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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. 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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Her Call

    Ric Bucher, ESPN The Magazine

    When Violet Palmer blows her whistle, everyone in the NBA listens.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2003
  10. Her Call

    Ric Bucher, ESPN The Magazine

    When Violet Palmer blows her whistle, everyone in the NBA listens.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2003