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April 1, 2021

Seattle-Area Referees Make Recruitment Push After 38 Percent Drop

High school basketball officials are teaming up to help recruit new referees after the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the amount available to work in the area. According to a recent story on ScorebookLive.com, the number of referees in the greate...


referees
February 12, 2021

Texas Bill Could Ban Athletes Who Assault Referees

New legislation has been introduced in the state of Texas to punish any students who assault referees during school events. The bill was introduced on Monday by Eddie Lucio, TX-27 state senator, according to a report from EverthingLubbock.com. ...


texas football
December 8, 2020

Texas Football Player Charged for Attacking Referee

The Texas high school football player who blindsided a referee during a play-in postseason contest last week was charged with assault for his actions. Additionally, his team lost its spot in the playoffs, according to a report from FOX4News.com, d...


referees
August 17, 2020

PIAA Concerned about Referees amid COVID-19

The expectations of referees — at any level — are demanding. Coaches, players, and spectators alike expect perfection and an outcome that puts their preferred team on top. Constant scrutiny, ridicule, and low pay are just some of the reasons w...


texas
May 27, 2020

How COVID-19 pandemic affects referees

The aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country's economy are beginning to hit the already fragile state of high school and youth referees. The number of sports officials is decreasing nationwide, according to Ohio University's Online Mast...


MHSAA dealing with potential high school officials shortage
March 18, 2020

MHSAA dealing with potential high school officials shortage

[caption id="attachment_28864" align="alignright" width="300"] Image: David Sanborn / Creative Commons[/caption] In roughly a decade, the number of high school officials in the Michigan High School Athletic Association has dropped by 2,500 officia...


referees
January 9, 2020

Kentucky bill would increase penalties for referee harassment

Three Kentucky lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would enhance penalties against those who harass or assault sports officials. The proposal, coined the "Good Sport" bill, would amend state law to make assault of a sports official a Class D ...


November 1, 2019

N.Y. senator proposes harsher penalties for harassing referees

A New York state senator has proposed a bill that would create harsher penalties for anyone who harasses or assaults sports referees. Sen. Rich Funke announced his bill this week at the Schottland YMCA in Pittsford, where he was joined by several ...