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Referees Tori Penso, Brooke Mayo and Kathryn Nesbitt were selected to officiate a 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Semifinal.

The world’s youngest referee? A 10-year-old rules the pitch in Bolivia

Erick Callejas may be just 10 years old but he has no qualms enforcing the rules as one of the few referees his...

Gene Steratore highlights empathy and community during SVC lunch

Former NFL and NCAA referee Gene Steratore shared some stories from his extensive career during a lunch at Latrobe Country Club.

Violet Palmer awarded the 2023 Gold Whistle Award

Violet Palmer was awarded the 2023 Gold Whistle Award Aug. 1 at the Celebrate Officiating Gala Sponsored by Fox40.

NFLRA accepts the 2023 Mel Narol Medallion

The NFLRA was awarded the 2023 Mel Narol Medallion Aug. 1 at the Celebrate Officiating Gala Sponsored by Fox40.

Terry McAulay and Reggie Smith to serve as NBC college football rules analysts

“We have our gameplan for the most extensive college football season in NBC Sports history across NBC and Peacock.”

Historic Success at the 2023 Sports Officiating Summit

For the first time ever, 100 sports organizations from around the world threw their support behind the Sports Officiating Summit.

2023 Mel Narol Medallion: NFLRA

The National Football League Referees Association (NFLRA) was awarded the 2023 NASO Mel Narol Medallion Award in Riverside, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 1,...

2023 Gold Whistle Award: Violet Palmer

Violet Palmer, coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the Pac-12, West Coast, Western Athletic, Big Sky and Big West conferences, received the 2023...

The ultimate ump gets a big honor: Babe Glumack Red Ore Rumble

They surprised Babe Glumack with a plaque and decision to rename the Red Ore Rumble after him.

Local referees enjoy legacy learnings from world’s elite

A focus on legacy has been a key theme underpinning the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.

Angels manager Phil Nevin suspended over outburst

Los Angeles Angels manager Phil Nevin received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his outburst.

NCAA Fines West Texas A&M Men’s Basketball Coach Over Comments About Officials

While addressing the media, Tom Brown made derogatory comments regarding the officiating and the selection of officials for the championship.

NFHS Begins Agreement with RefReps to Assist with Education Content for Officials

The National Federation of State High School Associations and RefReps have entered into a three-year agreement.

How ACC football’s need for speed could pay off with shorter games, more engagement

ACC’s new supervisor of officiating has another idea to speed things up, and it’s what almost every fan wants to hear. Faster replay...

History as ref announces VAR penalty at Women’s World Cup

History was made between New Zealand and Norway as a referee announced the VAR decision to the crowd.

Pac-12: Violet Palmer to be honored with the 2023 Gold Whistle Award

Violet Palmer, the Pac-12’s coordinator of women’s basketball officials, will be honored with the Gold Whistle Award.

Sports Officiating Summit: July 30-August 1

From July 30–August 1, Southern California will be the center of the officiating universe as we attack the critical issues facing the industry.

Langley named national coordinator of women’s ice hockey officiating

"I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead officiating efforts of women's hockey," Langley said.

MLB umpire team delivers Build-a-Bear stuffed animals to Children’s Hospital patients

Umpires say they're happy to give back as part of the MLB umpire charity organization called 'Umps Care.'

New NFHS Officers, Board Members Elected for 2023-24

Tom Keating, the 64th president of the NFHS, began his one-year term July 2 following the NFHS Summer Meeting.

Women’s World Cup 2023 referees: Full list of officials

There are 33 referees, 55 assistant referees and 19 video match officials manning the VAR.

American refs could elevate U.S. Soccer’s standing during the Women’s World Cup

Everything changed last December in Qatar when four Americans were named to the officiating team for the championship game.

Diverse crew of officials working games across North Texas this coming football season

"They are paving the way for young ladies, as we African American men are paving the way for African American males."

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