2017 Army-Navy Game liveblog

Football Zebras is covering America's Game: the 118th matchup between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen. We will be reporting on the rules and the interpretations through the game here and on Twitter. Leave a comment below Send us a tweet @footballzebras Connect with us through Facebook https://twitter.com/CBSSports/status/939539436638896128

Zebras out of uniform

This past weekend, NCAA referee Mike Defee and his crew worked in miserable conditions as The Air Force Academy hosted San Diego State (photo of crew in the downpour). Lightning halted the game for 88-minutes, then resumed with a near empty stadium. Defee's crew started in their regular uniform. But after

Ruling Texas Lutheran’s double-kicked FG good is not good

It was a field-goal attempt no longer than an extra-point try. And as Texas Lutheran found out, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. The unorthodox field goal occurred when Tyler Hopkins' kick was blocked by a player from Belhaven University. The ball bounced back to Hopkins who kicked

NCAA referee with the announcement of the year

Big 10 referee and Officiating Development Program official Don Willard made a mistake Saturday.  He faced the wrong way when announcing a foul. It can happen. It has happened to the best, many times. But, the way he handled himself with a live microphone places him into nomination for referee announcement of

College football referee Ron Cherry retires

Embed from Getty Images   Ron Cherry, one of the most recognizable college football referees for the last decade, has retired according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Cherry suffered a head injury in the USC-Notre Dame game last season and underwent emergency neurosurgery a month later to remove a blood clot. Famous calls Cherry officiated football

Senior Bowl helps evaluate officiating talent, too

The Senior Bowl provides an opportunity for scouts to evaluate potential talent for the upcoming draft in a game played largely under NFL rules. The NFL officiating department also uses this as an opportunity to evaluate potential new officials as well. Since the demise of NFL Europe, the league has lost