The flop is one of the most dramatic elements of basketball. NBA referee Zach Zarba weighs in on falling for a flop versus a player selling a call.
Sarah Thomas made history as the first woman in NFL history to officiate a Super Bowl. The NFL official and mother of three admitted that she had “to sacrifice a lot” to reach this point. In an interview on NBC’s “TODAY,” Thomas revealed that she even missed her daughter’s first […]
Former NFL official Jim Howey worked in various capacities during his 19 seasons in the NFL. We asked him what it takes to be a referee in the league.
Sarah Thomas is set to make history as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl game. Thanks to a uniform change this season, she’ll be allowed to wear her hair in a ponytail. Prior to 2020, Thomas had to wear her hair tucked into a cap. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
A woman will officiate the Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history this year. Sarah Thomas, who became the NFL’s first full-time female referee in 2015, will act as down judge in next month’s Super Bowl LV. The 47-year-old was also the first woman to officiate a major […]
WNBA icon Diana Taurasi got caught on camera mouthing off to a referee while playing a game in the league’s bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. After she was whistled for a shooting foul during the Phoenix Mercury’s game Friday night, Taurasi warned one official “I’ll see you in […]
Illinois Fighting Illini freshman centre Kofi Cockburn accidentally knocked a referee unconscious while celebrating an and-one on Wednesday night. The 7-foot, 290-pound freshman whipped his right arm over his head and brought down his elbow directly into the back of Lewis Garrison’s head. According to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, Garrison […]
We talked to a former NFLreferee and asked him what it takes to be an official in the football league. Jim Howey worked in various capacities during his 19 seasons in the NFL, including as a back judge, head linesman, and down judge. He revealed the path that led him […]
We talked to a former FIFA World Cup assistant referee about what it takes to be part of an officiating crew in the international soccer tournament. Sean Hurd worked as an assistant referee in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on a crew led by Mark Geiger. We talked to […]
The James Harden Step Back doesn’t always get called a travel by NBA referees. Zach Zarba, a 15-year NBA referee, is here to weigh in on whether or not the move is a travel. He takes a hint from when the ball is gathered. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
The flop is one of the most dramatic elements of basketball. Zach Zarba, a 15-year NBA referee, is here to weigh in on falling for a flop versus seeing a player sell a call. Sometimes, the difference is not so clear. Following is a transcript of the video. Zach Zarba: […]
It takes years and a series of trials to get to the NBA level of officiating. Zach Zarba is a 15-year NBA referee. Like many professional referees, he started by refereeing little kids and eventually moved up to the high school and college levels. Now he shares the court with […]