Basketball News & Announcements

May 4, 2021

I’M WORKING WITH WHO?

Officiating is never boring, especially when it comes to those we officiate with. Good officials can adjust to their partners ...
May 4, 2021

THE RIGHT WAY TO SHARE AND ACCEPT CRITICISM

Which of the following is defined as “the art, skill or profession of making discriminating judgments”? Sports officiating. Studying texts ...
March 11, 2021

FORMER TASO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JIM BLACKWOOD DIES

A profound loss in the officiating community: former TASO Executive Director. national replay director and WAC/Southland conference supervisor Jim Blackwood ...
March 1, 2021

NO MORE HANDSHAKES DOESN’T MEAN NO MORE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

The “new normal” is one of the many terms we hear repeatedly as the country begins its return to normal ...
February 18, 2021

UIL WILL EXTEND DEADLINES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDS; TAPPS ANNOUNCES NEW SCHEDULE FOR SOCCER, BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

With inclement weather and unsafe travel conditions forcing girls basketball playoff games to be postponed around the state, the UIL ...
February 15, 2021

BECOME UNFLAPPABLE WITH EMOTIONAL CONTROL

When people say, “There’s no need to get emotional,” that’s probably more true for officials than for the average person. ...
December 21, 2020

*******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*******

Richardson, Texas, December 21, 2020 The Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) has become aware of allegations concerning the Austin LBJ ...
January 7, 2021

2021 TASO BASKETBALL ELECTIONS

The TASO Basketball Division will have elections for Directors in Districts 1, 3, and 5. To be eligible to hold ...
December 4, 2020

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**** December 3, 2020 On the evening of December 3, 2020 another vicious and deliberate assault was inflected ...
December 17, 2020

EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

By Nate Perry The past five issues of High School Today have addressed the coronavirus’ effects on high school athletics ...
October 30, 2020

TASO THREADS

Members, don’t forget about the TASO Threads Store.  There is a store for each Sports Division.  The on‑line store contains ...
October 16, 2020

TASO BASKETBALL AWARDS

At their recent Virtual Annual Meeting, the TASO Basketball Division honored five members with awards. Randy Hughes (Kingsville Chapter) and ...
September 3, 2020

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL EXPECTED TO START ON TIME

According to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, high school basketball will not experience schedule changes due to COVID‑19. In ...
June 11, 2020

OFFICIALLY SPEAKING EPISODE 04

In this episode of Officially Speaking, the TASO Video Podcast series, Dr. Susan Elza, UIL Director of Athletics and Bryan ...
May 22, 2020

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO TASO MEMBERS FROM BRYAN BUNSELMEYER, TAPPS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TAPPS Executive Director has a message of appreciation for TASO members. The TAPPS/TASO partnership remains strong!     VIEW VIDEO
May 18, 2020

THE ANTI-AGING SECRET SPORTS OFFICIALS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

You love the game. You want to be officiating as long as you can, and there’s one thing you can ...
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