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She Might Be NFL's First Female Referee

Sarah Thomas among the pack up for next permanent promotion

(Newser) - One female ref got a brief taste of life in the NFL last season when the league locked out union referees, but when the impasse ended, things went back to being an all-boys club. That has a real chance of changing on a permanent basis, perhaps this season or... More »

Catholic HS Bars Female Ref

Kansas religious school said to object to woman in authority over boys

(Newser) - A Kansas Catholic high school’s decision to ban a female referee from officiating a boys’ basketball game because of the school’s religious beliefs has state officials investigating the incident and considering banning the school from future competition, the AP reports. Referees said officials from St. Mary’s Academy,... More »

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