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  1. espnW -- Female referees deserve their chance at the pros

    Jane McManus

    The NFL has included two women on its list of officials. Clearly they know what they're signing up for, so let them prove their mettle, just like their male counterparts did.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  2. espnW -- NBA ref Violet Palmer paved the way for other women

    Johnette Howard

    Controversy greeted Violet Palmer as one of the first female refs in the NBA. Today no one seems to care that two new women are in training. You can thank Palmer for that, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  3. Pioneers charge onto court

    espnW

    On this day in 1997, the NBA announced the hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer to its refereeing staff, marking the first time in major U.S. pro sports that women would officiate regular-season games in an all-male league. On Oct. 31, 1997, Palme...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  4. Calling the Shots -- Where's the next Violet Palmer?

    Pat Borzi

    The NBA opened its door to women referees in 1997 but since then has not promoted anyone from the D-League. Officials say it will happen.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  5. Calling the Shots -- Officially unbalanced

    Jane McManus

    There is only one woman official in major American men's sports. But there are some who hope to soon break that glass ceiling.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2011
  6. NBA referee Violet Palmer stands her ground

    Adena Andrews

    In the second installment of a two-part series, NBA referee Violet Palmer, the first female referee and a 13-year veteran, talks to espnW about her hectic travel schedule and being on the floor during a legendary NBA fight.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2011
  7. NBA referee Violet Palmer is making the calls

    Adena Andrews

    Violet Palmer was the first female referee in the NBA, and 13 years into her NBA career, she still is calling the shots. In the first installment of a two-part series, Palmer talks to espnW about her life as a referee.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011