Category Archives: He’s the Guy You LOVE TO HATE


Off The Page with Extol | March Sports: Bad Call?

Off the Page with Extol takes a timeout to talk to our March Sports cover referee, Eric Ballenger.  During the NCAA Basketball tournament, the refs took a beating.  How does our favorite ref see the call? There’s always more to the story. Find out more when you listen to Off The Page with Extol Magazine….Read More


He’s the Guy You Love to Hate

Basketball fans revere their own players and may respect opponents. But nobody loves the referees. Here’s a look from the ref’s side of the ball.  By Steve Kaufman | Photos by Tony Bennett and Tab Brockman on behalf of Murray State Athletics Most days, Eric Ballenger wears a traditional shirt and tie to the office, where…Read More