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  1. Violet Palmer, NBA referee, to marry longtime partner

    Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Video: NBA Referee Violet Palmer Being Delightful on Family Feud

    Chris Ryan

    HOW ABOUT MACE? This comes courtesy of a reader named Jess, from Virginia. From what I can gather, this episode was filmed in late 2010. This seems much more chill than having to make sure Matt Barnes and Lance Stephenson don't kill each another, but...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  6. NBA says officials missed late foul in Charlotte Bobcats' win aga...

    The NBA said Thursday that officials Ed Malloy, John Goble and Violet Palmer missed a foul by Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist against Toronto's Andrea Bargnani on a jump shot in the final seconds of the Bobcats' 98-97 victory Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Turns Out There Are Some Refs You Should Think Twice About Heckli...

    "What do you mean it's against the rules to wear my cape?" If you're going to blow the whistle, you've got to stand behind your call. Referee Joe DeRosa made that much clear when he was officiating in the Eastern Conference Finals earlier this wee...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  12. Violet Palmer joins Pac-10 as coordinator of women's refs

    Referee Violet Palmer has been hired as coordinator of women's basketball officials for the Pac-10 Conference and will continue to officiate games in the NBA, where she has worked for 13 seasons.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2010
  13. Steve Nash, Junior Bird Man

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott All in one instant, Derek Fisher sank the 3, and Violet Palmer blew the whistle and Steve Nash had the highlight of the night. Seriously, did you notice that in protesting his role in Fisher's almost four-point play, Steve Nash ...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  14. When Young Girls Watch the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Who are their role models? Referee Violet Palmer is not, as has been reported, leaving the NBA. She is merely taking on a second job coordinating college officials. But during that moment when it looked like she was stepping down, I got an e-mail fro...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  15. NBA ref Violet Palmer to coordinate West Coast Conference officia...

    Violet Palmer will become coordinator of women's basketball officials for the West Coast Conference and continue to officiate in the NBA, where she has worked for 12 seasons.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2009
  16. Palmer first female to ref NBA playoff game

    Violet Palmer became the first woman to referee an NBA playoff game, working Game 2 of the first-round series between the Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2006