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NASO is a Premier Source for Articles on Sports Officiating

The National Association of Sports Officials — NASO, is the premier organization for sports officials in the U.S., offering member benefits, support and training. As such, NASO is an excellent source for information for news and feature articles about officiating in all sports and at all levels. 

NASO’s media relations program is to provide factual and useful information to members of the media so their understanding of officiating issues and concerns are addressed fairly and intelligently. NASO provides the media with resources for interviews, rule interpretations, survey analysis and more.

If you are a reporter or editor working on a sports officiating story, contact Bill Topp at NASO, at (262) 632-8855.


2012 NASO News/ Press Releases

Feb. 1, 2012 — Gregson to Receive NASO Gold Whistle Award

Jan. 2, 2012 — Fox 40 Celebrates 25 Years in 2012

Jan. 1, 2012 — NASO Membership Grows Significantly in 2011


2011 NASO News/ Press Releases

Dec. 25, 2011 — NBA Referees Return to Regular-Season Action Dec. 25

Dec. 22, 2011 — Former Board Member Zaborniak Wraps Up Big 10 Career

Dec. 20, 2011 — Portland to Host 2012 Sports Officiating Summit

Dec. 19, 2011 — College Basketball Officials Association Members Join NASO

Dec. 15, 2011 — NASO Participates in ACC Football Officiating Clinic

Dec. 10, 2011 — Three Local Associations Join NASO En Masse

March 23, 2011 — Goldberger Receives 2011 Medallion Award

March 11, 2011 —  Esse Baharmast is 2011 Gold Whistle Award Recipient


2010 NASO News/ Press Releases

July 9, 2010 — NASO to Host the 2010 Sports Officiating Summit

June 25, 2010 — Judge Awards Texas Football Officials $400,000

June 4, 2010 — Fox 40 Extends NASO Sponsorship

April 8, 2010 — Alexander Selected for 2010 NASO Gold Whistle Award

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