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Sabrina Brunson became first female to officiate SEC football game Saturday night



With the Terry Wilson injury scare dominating the headlines following last night’s win, one story that has been overlooked was that of Sabrina Brunson.

Brunson became the first female to ever be an official for an SEC football game when she lined up as a line judge in Kentucky’s victory over Eastern Michigan.

Brunson has years of experience in football, as she began her officiating career in 1995 in the SIAC conference. Since then, she has risen through the ranks of officials. Last night was a first for her, as she was able to break the barrier and enter into Power Five football. I know that there are multiple female officials in Conference USA and other group of five conferences, but it’s good to see the SEC finally break down that barrier.

This could start to be more and more of a common thing in major college football, and I am all for it. If these women have put in the work and have the talent, they absolutely should be calling games at this level.

Good for Sabrina Brunson, and good for the SEC for taking this step.

Article written by Sam Gormley

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10 Comments for Sabrina Brunson became first female to officiate SEC football game Saturday night

  1. dhard
    12:44 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Not sure how much she had to do with it, but as a whole, that crew sucked.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:12 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Definitely sucked; a guy held onto Bowden for ten yards…ten yards. And they missed at least one other PI on EMU.

    • notFromhere
      9:53 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      Miserable crew. No excuses

  2. Joe Dan Gorman
    1:03 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Personally, I’m sick of this social justice BS.

    • nocode96
      1:14 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      What on earth does a woman reffing a football game have to do with social justice? Are you mad she left the kitchen Joe Dan Bob Rick?

    • AMP92
      5:04 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      It has everything to do with social justice lol. I highly doubt that why he is upset either so stop acting like an unnecessary keyboard warrior. This isn’t scoring you any points with the ladies.

    • nocode96
      7:44 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      How? A woman working in a coal mine isn’t social justice. A woman being in the army isn’t social justice. It’s called equality, and incels like you two have given the term “social justice warrior” to anything that makes you uncomfortable. Likely because you either can’t get any action, or because you’re 70. Either way, doesn’t really matter. It would be social justice, however, if the rules stated strictly that women can’t ref, or if the SEC commissioner said something like “women don’t know football well enough to ref”. That didn’t happen, this is just sports, and SEC football in particular, realizing its 2019. Days

      PS, my chops writing comments in KSR posts got me your momma, I don’t need any other ladies…she’s treats me kind.

    • satcheluk
      7:03 am September 10, 2019 Permalink

      Hope you have 3 daughters and they all marry minorities. I did, the last one, and it isn’t easy with this country being full of prejudiced a-holes. We are evolving, but our current regime empowered the worst of us to become vocal again. When he is gone, you can join him.

  3. Cousins Fake Tooth
    3:25 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    who cares.

  4. Saul T. Nuts
    6:21 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    The entire crew sucked, including the woman.