NCAA issues clear replay protocols after Pac-12 VP usurps replay official

http://gty.im/1038230134 In light of a Pac-12 senior vice president stepping in to over-rule the centralized replay center in a game earlier this year, Steve Shaw, NCAA football rules committee secretary-editor, and Rogers Redding, national coordinator of football officials, have notified game officials that the replay official is the final authority in upholding or overruling a

NFL officiating exec David Coleman hired as new Pac-12 officiating boss

The Pacific-12 Conference has hired NFL director of officiating David Coleman as its vice president of officiating -- a newly created position for the college conference.  Coleman had been with the NFL in the officiating department since 2010. In a news release, the Pac-12 says Coleman will be responsible for directly

Can replacements keep up with pro game?

[Editor's note: With this post, we welcome Mark Schultz as a contributing writer. We look forward to a long collaborative relationship with him.] The NFL preseason schedule is commencing without the regular officiating crews who have been locked out by the NFL in a labor dispute. Unlike the officials' strike in