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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Special Assault Protection for Officials Is Needed

After several high profile assaults on sports officials, legislation to protect referees is getting higher visibility. Across the nation and recently in Wisconsin specifically, instances...

Concussion Risk Leads MLB Umpire Scott To Retire

Concussions and their risks to players are in the news on an almost daily basis. What isn’t covered as frequently is that officials are...

NLRB Board Rules Lacrosse Officials Employees of PIAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a decision that could have nationwide implications, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that members of a lacrosse...

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