Umpire - One of the two officials in most international and high school basketball competition.
Underhand Lay-up Shot - A lay-up shot with the shooting hand in front and under the ball.
Umpire: One of the officials who will be refereeing the game. The other two are the crew chief and the referee.
Umpire: The second court official.
Unsportsman-like foul: Personal foul on a player with or without the ball which, in the opinion of the Official, was deliberately committed by the player against an opposing player.
10. The umpire shall be judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have power to disqualify men according to Rule 5.
Umpires have ultimate authority over America's pastime of baseball. They dictate when to start and stop, what is fair or foul and who is safe or out.
The referee and umpire control the game and take up positions on opposite sides of the court. Before each jump-ball and after each foul they swap sides. The referee has the final say on disciplinary matters.
In case of dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds. If he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them. 10.
The game is controlled by the officials consisting of the referee ("crew chief" in the NBA), one or two umpires ("referees" in the NBA) and the table officials. For both college and the NBA there are a total of three referees on the court.
In baseball, for example, an umpire rules on every pitch and every batted ball. In basketball, the defense may initiate obvious contact with the offensive player, but if the referee elects to overlook it, the transgression never took place.
The main officials include one referee and one umpire.
The court is divided between them and they swap places after each foul involving a free throw penalty.
And also after each jump ball decision.
The crew chief, referee and umpire who control the game, stop and start play, and impose penalties for violations and fouls.
See also: Ball, Break, Point, Basket, Basketball