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Be the Referee: Hoops Officials Manual

Be the Referee: Hoops Officials Manual
Thursday, February 20, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis announces the addition of a new resource to assist basketball officials across the state.
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Haslett Cancer Games Touch Close to Home

Haslett Cancer Games Touch Close to Home
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
By pure coincidence, it happened to be Valentine's Day. However, that date on the calendar served as the perfect backdrop when two schools and two officiating crews paired up for a "Coaches for Cancer" girls and boys basketball doubleheader Friday at Haslett High Schoo...
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Be the Referee: Held Ball or Traveling?

Be the Referee: Held Ball or Traveling?
Thursday, February 13, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis offers a basketball "You Make the Call" that comes into play when defensive and offensive players wind up in a stalemate.
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Be the Referee: Hockey Rules Chart

Be the Referee: Hockey Rules Chart
Thursday, February 6, 2020
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice addresses some of the rules differences between high school and college hockey.
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Be the Referee: Cheer Safety

Be the Referee: Cheer Safety
Thursday, January 30, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains how competitive cheer rules have been written to keep participants as safe as possible. 
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Be the Referee: Goaltending

Be the Referee: Goaltending
Thursday, January 23, 2020
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice clears up misconceptions concerning backboards and basketball goaltending.
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Be The Referee: Wrestling Tie-Breaker

Be The Referee: Wrestling Tie-Breaker
Thursday, January 16, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses an addition this winter to the tie-breaker criteria for dual wrestling meets.
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Be The Referee: Pregame Meeting

Be The Referee: Pregame Meeting
Thursday, January 9, 2020
This week, MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl discusses this basketball season's addition of a pregame meeting including officials, coaches and players and the importance for all parties to attend.
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Sontag Inspires Amid 'Miracle' Cancer Fight

Sontag Inspires Amid 'Miracle' Cancer Fight
Friday, January 3, 2020
Dave Sontag could tell something was wrong. The gymnasium at Petersburg-Summerfield High School is bigger than most in Monroe County. But when Sontag, a veteran official, was running up and down the floor, he felt unusually tired and began feeling pain in his back.
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Be The Referee: Alternating Possession

Be The Referee: Alternating Possession
Thursday, December 19, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice offers a "You Make the Call" regarding alternate possession, or lack thereof, on the basketball court.
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Be The Referee: Ratings

Be The Referee: Ratings
Thursday, December 12, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains the process by which schools are able to rate the officials who work their competitions.
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Be the Referee: Video Review Success

Be the Referee: Video Review Success
Thursday, December 5, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice discusses the video review utilized for the first time at last weekend's Football Finals, and how it was successful.
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Be the Referee: More Injury Time

Be the Referee: More Injury Time
Thursday, November 28, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses a change to the wrestling injury time rule to allow for more time to evaluate head and neck injuries.
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Be the Referee: Football Review

Be the Referee: Football Review
Thursday, November 21, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains how video will be used for the first time at this season's MHSAA Football Finals.
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Be The Referee: Sideline Safety

Be The Referee: Sideline Safety
Thursday, November 14, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains the expectation for sideline safety concerning officials, coaches and team personnel who occupy this area of the football field.
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Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs

Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs
Thursday, October 24, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains differences in high school football rules regarding automatic first downs from similar rules at the college and pro levels.
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Be The Referee: Catch Momentum

Be The Referee: Catch Momentum
Thursday, October 17, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice offers a "You Make the Call" regarding catch momentum after an interception near the goal line.
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Be the Referee: Golf Rules Changes

Be the Referee: Golf Rules Changes
Thursday, October 10, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains new rules in golf for 2019-2020, including those pertaining to the use of cell phones during play.
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NFHS Voice: Punish Bad Fan Behavior

NFHS Voice: Punish Bad Fan Behavior
Sunday, October 6, 2019
While we would hope that parents and other fans would embrace the concepts of education-based athletics by respecting the efforts of those men and women who officiate high school sports, that unfortunately is not occurring in some cases.
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Be the Referee: No Tackle Box

Be the Referee: No Tackle Box
Thursday, October 3, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains the difference between high school and college/pro rules in regards to the football tackle box and intentional grounding.
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