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Cat Conti to become first female official to work a Big 12 game
Cat Conti to become first female official to work a Big 12 game

Cat Conti is set to become the first woman to officiate a Big 12 game when she works the game between Kansas and Southeast Missouri on Sept. 6. "She is not there because she is a female," Bob Bowlsby, the league's commissioner, said Monday. "She is there because she's paid her dues and because she is a really outstanding football official. … This is a good opportunity for her and a good opportunity for us, and I don't think you'll really notice much about how the officiating is done on the game. But it's significant that she's doing it." Conti will be a full-time official in the Mountain West this season, and hopes to one day...

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