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Ed Hochuli. (Getty Images)

NFL Office Will Help Refs With Replay Reviews

NFL owners have approved a centralized replay system.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

Head coach Gary Andersen of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts to the referees following a 32-30 defeat to Arizona State. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Officials From Wisconsin-ASU Game Reprimanded

The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded the officials in Saturday night’s game between Wisconsin and Arizona State for their actions in the bizarre closing seconds.

09/16/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Fans Relieved After Deal To Bring Refs Back To Field

Bears fans are expressing relief in the wake of a tentative deal between the NFL and the union that will get the real referees back on the gridiron.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz argues an Unnecessary Roughness call with two referees. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NFL Reaches Tentative Agreement With Refs

The NFL and the referees’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.

09/26/2012

An NFL referee (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement Refs

Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.

09/25/2012

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz argues an Unnecessary Roughness call with two referees. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NFL To Use Replacement Officials For Week 1

The NFL will open the regular season with replacement officials.

670 The Score–08/29/2012

Jerry Markbreit officiated in the NFL for 23 years. (CBS)

Ex-Ref Cries Foul Over NFL’s Use Of Replacement Refs

In the ‘80s, Jerry Markbreit ejected Charles Martin for slamming the Bears’ Jim McMahon to the ground after a play — a tough call even for a veteran NFL ref.

08/24/2012

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz argues an Unnecessary Roughness call with two referees. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Report: NFL May Start Season With Replacement Refs

As the NFL and then NFL Referees Association continue to fumble in agreeing on a new contract, it appears those replacement referees may have to officiate Week 1 of the regular season.

670 The Score–08/14/2012

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz argues an Unnecessary Roughness call with two referees. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Memo: NFL Recruiting Lower-Division College Ranks, Semi-Pro Leagues For Replacement Refs

Here’s a memo from the NFL’s director of recruiting, Ron Baynes, to all NFL scouts, explaining exactly what the the league is looking for in replacement referees.

670 The Score–07/18/2012

NBA referee Marc Davis is keeping his skills sharp during the lockout. (CBS)

NBA Refs Try To Keep Their Skills Sharp During Lockout

The best NBA talent you’ll find here are Chicago-based referees Danny Crawford, James Capers, and Marc Davis. CBS 2’s Ryan Baker talks with them about how they’re spending their time.

11/04/2011

NFL stands by Calvin Johnson incomplete pass ruling

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The NFL is standing behind how a buzz-creating call was handled in the Detroit-Chicago game. Lions coach Jim Schwartz refuses to make a fuss about it. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del […]

09/14/2010