Published Monday, April 1, 2013 AT 9:31 PM / Updated at 9:35 PM
Omaha referee to Final Four
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Congratulations to John Higgins of Omaha, chosen Monday as one of 10 officials to work the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta.

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee approved the officials, who were recommended by John Adams, the national coordinator of officiating.

Higgins is a longtime college official who has worked more than 1,200 games in 39 states over the past 17 seasons.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at