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About Rule 11

We started Rule 11 officials to help college football officials stay engaged.  After producing our first preseason quiz and seeing its popularity, we realized that there might be a need for other methods to receive information about officiating.

We also realized that we were always having conversations about officiating; with each other and with more seasoned, knowledgeable officials.  Why not record and share those conversations with others?  That's how the Rule 11 idea was born.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support what we are trying to do.

We're in this together!

-Rule 11 staff

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As a new college football official, I have found that this podcast is extremely helpful in breaking down both barriers and rules. The guests they bring on to the show as well as how they discuss their experiences, which are very similar to mine, are fantastic.

- J. Rosiek

Thank you for the great amount of effort you put in to provide this resource. This, along with independent/group rules study, keeps things fresh on my mind over the off-season. Keep up the content, especially the guest speakers! Thanks again!

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I got a late start on your podcasts, but listened to all of them in a couple of weeks! Been spreading the word in Texas and y’all have some big fans here. Thanks for all you do. 

- D. Lord

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March 2019 Preseason Quiz

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Latest Podcasts

Conversation 40: “Her Turf” Documentary

March 24, 2019

The documentary “Her Turf,” follows three extraordinary female football officials as they bravely attempt to level the playing field.   Shantel Hansen (Director and Producer), Dean Blandino (Executive Producer) and Annice Cannady (the 1st female NCAA official) join us to discuss this extremely important documentary. Topics include: What is the documentary about? Where did the idea come from? Overview of the […]

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Conversation 39: Touching Rules

March 17, 2019

Tyler and Dwayne discuss rules related to touching of a scrimmage kick and touching during a pass play. Topics include Touching during a scrimmage kick Touching behind/beyond the neutral zone Illegal touching during scrimmage kick Illegal touching during pass plays Touching by kicking team in B’s end zone Eligibility gained or regained Quote of the Week Don’t compare your beginning […]

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Conversation 38: Basic Spot Focus – 10.2.2.d.2 and 8.5.1 exception

February 24, 2019

In this conversation, Tyler and Dwayne focus on finding the basic spot in a specific case: Running plays when the run ends in the end zone after a change of team possession (10.2.2.d.2). This includes the momentum exception (8.5.1 exception) We hope to clarify these often confusing set of rules with some play scenarios. Quote of the Week “My heart […]

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Conversation 37: 22nd Upper Midwest Collegiate Football Officials Clinic

February 16, 2019

Rick Kruger and Brian Boche (rhymes with Hockey) manage the Upper Midwest Collegiate Football Officials Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, B1G country. Listen and learn about this great, inexpensive clinic including the on and off field opportunities to learn and get better. NOTE: Around the 28 minute mark, we censored a short part of the conversation in order to conceal the […]

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Conversation 36: QwikRef with founder Rusty Acree

February 10, 2019

QwikRef has become a vital tool used by officials, supervisors and coaches in most of the conferences across the country. Rusty Acree is the founder and he joins us to provide unique insight into QwikRef. Topics include: How and why QwikRef was born? Features of QwikRef Who are the users of QwikRef? Where do suggestions for improvements come from? Quote of […]

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Conversation 35: Rule Study Guidelines and Tips

February 3, 2019

Looking for some ideas on how to study the rules? Tyler and Dwayne provide some tips to help you create your rule study plan and prepare for upcoming rules exams. Topics include Different types learners Creating goals and creating a study plan Rogers Redding Guide Dickson Study Method Hybrid Method Making Rule Study more Interesting Study Groups Quote Of the […]

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Conversation 34: Sports Officials Tax Guide co-author Keith Vincent, CPA

January 27, 2019

Warning:  We had technical difficulties during the recording of this episode.  The sound quality is degraded. CPA Keith Vincent is the co-author of the Sports Officials Tax Guide from Referee Magazine. In this conversation, Keith provides some tips and guidance regarding sports officials’ taxes.  There is some great information in this conversation. Topics include: Employee vs Independent contractor How Income […]

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Conversation 33: Big XII Rookie Season and Email Rules Exchange

January 20, 2019

In the 2nd episode of season 2, Big XII Head-LineJudge John Braun returns to discuss his rookie season in the Big XII.  He also discusses the upcoming Email Rules Exchange that he manages. Topics includes Differences between Mountain West and Big XII Lessons learned #1 goal for line of scrimmage officials The Email Rules Exchange Quote of the Week A […]

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