NCAA VP: Actually, Refs Did Have The Best Angle On Controversial Play

Yesterday, NCAA head of basketball officiating John Adams went on the radio and explained why officials failed to overturn an incorrect blown out-of-bounds call late during the NCAA title game: they never saw the crucial replay that showed a Duke player touching the ball last. But today Adams was contradicted by NCAA… » 4/08/15 8:01pm 4/08/15 8:01pm

Referee Sends Off Wrong West Brom Player

Disaster struck for West Bromwich Albion just over a minute into their match against Manchester City. Wilfried Bony seized upon Gareth McAuley's poor back pass, and was subsequently hacked down by Craig Dawson. Referee Neil Swarbrick didn't immediately blow his whistle—presumably playing advantage and seeing if Bony… » 3/21/15 11:07am 3/21/15 11:07am

Idiot Official Calls Bullshit Technical Foul On Ed Cooley

Providence coach Ed Cooley "earned" a technical foul late in the Friars' Round of 64 nightcap against Dayton in Columbus when his fiery timeout speech featured him tossing a chair to the floor. One official took offense—to equipment abuse, apparently—and charged Cooley with a technical foul, adding another Providence… » 3/21/15 1:00am 3/21/15 1:00am

Report: NHL Suspended Referee For Meeting In A Bar With Hockey Blogger

NHL referee Tim Peel met with his fiercest critic Thursday night in New York City: Yahoo Sports NHL blog Puck Daddy's editor-in-chief Greg Wyshynski. Wyshynski feels that Peel is the one of (if not the) worst referees in the NHL, and has written a series of articles on calls he believes Peel blew with titles like " » 2/03/15 12:43am 2/03/15 12:43am

Baylor Beats TCU, With A Little Help From The Officials

A lengthy and mostly defense-free 61-58 battle between TCU and Baylor today ended with a Bears field goal that was set up by a pass interference call against the Horned Frogs. Was it a deserved flag? Maybe, but moments earlier TCU turned the ball over after a fourth-down play that ended in an awfully similar manner. » 10/11/14 8:51pm 10/11/14 8:51pm

Officials Botch Blocked Punt In UTEP-KSU, Spend 12 Minutes Not Fixing

This is one of the more bizarre plays you'll see today. Kansas State blocked its second UTEP punt of the first quarter, only to see the entire play called back due to an inadvertent whistle. And it took 12 minutes—12 minutes!—for officials to realize and then verify that they screwed up. » 9/27/14 1:17pm 9/27/14 1:17pm