XFL Week 2 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images The XFL season continues this weekend with four more games as part of the Week 2 slate. The crews of John O'Neill and Tra Blake will make their XFL debuts this weekend. Follow our live coverage here and on our Twitter page, @footballzebras. Game assignments are below. All

Coach Ron Rivera appointed to the Competition Committee

Embed from Getty Images Washington head coach Ron Rivera has recently been appointed to the NFL's Competition Committee. This will be the first time since 2017 that the Competition Committee will have at least three head coaches. The Committee began their first meetings of the 2020 offseason this week. ESPN rules

XFL Week 1 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images The first week of the XFL regular season begins this weekend, with two games on Saturday and two on Sunday. Referees Reggie Smith, Brandon Cruse, Jeff Heaser, and James Carter will lead their crews in the inaugural week of the re-birth of the XFL. Follow our live

What’s to come in the 2020 offseason?

Embed from Getty Images The confetti is cleared. The countdowns have reset. Tampa is already beginning their preparation to host Super Bowl LV. This means that the NFL offseason has begun, and there are several items on the agenda for the officiating department, both in terms of rules and personnel. The

XFL breaks new ground by having a woman on every officiating crew

Football Zebras exclusive As the NFL concludes it's season by having a majority minority officiating crew in Super Bowl LIV, XFL head of officiating Dean Blandino is opening doors in the creation of a diverse officiating roster for that league's reboot in February. To that end, Blandino did something unprecedented: there

Bill Vinovich is the referee for Super Bowl LIV

Football Zebras exclusive Football Zebras has confirmed that Bill Vinovich will be the referee for Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Vinovich, 58, is currently in his 14th season and 11th as referee. Super Bowl LIV will be Vinovich’s 14th postseason assignment, including 3 Wild Card Playoffs, 5 Divisional Playoffs, 4 Conference Championships. This

Craig Wrolstad is the referee for the 2020 Pro Bowl

Craig Wrolstad will be the referee for this year's Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Umpire Jeff Rice and down judge Mike Spanier will be working the final game of their careers, as they both will be retiring at the conclusion of the season.       Yrs 2019 crew College Occupation R 4 Craig Wrolstad 17   Washington athletic director U 44 Jeff

Anderson, Vinovich, Hochuli, and Blakeman are Divisional Playoff referees

Football Zebras has confirmed the referees for the Divisional Playoffs. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern. This year, the NFL has moved