Referee Magazine – August 2017 Highlights


  • Gold Whistle 2017: Ralph Swearngin. The former Georgia High School executive director made high school officiating matter.
  • About Face. Officials who coach should hold themselves to a higher standard when managing their teams.


  • Baseball. Courtesy runner rule limitations differ from substitutions.
  • Basketball. Learn about addressing bench decorum and the other NFHS rule changes.


  • Getting It Right. Autism can’t keep umpire off the field.
  • The News. Learn more about Alberto Riveron being named head of the NFL officiating department.

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