USFL Week 8 officiating assignments

The USFL is entering the playoff stretch, and the games move across town to Legion Field, after 7 weeks at Legion Field. Here are the officiating assignments for Week 8 of the 2022 USFL season. Game assignments All games are played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., and times listed are Eastern. Friday, June

USFL Week 7 officiating assignments

Here are the officiating assignments for the seventh week of the 2022 USFL season. Game assignments All games are played at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala., and times listed are Eastern. Saturday, May 28 New Jersey Generals vs. Tampa Bay Bandits, 12 noon USA -- Duane HeydtNew Orleans Breakers vs. Michigan Panthers, 9 p.m.

USFL Week 5 officiating assignments

Week 5 of the USFL season once again has two crews working the four games over the weekend with referees working with different crews than usual. As part of the Week 4 swap, James Carter and Alex Moore are working this weekend, while their crews were assigned last week. All of

USFL Week 4 officiating assignments

Week 4 of the USFL season once again has two crews working the four games over the weekend. Bryan Banks (pictured above) will head the crew that is ordinarily helmed by Larry Smith, who worked with Banks' crew last week. Duane Heydt heads the other crew this weekend, but he is

USFL Rules School: What rules differ from the NFL?

Here are a list of the rules the USFL is employing that are different than the NFL rules set. Game timing Halftime is 10 minutes in lengthPlay clock will use 35 seconds, 25 seconds after a stoppageTiming rules for a runner out of bounds apply after the 2-minute warningThe clock stops on

USFL opens up offensive options with the double pass rule

One of the rather unusual rule changes adopted in the 2020 XFL season was picked up by the 2022 USFL: the double forward pass. In the NFL and all other levels of football, a double pass may only be executed if one of the passes (usually the first one) is thrown

Dean Blandino is the VP of officiating for 2023 XFL

The XFL is slated to reboot the reboot in spring of 2023. They now have their head of officiating. Dean Blandino, the former NFL senior vice president of officiating and Fox Sports rules analyst, will once again preside as the head of officiating in the XFL, as he did in their

NFL Officiating is holding a clinic for USFL officials

The last business the NFL had with the USFL was March 15, 1990, when they issued a check for $3.76 to pay the judgement in its antitrust case plus interest. Now, its head of officiating is actively working with the officiating staff of the in-name-only successor to the defunct league. The