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

Officiating moments of the 2010s, part 1

Embed from Getty Images From the highlights to the lowlights, the past decade has been full of news, advancements, and controversies in the world of NFL officiating. We live in a very different world we lived in just ten years ago. Without further ado, from the game-changing calls to the broken

Week 17 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Tony Corrente will be the referee for Game 256 — the Sunday night game between the 49ers and Seahawks which will determine who will win the NFC West, and who will enter the postseason as the NFC's fifth seed. Scott Novak and his crew have the week

Week 16 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Scott Novak, John Hussey, and Clete Blakeman are the referees for the Saturday tripleheader on NFL Network. Shawn Smith and his crew are off this week. Saturday, Dec. 21 Texans at Buccaneers  NFLN  —  Scott Novak Bills at Patriots  NFLN  —  John Hussey Rams at 49ers  NFLN  —  Clete Blakeman Sunday, Dec.