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Big Sky Officials To Work Championship Game
An all-star crew of Big Sky Conference football officials will work Saturday’s Division I National Championship game from Frisco, Texas.
Gregg Wilson will serve as the referee of the tilt between No. 1 seed and top-ranked North Dakota State and Sam Houston State. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2.
“It’s an honor to have our crew here,’’ said Big Sky Conference coordinator of football officials Doug Toole. “It’s an honor to end in the championship, at least for me it is.’’
Toole is retiring after 14 seasons running the Big Sky’s football officiating program.
Wilson’s crew will consist of umpire Chuck Butterfield, head linesman Terry White, line judge Rod Ammari, field judge David Clark, side judge Robert Holloway and back judge Jeff Rink.
The crew consists of officials who worked throughout the FCS playoffs. The Big Sky had two of its crews selected to work playoff games. Toole selected the top officials from those two teams to work Saturday’s championship.
“No doubt these guys will do really well,’’ Toole said. “This is a good crew.’’
A Big Sky Conference crew last worked the national championship game in 2005 when Appalachian State beat Northern Iowa in Chattanooga , Tenn.
Big Sky Conference teams played for the national championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010, eliminating the league from consideration to officiate the title game.
By Big Sky Conference Media Relations