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

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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

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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