Coach Ejected And Suspended For Title Game After Late Hit On His Player

Ensworth (TN) was up 21-12 with two seconds to go in its state semifinal matchup against Brentwood Academy when Brentwood's Derek Barnett—committed to play at Tennessee next year—hit an Ensworth player well out of bounds. It was a clearly cheap and late hit and tempers flared. The referees ended the game right there… » 11/23/13 2:25pm 11/23/13 2:25pm

Refs Botched Last Night's UConn-Marquette Overtime, Had Teams Shoot At…

Officials mutilated the start of an overtime period last night in Milwaukee, casting doubt on the outcome of what would eventually be a 82-76 Marquette victory over UConn and tarnishing the already-black reputation of referee Karl Hess. » 1/02/13 11:00am 1/02/13 11:00am

The Sun Bowl Officiating Crew Botched A Missed Field Goal Call And It…

The Sun Bowl is scoreless midway through the first quarter, though if it were up to the bowl's Big Ten officiating crew, it would be a bit different. That's because they attempted to call a field goal attempt by USC's Andre Heidari good, even though it was obvious to viewers and everybody in the stadium the kick… » 12/31/12 2:50pm 12/31/12 2:50pm

Here Are The 21 Worst Replacement Referee Mistakes From Sunday

Despite management-friendly scribes swearing to the contrary, the NFL's replacement officials made some enormous errors yesterday—some of which affected the outcome of games and at least one that directly led to a starting quarterback being knocked out of the game. That's not to mention losing track of time outs,… » 9/10/12 3:35pm 9/10/12 3:35pm

Today It Was Florida State That Avoided An Upset Thanks To The Refs

Another day, another blown call that changed a game's outcome in Nashville as third-seeded Florida State escaped with a win over St. Bonaventure due to referees missing this violation (hint: when inbounding the ball you have to stay out of bounds) that would have handed the Bonnies the ball under their basket and a… » 3/16/12 5:46pm 3/16/12 5:46pm

ACC Referee Told N.C. State Head Coach Mark Gottfried To Shut His…

Yesterday's ACC final between N.C. State and North Carolina was just a typical game for N.C. State in the ACC—oozing with controversy. N.C. State, you will recall, is the alma mater to Tom Gugliotta. Googs, of course, was unceremoniously kicked out of a game by ACC official Karl Hess little more than a month ago. » 3/11/12 12:30pm 3/11/12 12:30pm