says COVID-19 is bigger than hoops

(3/25) Normally this time of year longtime NCAA Men’s Basketball referee Pat Driscoll would be working one of these Sweet 16 or Elite 8...

Spring officials trying to stay ready amid hiatus

(3/25) Spring sports athletes, coaches and fans are sitting in place right now, waiting for the potential of an all-clear and resumption, of sorts,...

Referees count losses amid COVID – 19

(3/25) Some of the professionals hardest hit by the suspension of Premier Soccer League (PSL) games are match officials.
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Pandemic disrupts routine of umpires

(3/24) By October, Keith Segedy’s weekends from the middle of February all the way through Memorial Day were planned out. The hotel rooms, the...

Referees and umpires lobby that they too have been hurt by coronavirus shutdown

(3/23) Within the sports community, one of the affects of the coronavirus outbreak has been the sidelining of nearly all games and competitions across...

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

(3/23) Not only might you be feeling uneasy about the change in your daily routine, you may be feeling discomfort which Harvard experts explain...

MLB umpire Little staying positive in uncertain time

(3/22) These days, the Major League Baseball umpire is spending more time at home with his wife, Katy, and their three sons, all under...
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PRO referees present their take on the #StayAtHomeChallenge

(3/21) Players and coaches around MLS have been participating in the #StayAtHomeChallenge to do their part to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19...

Coronavirus outbreak could provide new reality for prep referees

(3/21) Joining in the dark are hundreds of referees that were officiating postseason events when the MHSAA halted any winter postseason tournaments and...

Reversed – MiLB Umpires Get Spring Financial Relief

(3/20) A day after our report on Minor League Baseball's purported instruction that its umpires pay money to the league in the wake of...

Retiring official sees career end prematurely (due to COVID-19)

(3/20) Kathy Lynch did not envision her 38-year officiating career ending like this. The longtime women’s basketball referee was in the midst of conference-tournament season...
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Longtime Referee Pat Driscoll Misses Officiating NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Games

(3/19) Driscoll couldn’t wait to work the conference tournament games at Madison Square Garden last week. And this week, he almost certainly would have...

OFFICIALS SIDELINED WHILE SPORTS ARE ON HOLD

(3/19) Referees, umpires, and officials aren’t in the game for the money, they do it for the games they love. Last week, when the...

Horizon League men’s basketball tournament referee tests positive for coronavirus

(3/19) At least one referee for the semifinal game of the Horizon League men's basketball tournament, held at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis,...

MHSAA director Mark Uyl holding out hope for play to resume amid coronavirus shutdown

(3/18) MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said Wednesday afternoon during a radio appearance on "The Huge Show" he plans to continue to evaluate things...
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How PRO is helping referees through suspension of MLS play

(3/17) Don't forget about the referees during Major League Soccer's current suspension of play. It's a generally thankless job as is, where sometimes the best you can...

Texoma referee’s/umpires hurting from sports hiatus

(3/17) The suspension of high school sports has affected many in Texoma, causing players to question if they will put their uniform back on....

MSHSAA REF TALKS ABOUT SPORTS CANCELLATIONS

(3/17) Referee Tyler Stewart was supposed to work the Class 4 and 5 final fours this weekend, and his heart goes out to the...

Coronavirus: A second college basketball official tests positive for COVID-19 after a conference tournament

(3/17) Another college basketball official who worked a conference tournament has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Northeast Conference announced Tuesday that a member...
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Owners, execs bracing for mid-to-late June as best-case scenario for NBA’s return, sources say

(3/15) Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, NBA owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of mid-to-late June as a best-case scenario...

Source: NBA referee Courtney Kirkland tests negative for coronavirus

(3/15) NBA referee Courtney Kirkland's coronavirus results came back negative, and doctors cleared him to leave Sacramento, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Mark Emmert: Rudy Gobert’s positive test was ‘exclamation point’ for NCAA tourney hopes

(3/15) The board of governors, which consists of 20 members, including 14 university presidents, soon voted unanimously to cancel the basketball tournaments and other...

70+ Free Officiating Video Sessions Available On Demand – WATCH NOW!

(1/4) The Sports Officiating SUMMIT@HOME was an incredible success! All the videos are still available for EVERYONE to watch ON-DEMAND, totally free. The National...

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