Play of the Week
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Rules Quizzes
(answers are located at the bottom of the page)
NFHS Edition
1. Having the alternating possession indicator on the scoreboard is all that is needed to indicate the team entitled to the next AP arrow. True or False?

2. The Referee can only choose a game ball provided by the home team.  True or False?

3. Only the captain of a team or the head coach may request a time out or ask permission from an official to leave the court. True or False?

4. Committing basket interference or goaltending during a free throw is a technical foul.  True or False?

5. The limit for successive time outs during any dead ball is two. True or False?
Men's Collegiate Edition
1. A1 who has been disqualified participates and scores a lay-up. When discovered the following   are correct statements:
a. The basket counts.
b. A1 is charged with a flagrant 2 technical foul and ejected.
c. The Head Coach of Team A is charged with a Class A technical foul.
d. All of the Above.
e. A & B

2. May a player wear an illegal undershirt if he takes a technical foul for it. Yes or No.

3. A1 has a head band with extensions. May A1 play with this head band. Yes or No.

4. Wearing jewelry is a Class B technical foul charged to the player. T-F

5. Until the officials’ jurisdiction ends. The officiating crew may do the following:
a. Call a technical foul.
b. Correct a correctable error.
c. Correct a bookkeeping mistake.
d. All of the Above.
Women's Collegiate Edition
1. The resumption of play procedure is not in effect to start the 2nd Half or an extra period. T-F

2. When is a player disqualified?

3. The home team coach instructs the official scorer to take the official scorebook to their locker room. The home team coach shall be ruled for an indirect technical foul. T-F

4. A1 is dribbling in her front court. B1 knocks the ball off of A1’s leg and the ball goes into the backcourt. A3 recovers the ball in the backcourt. The trail official rules the play to be legal.  T-F

5. A1 obtains a rebound inside the lower defensive box and charges into B1 who is in the RA. B1 shall be ruled for blocking because the RA is off on immediate rebounds. T-F

International Edition
1. The basket that is attacked by a team is the opponent’s basket. T-F

2. The basket that is defended by a team is its own basket. T-F

3. A1 is wearing a white head band and A2 is wearing a red head band on the playing court. This is not permitted. T-F

4. The centre line is in the back court. T-F

5. A1 loses their contact lens. Team A’s doctor enters the playing court to find A1’s lost contact lens. A1 by rule has received assistance and shall be substituted. T-F

From the Sports Editor’s Desk:  Pandemic
Perspective from a High School Basketball Referee
By Matt Daniels/The News-Gazette
Leroy Schluter remembers attending a local high school basketball game in 1998, shortly after he moved from St. Louis back to his east central Illinois roots. The 1985 Armstrong High School graduate saw some of the same officials who used to work his high school games. “I talked to the coaches afterwards,” Schluter said, “and the problem that exists today existed back then: there was a shortage of officials. ”So Schluter joined the ranks. And hasn’t looked back, either, in the subsequent 22 years. Among the more veteran and respected high school basketball referees in the area, Schluter has worked two IHSA girls’ basketball state tournaments, most recently helping officiate the Class 1A state championship game in 2019.
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Wisconsin Study: High School Sports
Have not Spread the Coronavirus
By the Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. — A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that the state’s high school sports have not caused an increase in COVID-19 infections among athletes.
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health released the study Thursday. Researchers led by Dr. Andrew Watson surveyed 207 schools that restarted fall sports in September, representing more than 30,000 athletes, more than 16,000 practices and more than 4,000 games.
The survey found 271 athletes contracted the virus overall compared with 2,318 Wisconsin children aged 14-17 over the month of September. No sports were found to have a higher incidence rate of COVID-19 overall than 14-17 year-olds. None of the cases among the athletes resulted in hospitalization or death.
Of the 209 athletes who knew where they contracted the virus, only one case was attributed to participation in sports.
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Local Basketball Legend Larry McIntire Passes Away
IAABO Board No. 130, Southeastern Massachusetts
By Danny Ventura, Boston Herald
The North Shore lost a legendary figure in the local basketball community today with the passing of Larry McIntire earlier today. A longtime official, McIntire spent his later years as the MIAA North tournament assignor of officials.
Members of his board penned a touching tribute to McIntire.
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Calling All Good IAABO Citizens
So many of us impact our communities and our world for the better.  IAABO would like to highlight many of the good deeds our officials have done throughout the year. We want to emphasize our belief in being good corporate and community citizens in the areas where we live and work.  So, whether it be a random act of kindness or an organized volunteer effort, no good deed is too big or too small!  Trust us, we’ll be humble so that our officials can be proud.  Send your email to IAABO @  and tell us about a good deed you did this year.
Some examples include:
  • Rescued a puppy
  • Bought lunch for a stranger
  • Organized a fundraiser
  • Volunteered at a homeless shelter
  • Donated blood
  • Shoveled a neighbor’s driveway
  • Helped a friend in need

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To make a donation, please contact your local board chairperson or send your donation to Officials vs. Cancer, P.O. Box 355, Carlisle, PA  17013. Click here to make an online donation.

Officially Human; Behind the Stripes LLC (OH) was founded by Brenda Hilton as a grassroots effort to "humanize" sport officials in all sports at all levels. Brenda has spent close to 20 years working with sport officials and coordinators at the DI level and grown to appreciate them for all they do for our youth and young adults. OH is currently working with 12 high school associations (with more on the horizon) across the country to survey officials at that level, gathering information to take back constituents and participating states in hopes of building a nationwide campaign. To date, 16,000+ officials have shared thoughts and ideas on how to address the issue. 
OH currently has sportsmanship banners available for purchase to be displayed at venues; they can be customized with the venue logo. 
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IAABO Patches

Recently, the IAABO Office has received numerous inquiries about IAABO patches and their availability for purchase.  IAABO Patches are no longer available for purchase.  This was discontinued several years ago.  Please visit Smitty Officials’ Apparel – Smitty is the exclusive vendor for IAABO Logoed products.  Click here to view a listing of preferred retailers.
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Answers to Quizzes
1. False- 1-16.
2. False-1-12-3.
3. False- 3-1-2.
4. False-10-4-9.
5. False-4-43-2.
Men's Collegiate
1. e- A.R. 277
2. No- 1.23.1 and .2
3. No- 1-24.
4. False- A.R. 13.
5. d- 2-4.3
Women's Collegiate
1. True-A.R. 29.
2. When the Head Coach is notified by an official. 2-11-3.
3. False- A.R.32
4. False- 9-12-4.
5. False- 10-10-15. 
1. True- 1.1.2
2. True-1.1.2.
3. True- Interpretation-4-2.
4. True- 2.2.
5. True- Interpretation-5-4.
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