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Monday, December 22, 2014

Articles tagged: Referees

UNC Asheville screwed by refs in final minutes against Syracuse

Syracuse almost became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but they avoided the upset thanks to some help from the referees. Aside from a controversial goaltending call, the refs called a lane violation on UNC Asheville following Scoop Jardine’s miss on the first of…Read More

Video: Magic-Thunder Ref’s Behind-the-Back Pass Fail

NBA players apparently weren’t the only ones bored by the lockout — the refs were too. One of the officials for the Magic-Thunder game tried showing off his passing chops by going behind his back after a made basket. One problem — his moves weren’t as smooth as he had hoped. Here’s the video: Chest…Read More

Navy Comeback Wiped Out by Unsportsmanlike Penalty, Was it Fair?

More often than football fans would like, exhuberance is often mistaken for unsportsmanlike behavior. Egregious celebrations aside, players should have a little wiggle room to be excited. The good news is that they usually get it. Unfortunately that was not the case for Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor. The great fourth quarter comeback by the Midshipmen…Read More

Toledo Loses to Syracuse After Officials Blow Call on Extra Point (Video)

Syracuse beat Toledo 33-30 in overtime Saturday after getting some help from the officials on an extra point. Syracuse had scored a touchdown with 2:07 left in the game to make it 29-27. Their extra point attempt, pictured in the image above, and featured in videos below, went wide left. The officials didn’t realize that…Read More

Notre Dame, Michigan, and Referees Wear Throwback Jerseys for Night Game

Michigan hosted a night game for the first time in its school’s football history Saturday when they took on Notre Dame. Both teams wore throwback jerseys to celebrate the occasion, but they weren’t the only ones wearing old school duds. The referees had their pants up and their stirrups high, not to mention mail boy-style…Read More

Referees Punished for Wearing Pink Whistles to Support Breast Cancer

Here’s a new guideline that sports leagues should learn to follow: rules are rules unless you’re wearing something to raise cancer awareness. Why a group of referees would be punished for wearing pink whistles to raise awareness for breast cancer is beyond me.  Unfortunately, it happened in Washington. According to MyNorthwest.com, one hundred forty-three Pacific…Read More

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