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Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:29pm
Replies: 35
Views: 26,160
Posted By refinks
Shockernet.net. In the NCAA Tournament thread,...

Shockernet.net. In the NCAA Tournament thread, page 30 I believe. For Higgins
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 30, 2019, 10:25pm
Replies: 35
Views: 26,160
Posted By refinks
I've seen a lot of talk on a local college sports...

I've seen a lot of talk on a local college sports message board that tonight was John Higgins' last game as a college official. Anybody have any real insight on this or is this just some rumor from...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 29, 2017, 07:01pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,971
Posted By refinks
Well, I guess a tweet is better than nothing, but...

Well, I guess a tweet is better than nothing, but still a lot less than I would expect. Calipari is an absolute joke.

On the other hand, I respect De'Aaron Fox for taking the high road in what he...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:19pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,235
Posted By refinks
Mostly baseball umpire here, but this question...

Mostly baseball umpire here, but this question can easily be applied at the softball level. I have always been taught by my instructors at the level I've worked (youth and HS JV, plus HS varsity...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:02pm
Replies: 73
Views: 25,187
Posted By refinks
When do the 10 officials for Final Four weekend...

When do the 10 officials for Final Four weekend get announced? Anybody wanna make predictions? I'm partial to Higgins and Kimble myself. Also wouldn't mind seeing Ted Valentine.
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 25, 2017, 02:24pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,782
Posted By refinks
After seeing some of the notable names that...

After seeing some of the notable names that didn't work the Sweet Sixteen (Higgins and Kimble are 2 of the big ones I follow), and not having access to the NCAA manual, what is the rule about...
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 24, 2017, 02:17pm
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By refinks
coaching forums

Guys, I realize this is an officiating forum. I am a basketball official. However, because of chronic knee problems I'm having to give up officiating the game that I love.

I, however, am...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 30, 2016, 04:56pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By refinks
There is (or should I say was, as he resigned...

There is (or should I say was, as he resigned after last season) a varsity girls coach in my association that was.. let's just say... not a very cordial guy when it came to officials. A bit of a...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 27, 2016, 08:20pm
Replies: 92
Views: 20,931
Posted By refinks
Gotcha, so maybe it's if you work a Sweet Sixteen...

Gotcha, so maybe it's if you work a Sweet Sixteen game, you won't work an Elite Eight? In going through the names, I didn't see any duplicate names for Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen.

I can pretty...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 27, 2016, 08:10pm
Replies: 92
Views: 20,931
Posted By refinks
What is the rule regarding officials that work...

What is the rule regarding officials that work the Final Four or the National Championship game? I thought I had read somewhere that if you work a Sweet Sixteen or an Elite Eight game, you are...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 18, 2016, 09:09pm
Replies: 92
Views: 20,931
Posted By refinks
Was really hoping Winston Stith and/or John Moore...

Was really hoping Winston Stith and/or John Moore would get a game this year. Both are local guys that I have met before.
Anybody know anything about them?
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 08, 2016, 01:38pm
Replies: 69
Views: 3,671
Posted By refinks
My captain/coaches pregame seems to vary, even...

My captain/coaches pregame seems to vary, even though I try to keep it the same every time.

I'll quickly tell captains to be good leaders on and off the court and help us out with any problem...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 11, 2015, 02:03pm
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By refinks
need help with finding something in rulebook

Hey guys, I am the lead official in a 3 man crew for a JV doubleheader tonight. As part of my pregame I want to cover proper throw-in administration, as this has been an area of weakness for the...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 11, 2015, 01:54pm
Replies: 94
Views: 4,852
Posted By refinks
Give the coach a chance to deal with the fan. If...

Give the coach a chance to deal with the fan. If the coach refuses to deal with it, or if he can't deal with it (fan refuses to leave), you really only have 2 options: call the game and get the heck...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 11, 2015, 01:48pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By refinks
In your situation, he is definitely borderline on...

In your situation, he is definitely borderline on being whacked. Especially since you said you warned him after the 3rd time and he still kept going, I am whacking him.

As you get more...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 11, 2015, 01:41pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By refinks
I tend to agree, if they are gonna bring the...

I tend to agree, if they are gonna bring the level of the game and the level of our officiating into it, that's an automatic for me. In this situation, he may not have directly came out and said the...
Forum: Basketball Sun Dec 06, 2015, 12:19am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,534
Posted By refinks
Easy call... charge all the way! Jk jk, a little...

Easy call... charge all the way! Jk jk, a little officiating humor there, although I do know some officials that would have called it a charge, believe it or not.

I don't do a lot of 3 man, so...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 02, 2015, 08:50pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By refinks
Speaking off non-school staff, I have found that...

Speaking off non-school staff, I have found that it is extremely hard, at least in my area, to get schools to allow me to work their table. I've got 2 middle schools that I've got an in with to work...
Forum: Football Wed Dec 02, 2015, 08:46pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By refinks
As a non-football official, just for my own...

As a non-football official, just for my own curiosity in case I do start officiating football, in the OPs play in question, how many of you would have called it a hold?

Without knowing what should...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 02, 2015, 08:43pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By refinks
This never happens in my area, at any type of...

This never happens in my area, at any type of school level, middle school or high school. It is always adults at the table, usually some kind of staff member of the school. Once in a while, for...
Forum: Basketball Fri Nov 27, 2015, 03:01pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,161
Posted By refinks
But the timeout was a media timeout. Would that...

But the timeout was a media timeout. Would that change anything?
Forum: Basketball Fri Nov 27, 2015, 02:53pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,161
Posted By refinks
10 second rule in NCAA

Gentlemen, and ladies of course,

Let me preface by saying I am a huge Wichita State fan, but I'm definitely not a homer, and I have had many arguments with the fans on shockernet regarding...
Forum: Baseball Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:49am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By refinks
It was a very good call, and the fact Jim Joyce...

It was a very good call, and the fact Jim Joyce had the guts to make it just shows why he's at the top in my mind. Now, depending on who you ask, there are a lot of people, umpires included, that...
Forum: Football Fri Oct 23, 2015, 10:47am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By refinks
Yes, sorry, NFHS

Yes, sorry, NFHS
Forum: Football Fri Oct 23, 2015, 10:31am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By refinks
difference in penalties

Guys, let me preface this by saying that I'm not a football official, but I've officiated other sports and I'm strongly considering getting some football experience next season, getting my feet wet...
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