Thomas will become first female referee in top tier of college football

Updated: September 14, 2007, 3:10 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A bit of history will be made Saturday night at a college football game in Tennessee.

Sarah Thomas will be wearing the zebra stripes when the University of Memphis plays Jacksonville State of Alabama at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Thomas will become the first female official ever to work a major college football game. The schools play in the top division of college football, formerly NCAA Division I-A and now known as the Football Bowl Subdivision. She's a pharmaceutical ...

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