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Ratner Named to Hall

Former NASO Board member Marc Ratner will be one of seven people chosen for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 12 in Canastota, N.Y.

CYO Basketball Group Joins

One of the latest officials associations to join NASO’s Association Advantage program at the Titanium Shield level is St. Isidore CYO Basketball.

Where We Stand - Suspending Sports Officials

Sports officials are being suspended in ever increasing numbers. That fact is indisputable. They are being suspended by leagues, conferences, associations and assigners. One could reasonably infer from this that sports officials are performing worse than before. That conclusion is wrong.

Softball Association Joins as Group

The California Collegiate Softball Umpires Association (CCSUA) became the latest officials association to join NASO’s Association Advantage program at the Titanium Shield level.

Variety of Groups Renew

Many officials groups have renewed their memberships with NASO’s Association Advantage program in recent weeks.

State Associations Renew

A number of state associations have renewed memberships with NASO’s Association Advantage program at the Platinum level in recent weeks.

NASO Board Meets in Racine

The NASO Board of Directors is scheduled to conduct its fall meeting today in Racine, Wis., the home of NASO.

Volleyball Group Renews

The Southern California Volleyball Officials’ Association (SCVOA) recently renewed its group membership within NASO’s Association Advantage program.

More Football Officials Associations Renew

Football officials from many associations throughout the country recently renewed their group membership within NASO’s Association Advantage program.

NASO Statement on Texas High School Football Incident

In Marble Falls, Texas this past weekend, an officiating nightmare took place. It took place and nobody was sleeping. Fortunately someone was videotaping the game. Without any room for equivocation, that video shows two players from John Jay High School in San Antonio purposely and with malice physically assaulted umpire, Robert Watts during the final moments of the game. He was viciously and without warning knocked to the ground by a Jay player and then, while prostrate on the turf, was helmet-speared by a fellow Jay teammate.

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