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Referees challenged to stay sharp in stressful job

Published 03/01/2013, Associated Press

Mike Eades officiated a late-night, Big Ten showdown between Michigan and Indiana this season, and early the next afternoon was 900 miles away calling a game at Connecticut. John Gaffney? He called two Big East games 185 miles apart — on the same day. And then there is Karl Hess, who refereed games 22 of the first 23 days of the season, including 16 straight.

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