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Be the Referee: Personal Fouls

Be the Referee: Personal Fouls
Thursday, November 5, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how personal fouls are penalized at the high school level.
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Be the Referee: Officials Demographics

Be the Referee: Officials Demographics
Thursday, October 29, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the importance of recruiting young officials so they may gain experience now and prepare to replace veterans wearing the whistle.
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Be the Referee: Intentional Grounding

Be the Referee: Intentional Grounding
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the difference between high school and college/pro rules when it comes to intentional grounding. 
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Be the Referee: Playoff Selection

Be the Referee: Playoff Selection
Thursday, October 8, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how officials are chosen to work football playoff games.
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Hornets' Sorg Soars as Top Coach, Official

Hornets' Sorg Soars as Top Coach, Official
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Brent Sorg remains one of the country's elite soccer officials, a story worth telling on its own – but only half of the 40-year-old's remarkable climb on the pitch. He's better known in Michigan high school soccer as the boys coach at Williamston, which he led to...
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Be the Referee: Kick Returns

Be the Referee: Kick Returns
Thursday, October 1, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the difference in high school kick return rules from those in the college and professional games. 
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Be the Referee: Concussions

Be the Referee: Concussions
Thursday, September 24, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the role of officials in helping keep student-athletes safe after possible concussions. 
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Be the Referee: Automatic First Downs

Be the Referee: Automatic First Downs
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains what fouls result in an automatic first down at the high school level. 
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Be the Referee: Correcting a Down

Be the Referee: Correcting a Down
Thursday, September 10, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how officials at the high school level have the authority to correct an error in what down is being played. 
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Be the Referee: Spearing

Be the Referee: Spearing
Thursday, September 3, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the expanded definition of spearing added for football this season. 
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Be the Referee: Missed Field Goal

Be the Referee: Missed Field Goal
Thursday, August 27, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl kicks off the second season of "Be the Referee" with a "You Make the Call" on what happens after a missed field goal rolls out of bounds.
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2015-16 Officials Registration Underway

2015-16 Officials Registration Underway
Monday, June 15, 2015
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2015-16 school year.
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Be the Referee: Pitcher Arm Care

Be the Referee: Pitcher Arm Care
Thursday, June 11, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how the 30 out-limit rule works to keep baseball pitchers' arms healthy.
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Be the Referee: Bat Safety

Be the Referee: Bat Safety
Thursday, June 4, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how bats have been altered the last few seasons to make baseball safer for pitchers and infielders.
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Be the Referee: Balks

Be the Referee: Balks
Thursday, May 28, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the often-misunderstood baseball balk rule.
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Be the Referee: Baseball Pace of Play

Be the Referee: Baseball Pace of Play
Thursday, May 21, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses some of the strategies in use at the pro and high school levels to keep baseball's pace of play at an appropriate speed.
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Be the Referee: Fair or Foul Ball?

Be the Referee: Fair or Foul Ball?
Thursday, May 14, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how baselines come into play when deciding if a batted ball is fair or foul in baseball and softball.
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Be the Referee: Non-Glare Helmets

Be the Referee: Non-Glare Helmets
Thursday, May 7, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains why high-glare helmets are prohibited for softball and baseball.
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Be the Referee: Vern L. Norris Award

Be the Referee: Vern L. Norris Award
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the MHSAA's highest honor awarded annually to officials.
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Davis Continues as MHSAA Mat Champion

Davis Continues as MHSAA Mat Champion
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sam Davis was a highly-touted freshman on the Michigan State University wrestling team and recently-crowned MHSAA champion from Lansing Eastern when an eye injury ended his competitive career on that mat.  But the longtime Lansing official continues to make a stat...
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