referee

referee
February 5, 2024

Pennsylvania referee dies after collapsing during JV basketball game

A Pennsylvania high school referee died after collapsing during halftime of a game over the weekend. Michael Roebuck, 46, collapsed while refereeing a junior varsity basketball game and later died en route to the hospital. Westmoreland County offi...


colorado
December 12, 2023

Police investigating Colorado youth basketball referee brawl

Two referees broke out in a fight during a youth basketball game in Colorado over the weekend. Two of the referees began throwing punches during a fourth-grade boys basketball game between Cherry Creek and Legend Blue at the Gold Crown Field House...


nebraska
November 2, 2023

PIAA details ongoing struggles with referee shortage

There is no denying the nationwide referee shortage that's been ongoing in recent years. That shortage has not overlooked the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), which has seen a decline in high school sports officials for the l...


behavior
November 1, 2023

Youth hockey parent suspended for inappropriate behavior toward referee

A youth hockey parent from Minnesota has been suspended from attending games after a video surfaced of his behavior toward a referee. The 17-second video showed a man running down the bleachers yelling and throwing money at a referee during a Brai...


punching
October 31, 2023

High school ref arrested after punching basketball coach

A referee was arrested after punching a high school boys' basketball coach during a game in California last weekend. Referee Brandon Knapper and Oak Hills head coach Rob Alexander were involved in the scuffle after Alexander was upset with the way...


hockey
March 15, 2023

Canadian hockey referee arrested after allegedly hitting youth player

A Canadian hockey referee has been arrested after allegedly hitting a youth hockey player at the end of a game last weekend. Quebec City police spokesperson Sandra Dion told reporters that police responded to the incident just before 9:30 AM on Su...


punching
February 9, 2023

Following Florida Ref Attack, Others Protest Until Arrest is Made

After an attack by a spectator on a referee during a Florida high school basketball game in early January, other referees are joining together to say they will not officiate another game for the host school until an arrest is made. According to a ...


world cup
December 7, 2022

New York Native Refs World Cup Knockout Match

A New York native made history over the weekend as the first woman to officiate a knockout round match at the men's FIFA World Cup. Kathryn Nesbitt, a Rochester, NY, native, was selected as an assistant referee for the England/Senegal Round of 16 ...