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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 ...


referee shortage
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...


tennessee
January 12, 2022

Tennessee Lawmaker Attempted to ‘Pants’ Referee During HS Game

A Tennessee House Republican has apologized after trying to fight and pants a referee at a high school basketball game. Rep. Jeremy Faison apologized for the incident in a tweet on Tuesday. "I acted the fool tonight. I'm hoping to be able to mak...


shortage
September 27, 2021

Oregon’s HS Referee Shortage Expected to Worsen with Upcoming Vaccination Mandate

By October 18, all K-12 school employees and volunteers in Oregon will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an announcement from Gov. Kate Brown. The requirement will also extend to those who work with students, including re...


tssaa
January 19, 2021

TSSAA Reverses Course of Referee Pay Cut

After initially announcing that high school basketball referees will receive a $25 pay cut for each night they officiate the game, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has reversed course. Roughly 10 days after making the de...