Football Zebras has confirmed that former NFL referee Gerald Austin has left his post as coordinator of football officials for Conference USA. The conference posted the job opening to their website today.
"Gerald's role is going to change, but he will continue to work with Conference USA," said Russ Anderson, assistant
Robert W. Boylston, 1939-2021
Former NFL umpire Bob Boylston, known for his dry wit delivered in a thick Southern drawl as much as being one of the top umpires in the league, died Thursday at the age of 81. It is the second loss of a highly recognized NFL official at
Referee Clay Martin, who entered quarantine two weeks ago prior to a Monday night game he was scheduled to officiate, has been hospitalized in Tulsa, Okla., near his hometown.
Martin has been on the league's covid list, according to a report on Dec. 21 in the Tulsa World, after he was
Football Zebras is obtaining the officiating assignments to the 2020-21 bowl games and reporting them here.
In a normal year, the Power Five conferences receive five bowls, other conferences receive three, with a fourth assignment rotated annually. Several bowls scheduled for this season have been canceled due to the coronavirus
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the officiating department to take a closer look at roughing the passer fouls -- both called and uncalled -- in order to provide more consistency and protection to the quarterback position. The officiating department is looking at two ways to adjust mechanics that recognize
Football Zebras will be posting the crew assignments for the 2020 college football conference championships as they are confirmed. Assignments are handled by each conference. Depending on the procedures for each conference, crews are may eligible for bowl games.
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A scramble at the end of the first half of the Monday evening game has the NFL officiating department focusing on their procedures when there is a running clock at the end of the half.
With seconds to go in the second quarter without timeouts on 3rd & 16 from
Not much garners more attention than high school playoff football in Texas, but on Thursday night, the result in one game was overshadowed by an ugly incident on the field.
Edinboro High School senior Emmanuel Duron was flagged for a late hit on the quarterback in the second quarter of
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What was an officiating milestone in the Super Bowl has been superseded multiple times in just three months of gametime since.
The Super Bowl crew was the fourth time in NFL history that any regular or postseason game had a majority of the crew composed of minorities, and
Fumbles near the sideline require extra concentration on the sideline, not only for a ball touching the sideline, but an out-of-bounds player touching the loose ball. Take that element of concentration, and stretch it across 27 yards of the field, and the methodical job by field judge Tom Hill and