• Judgment Daze. A call at a prep tourney leads to a multi-year court battle, bringing the officials along for the legal ride.
  • Cruse Control. Whether he’s showing his kids the field, reviewing a play or giving a flawless announcement, Big 12 referee Brandon Cruse is in control.


  • Football. Pass patterns and how to officiate them.
  • All Sports. The official’s role in concussion recognition.


  • The News. Chaka becomes first Black woman to officiate in NFL.
  • Getting It Right. Learn about a league of their own.

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