Thomas first woman to officiate in Big Ten stadium

BY foxsports • November 12, 2011

Sarah Thomas became the first woman to officiate in a Big Ten stadium when Northwestern hosted Rice on Saturday.

A Conference-USA official, she was serving as the line judge. Thomas became the first woman to work a major college football game when Memphis played Jacksonville State in 2007.

It's not unusual for crews from the visiting team's league to work a game. Rice plays in Conference-USA.


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