January 5, 2016

Indiana considers law protecting sports officials

Indiana legislators will consider a new law that would stiffen penalties against overzealous fans who assault sports officials. [caption id="attachment_14971" align="alignright" width="279"] Indiana aims to stiffen penalties against anyone who as...

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December 10, 2015

Michigan concerned about age, experience of referees

Michigan's athletic association is concerned about the future of officiating for the state's high school sports, according to an article at MLive.com. [caption id="attachment_9642" align="alignright" width="288"] Michigan's athletic association is...

November 12, 2015

Tenn. HS referees now required to pass background checks

Interscholastic sports officials in Tennessee will now be required to pass background checks, the state athletic association determined Thursday. [caption id="attachment_10780" align="alignright" width="289"] Tennessee's 4,500-plus high school ref...

October 15, 2015

Texas prep football coach denies ordering hit on referees

John Jay High School assistant football coach Mack Breed testified Thursday in front of an investigative panel, defending himself against reports that he ordered the hit on a referee last month that resulted in the suspension of two student-athletes....

September 23, 2015

Tenn. prep football player suspended over hit on referee

If these headlines are beginning to sound repetitive, it's because they are. For the third time in as many weeks, a high school football player has been suspended over what might be a malicious hit on a referee. Glencliff High School (Tennessee) ...

September 23, 2015

John Jay coach admits he ordered hit on referee

According to a new report from ESPN, John Jay High School assistant football coach Mack Breed has admitted he ordered the blindside hit on a referee that has resulted in the suspension of two student-athletes. ESPN's Outside The Lines obtained do...

September 18, 2015

Texas football players who hit referee speak out

The two Texas high school football players that made headlines this month for blindsiding a referee during a game spoke out publicly for the first time on Friday, making an appearance on Good Morning America. [caption id="attachment_14055" align="...

September 14, 2015

Another Texas high school football player goes after referee

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4aOCvOIcR8[/embed] For the second time this month, a Texas high school football player was ejected from a game for going after a referee. St. Anthony Catholic High School (San Antonio) was playing Hyde P...