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Fight Hunger Bowl will make history with two female officials

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The barrier has long since been torn down for women in the college football world, both for players and for officials, but the Fight Hunger Bowl is going to take things to the next step by having not one, but two female officials. It will be the first game at the FBS level to involve multiple women maintaining the rules of the game on the field.

The officials come from Conference USA. Sarah Thomas will serve as the game’s line judge. Maia Chake will take on the responsibilities of head linesman (linesperson?).┬áThomas is noted for breaking down the barrier as the first woman official in a game back in 2007. She later became the first woman to officiate a bowl game in 2009 at the Little Caesars Bowl. Thomas has also worked in the NFL.

It should be noted that this is not the first college football game to utilize multiple women as officials. As noted by the Associated Press, Miles College had four women serve as officials for a division two football game earlier this season.

This year’s Fight Hunger Bowl will see BYU take on Washington in San Francisco on December 27.

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15 Responses to “Fight Hunger Bowl will make history with two female officials”
  1. frankgarrett says: Dec 19, 2013 2:10 PM

    Wouldn’t be shocking if the husbands are metro sexuals . Otherwise both of these women need to stay in the Kitchen

  2. dhardy8207 says: Dec 19, 2013 2:11 PM

    Thats right give the Ladies a try since the gentleman screw up on a regular especially in the NFL…

  3. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 19, 2013 2:20 PM

    You’re killing me, Smalls!

  4. mydixienormus says: Dec 19, 2013 2:40 PM

    As long as they can make the calls, who cares about their gender????

  5. friarjack61 says: Dec 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    Will they dress, and shower, in the same locker area as the men ?

    Hope that they do a good job ?

  6. brianincbus says: Dec 19, 2013 3:08 PM

    If they’re anything life my wife and her friends they’ll spend the whole time making catty comments about each other and miss the game!


    How will they get there, with the driving and all?

  7. janessa31888 says: Dec 19, 2013 3:31 PM

    To the first comment I say Go back to your cave and work on inventing fire and spearing mammoths. Talk about a caveman attitude.

  8. thermanmerman99 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:06 PM

    the majority of women only follow teams with guys they think are hot. so it is a given that female officials will never call a penalty against their favorite player in a game. this is a joke. im sure the feminazi deb will chime in here blasting every man in here in her menopause attack mode but she knows this is the truth too

  9. hay1111 says: Dec 19, 2013 6:18 PM

    So this Fight Hunger Bowl is a cooking competition of some sort???

  10. phillyphannnn83 says: Dec 19, 2013 7:43 PM

    note to Kevin, you probably shouldn’t approve the sexist comments, doesn’t look good(unlike that blonde in the pic you chose…winner!).
    Like someone else said, if they’re good at the job, who cares about their gender.

  11. jbaxt says: Dec 20, 2013 12:05 PM

    Get real! ESPN forces me to watch Linda Coehn, or the 60 year old chick, dress like she’s 20 and hot. All that does is make me turn the channel. Stop refereeing and go knit me a sweater.

  12. jbaxt says: Dec 20, 2013 12:06 PM

    Well, to fight hunger you do need women, to cook.

  13. jbaxt says: Dec 20, 2013 12:09 PM

    I’ve been trying to get into women’s sports for years. But they won’t let me because I’m bigger, faster, and stronger. It’s like we’re different or something. And different is only accepted if you’re a minority or a lesser person in society’s view. It’s science.

  14. corvusrex96 says: Dec 20, 2013 3:17 PM

    Well they are good at pointing out what we are wrong all the time

  15. corvusrex96 says: Dec 20, 2013 3:22 PM

    Figures I would get that wrong too….
    They are good at pointing out what we are doing wrong all the time

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