Maclin and Joyner fined for preseason ejection

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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

Quick calls from ‘Monday Night Football’ Week 8

#457964914 / gettyimages.com Impetus rule. Cowboys defensive back J.J. Wilcox intercepted a first-quarter pass in the end zone and then subsequently fumbled the ball out of bounds in the end zone (video). When a ball is dead in the end zone, it is either a touchdown, a safety, or a touchback.

Fail Mary was a failure beyond the field

Commentary by Ben Austro The play was one in a million. You could work the triple shifts in peewee right up through three decades in the NFL and still not see a simultaneous catch call like this (video). The Packers-Seahawks meeting in 2012 was the end of the seventh full week of

3 officials audition for referee position

Football Zebras exclusive Updated Aug. 13, 2014 The NFL will audition three officials at the referee position this week in the second preseason week.  Three current NFL officials will don the white hat for at least one preseason game where the NFL will scout them as potential future referees.  Last year, the

Wrolstad and Torbert new NFL referees

Two veterans replace the retired Green and Winter NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino confirmed to an Associated Press reporter yesterday that Ronald Torbert and Craig Wrolstad will be referees for the upcoming 2014 season.  Torbert and Wrolstad replace retired referees Scott Green and Ron Winter. Wrolstad has been a long time field judge on

5 observations from conference championship weekend

It was a great weekend of football, and the conference championship officiating crews did well by their respective games. 1. Umpire Bill Schuster had the game of his life Number 129 was everywhere Sunday night.  He jumped in between potential combatants, dug to the bottom of fumble scrums, hustled to get the