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Referees Err In Browns-Vikings Game

Referee Bill Leavy mistakenly penalized the Minnesota Vikings after coach Leslie Frazier tried to challenge a ruling on a muffed punt in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against Cleveland.

09/22/2013

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As High School Football Kicks Off, It’s All About The Heat (Index)

High school football kicks off Thursday night, and the storyline this week has been all about the heat.

08/28/2013

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Will Prep Hockey’s Rule Changes Stay?

The games taking place at the Minnesota state boys hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center are a little different because of changes made about a year-and-a-half ago.

03/07/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 11/16

Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the high school football action in the videos below, plus a took at Caledonia’s Warriors and how high school refs get to the Metrodome.

11/16/2012

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In NFL Ref Woes, Key Role Of Expertise Spotlighted

If good help is hard to find, just how expendable is expertise?

09/26/2012

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Good Question: How Do Referees Get To The Pros?

After the controversial final touchdown call at the end of the Green Bay Packers – Seattle Seahawks game, more and more of us started thinking about pro sports officials.

09/25/2012

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Packers Fans, Players Outraged Over Replacement Refs’ Call

A day later and that infamous play during Monday night’s Seahawks vs. Packers game still dominates conversation at local sports bars.

09/25/2012

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Obama, Ryan Address Replacement Referee Fracas

The embarrassing NFL referee saga and the disputed call that gave Seattle a victory over Green Bay Monday night has reached the campaign for the White House with President Barack Obama deeming it “terrible” and saying it was time to get the regulars back on the job.

09/25/2012

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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

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Vikiings Dominate Monday Morning Sports With Mike Max

On the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee, sports news had a decided Viking flavor on Monday.

09/24/2012

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Vikings’ Kluwe Criticizes Replacement Officials

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he’s had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.

08/25/2012