Competition Committee proposes change to catch and replay rules (with video examples) The NFL Competition Committee is considering several rule changes, first reported by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, that would change how instant replay impacts the game. The committee will formally announce it's proposals Friday. NFL owners will meet in April to formally vote on the rule changes. 24 out of 32 owners

American Athletic and Atlantic Coast Conferences form college officiating partnership

The American Athletic Conference announced that it will form an officiating alliance with the Atlantic Coast Conference effective for the 2018 season. In light of the changes, American Athletic Conference supervisor Terry McAulay will be out of a job. McAulay has been supervisor of officials for 10 years, beginning with the

NFL promotes 2 second-generation referees: Shawn Hochuli and Alex Kemp

  Fathers have passed the NFL white hat to the sons, one directly and one posthumously. As Football Zebras noted last month, Alex Kemp seemed to be the frontrunner to be promoted to referee upon the retirement of Jeff Triplette. We also noted that back judge Shawn Hochuli was in the mix,

5 observations from Super Bowl LII

Another season is in the record books, capped off by one of the best Super Bowls ever. Here are five officiating takeaways from the big game. Communicate! Twice we saw very close touchdown catches and twice we saw field judge Tom Hill and back judge Perry Paganelli communicate before going up with