referee

arkansas
September 13, 2022

Fan, Referee Altercation Halts Arkansas High School Football Game

Police are investigating an incident between a fan and a referee during a high school football game in Arkansas over the weekend. Video of the incident, shown below, was shared on social media and subsequently went viral, though Region 8 News in A...


referee
August 15, 2022

Basketball Player Saves Referee Who Collapsed During Game

Myles Copeland is exactly the kind of teammate you want. While his semi-pro basketball teams won the game, it was Copeland that made a lifesaving play on a referee. When referee John Sculli collapsed during a game two months ago, Copeland, who works...


aau
July 21, 2022

Two Fights Breakout Between Refs, Fans, & Coaches during AAU Tournaments

Two AAU basketball referees were involved in physical altercations during summer tournaments in the midwest over the last weekend. In Oklahoma, a referee knocked out a male spectator after issuing a technical foul to a coach for stepping out onto ...


toledo
June 15, 2022

Toledo Basketball Player Saves Ref’s Life During Game

An off-duty Ohio firefighter's instincts kicked in to save a life while playing in a men's league basketball game over the weekend. Myles Copeland is a firefighter for the Toledo (OH) Fire and Rescue Department and found himself in New York playin...


colorado
March 14, 2022

Colorado ATC Saves Ref’s Life with AED

A Colorado athletic trainer's quick decision-making saved the life of a referee recently. Bear Creek High School's certified athletic trainer Ashley Cowan came to the aid of referee Harold 'Woody' White during a regular-season meeting between the ...


mother
February 24, 2022

Texas Mother Arrested After Partaking in Middle School Basketball Brawl

A Texas mother is facing several charges, according to a Fox4News report, after police say she attacked multiple people, including teenagers and a referee, during a middle school basketball game. In the Fox4News report, police say the mother lost ...


shortages
February 17, 2022

Niehoff, NFHS Weigh In on Referee Shortage

No matter where you are in the country, it's very likely you've felt the ramifications of the nationwide referee shortage affecting mainly youth and high school athletics. Dr. Karissa Niehoff, the executive director of the National Federation of S...


toledo
February 2, 2022

Video Shows Youth Basketball Coach Choking Referee

Footage that allegedly shows a coach choking a referee during a youth basketball game in the United States has gone viral, attracting more than 1.2 million views in the hours after it was uploaded in the latest instance of violence to mar youth sport...