football-fbs flag

The Associated Press | December 18, 2013

Fight Hunger Bowl will have two female officials

INSIDE THE STRIPES
Not every question has a simple answer, a black and white response that covers all the bases. Sometimes, there’s more to it. Take the job of a football official.
Complete story

SAN FRANCISCO — The Fight Hunger Bowl will make history with two female officials this year.

The game between BYU and Washington on Dec. 27 in San Francisco will be called by a crew from Conference USA that includes Sarah Thomas as line judge and Maia Chaka as head linesman.

NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding says it is the first time two female officials have worked the same FBS game.

Thomas became the first female official in major college football in 2007 and the first to work a bowl game in 2009 at the Little Caesars Bowl.

A Division II game earlier this year between Miles College and Lane had four female officials. That was billed as the first NCAA game with a majority-female officiating crew.

Patrick Mahomes vs. Baker Mayfield: Remembering the record 2016 Oklahoma-Texas Tech shootout

Before they became NFL stars, Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield were part of a record-setting college football game between Texas Tech and Oklahoma on Oct. 22, 2016.
READ MORE

College football rankings: Preseason Top 25 for the 2021 season

Here's a way early Top 25 college football rankings for the 2021 season.
READ MORE

Top 9 nonconference games in the 2021 college football season

Circle Sept. 4, 2021, on the college football calendar because it is *loaded* with good games.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners