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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

K-State court-storming drawing reviews from several organizations

Kansas forward Perry Ellis moves to the sideline as fans rush the court following the Jayhawks' 70-63 loss to the Wildcats, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum. At right, a Kansas State fan bumps into Kansas forward Jamari Traylor.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis moves to the sideline as fans rush the court following the Jayhawks' 70-63 loss to the Wildcats, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum. At right, a Kansas State fan bumps into Kansas forward Jamari Traylor.

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The Big 12 Conference, both Kansas University and Kansas State University, as well as the K-State Police Department all have spent the early part of Tuesday reviewing the court-storming scene that turned wild following the K-State men's basketball team's 70-63 upset victory over No. 8 Kansas Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

Early Tuesday morning, K-State athletic director John Currie released the following statement about the incident:

"On behalf of President Schulz and K-State Athletics, I apologize to Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger, Coach Bill Self and the KU basketball team for the unfortunate situation in which they were placed last night at the conclusion of our basketball game.

"Our security staff, which in similar past postgame celebrations has, according to our procedures and rehearsals, provided a solid human barrier to allow the teams to conduct a postgame handshake and safely leave the court, was unable to get into proper position quickly enough last night and was overwhelmed by the fans rushing the floor.

"K-State prides itself on providing a great game atmosphere in a safe environment and did successfully execute our security plan when we defeated KU last year in Bramlage as well as in 2011. Although no one was hurt last night, we fell short of our expectations for securing the court and escorting KU to its locker room without incident. We are disappointed that we did not do better for the KU team.

"We are reviewing our procedures internally and consulting with our law enforcement partners to determine any steps necessary to improve our gameday security.

"Additionally, we are actively reviewing video and working in concert with law enforcement to identify any fan who intentionally touched visiting players or personnel. We will take appropriate action with such identified persons, including turning over all evidence to law enforcement so that any applicable charges can be filed.

"Early this morning I met with Student Governing Association President Reagan Kays and Vice-President for Student Life Pat Bosco who are supportive of these steps. While we are proud of the incredible atmosphere of Bramlage Coliseum and the passion of K-State students and fans, we are saddened by the insistence of some fans to sully the image of our great institution with audible profane chants. We will continue to work with our student leadership to provide a better example of sportsmanship for our audiences.

"Congratulations are still in order for our coaches and student-athletes for their tremendous effort last night, and we look forward to Saturday’s home finale against Iowa State."

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security.

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security. by Nick Krug

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security.

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security. by Nick Krug

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security.

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security. by Nick Krug

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security.

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security. by Nick Krug

A short while later, the Big 12 Conference also released a statement that explained it was reviewing the actions of all of those involved.

"The Big 12 Conference office and the two schools are reviewing the postgame celebration that occurred at the conclusion of last night's Kansas at Kansas State game. In accordance with Conference policy, home team game management is responsible for the implementation of protocols to provide for the safety of all game participants, officials and fans."

The incident, which included K-State fans bumping into KU players and coaches, KU assistant Kurtis Townsend forcefully restraining a KSU fan from taunting KU players and general chaos and pandemonium, has become a hot topic nationally, as several media outlets have made this latest incident of college-celebrations-gone-wild the focal point for renewed debate on whether there is a place for such scenes in college athletics.

Asked today about KU assistant Townsend's involvement in restraining the KSU fan, KU associate AD Jim Marchiony told the Journal-World: "Kurtis was appropriately attempting to protect KU players from a fan who appeared to be approaching several of our players.

"The safety of our players was our No. 1 concern last night. And one fan had already deliberately body checked Jamari Traylor."

Marchiony added of the overall incident: "Kudos to our players for keeping their cool."

In addition, K-State police are looking for the public's help in identifying the fan who slammed into Jamari Traylor shortly after the storming began.

None by K-State Police

Comments

Jay Reynolds 4 years, 10 months ago

Kind of a non-apology from the K-State AD.

Jim Johnson 4 years, 10 months ago

If you go back and watch the end you will see the so called fans came mostly from the entrance to the court NOT from the stands. So all they had to do was realize what was going to happen and seal off those entrances until the team was off the court. In MHO the school should be fined because that was entirely preventable.

Don Frey 4 years, 10 months ago

No "storming" until all players and coaches have left the floor. That simple. Fining the schools is pointless. Why should students care? "Security" is useless. And/or switch off the TV at games end.

Dale Rogers 4 years, 10 months ago

It does seem fining schools would not work but, on the other hand, it has worked very well for the SEC. Perhaps the schools decide the $$ they'd lose in fines might be better spent on additional security.

Aaron Paisley 4 years, 10 months ago

The SEC escalated the fines for each school when it happened and you very rarely see court/field storming anymore because of that.

Calvin Miller 4 years, 10 months ago

easy solution. Start the fine at $100,000, with increases for each subsequent infraction.

Craig Koehn 4 years, 10 months ago

I don't agree fining the school is pointless. If you make the fine big enough the school will do everything possible to prevent it so they don't have to pay the fine. They could had more secruity guards near KU bench ready for anything. I know fans will do stupid things when celebrating a victory. KU fans are guilty of it in football. These fines could be passed down to the student body with extra fees if court storming does happen. They could put up barriers or ropes to help slow down the students from coming on the court to allow the players & coaches to get off the court. Coach Weber or K-State AD could annouce to the crowd that they don't want anyone to storm the court until after the players & coaches shake hands and away players are leaving the court. We shouldn't act like there isn't anything that can be done.

Kent Noble 4 years, 10 months ago

Obviously this is a serious situation for the players and coaches safety. My question is. Why is it every time someone beats KU they have to rush the floor like they won the National Championship. I understand we have a very prestigious program, but it's just another league game. Maybe these other Colligate schools need to learn from us Kansas fans how not to rush the floor.

Brad Farha 4 years, 10 months ago

Your point is valid, but I have to give credit where it's due. Iowa State did not rush the court when they beat us. Even then, I don't really mind students rushing the court. I want fans to be fans, and to embrace the moment. Security is up to the host school, and they need to do it better. K-State knows the fans and players like to celebrate on the scorers table, and they failed at handling things this time.

Terry Welch 4 years, 10 months ago

Need I remind you about the goalposts KU folks drowned after your win over 2-7 Iowa State and, last year, after your win over 4-7 West Virginia?

Raymond Wright 4 years, 10 months ago

why? did the fans go after the other teams players?? How is that the same as this?

Terry Welch 4 years, 10 months ago

Ray, please look at the comment to which I was replying and you'll understand the comment.

However, for the record, I think the kid who slammed into Jamari Traylor should be charged with assault. If that were the response, I think that kind of crap would stop pretty quickly.

Glen Miller 4 years, 10 months ago

I believe he said floor, not field..... besides, K State does this every time. It's getting quite old. You can't compare football and basketball when storming after victories. When we storm the football field, everyone goes for the goal posts, not the other team. West Virginia was our first Big 12 victory in 3 years, give us a break on that one. The Iowa State game was coach Bowen's first victory. Those two situations were quite a bit different.

Allison Steen 4 years, 10 months ago

So you say "KU folks" and "your win". Are you not a ku fan? Why are you on here if you aren't? I will never understand creating accounts to talk on other fans websites

Michael Leiker 4 years, 10 months ago

It's not a parallel situation at all. KSU wins many home conference games every year in basketball. Sorry to admit it, but for KU the last 5 years, winning a conference game of any kind is a major accomplishment. KU students weren't rushing the field because they beat ISU, insinuating that is inaccurate. The tone of the celebrations are what is so embarrassing for KSU in my opinion, the obsessions with this game is just a little bit too much, we definitely don't care about them nearly as bad as they care about us.

Sylvia Davis 4 years, 10 months ago

OUTSIDE environment is much different then an enclosed environment. Period. First, we know ksu has a history of violence - they did nothing to protect the visiting team (whether it be KU or not). Their language on national TV was absurd and rude and pointless; then to storm the court, and some with intent to do harm is assault. Kudos to Coach Weber and his staff for protecting Bill Self and kudos to the KU assistant coach for the head lock to prevent any further KU players from getting injured although slurs and foul language were being yelled at them from fans.

Reggie Flenory 4 years, 10 months ago

The best way to prevent court storming is beating the snot outta them on the scoreboard for 40 mins

Kent Noble 4 years, 10 months ago

Nice point. That would definitely solve the problem.

Dirk Medema 4 years, 10 months ago

Actually, that's what has created the problem - for them. We've beaten the snot out of them for so long that it is like winning the NC (aka, they won't be in the tourney - NCAA or NIT, this year.)

It isn't terribly different than pulling down goal posts at the end of FB games. It can be prevented if the administration is sufficiently motivated. In the case of BB, if the schools were fined on an escalating basis (cumulative over the years), and that cost was then passed on to students (tickets for upcoming years) there would (eventually) be sufficient motivation to not storm the court.

Terry Welch 4 years, 10 months ago

And...KU has torn down the goalposts two years in a row after beating schools with losing records, so perhaps this issue is borne of frustration at having a bad season (as KSU clearly is and KU has had in football for a while) and not indicative of some flaw in the fans or the school itself, as many commenters here are suggesting.

Reggie Flenory 4 years, 10 months ago

That's lame to Kansas football fans need to act like they won a game before

Joe Joseph 4 years, 10 months ago

The irony in this is that many of those players had not won a conference game before. Or maybe just one. Two at most.

K-State has a fairly proud basketball tradition and has experienced relative success over the past several years. The same can't really be said about KU football...

Glen Miller 4 years, 10 months ago

I've said this already, but since you're obviously a troll.......When we storm the football field, everyone goes for the goal posts, not the other team. West Virginia was our first Big 12 victory in 3 years, give us a break on that one. The Iowa State game was coach Bowen's first victory. Those two situations were quite a bit different.......

I don't see the point in you ignorant tools that go create an account on another schools website just to be a hater. Is your life really that pathetic??

Otis Gouty 4 years, 10 months ago

Fan base attitude is very audibly expressed in the profane chants.

Lance Cheney 4 years, 10 months ago

I never heard the commentators say anything about the chants, just how great of a fanbase K-State has. Repeatedly.

Reggie Flenory 4 years, 10 months ago

Winnin has created the problem??? LMAO!!!$ good that's a great problem to have

Reggie Flenory 4 years, 10 months ago

Winnin has created the problem??? LMAO!!! good that's a great problem to have

Walter Bridges 4 years, 10 months ago

I look at it like this, Kansas State has never won an NCAA Championship in ANY sport EVER. Beating Kansas is as close as they will ever get.

We just helped make their NIT team's year. So in truth, I don't blame them, just wish they could do it w/class.

Todd Hill 4 years, 10 months ago

I thought they won a Debate team NCAA championship?

Aaron Paisley 4 years, 10 months ago

Not an NCAA sanctioned event. KU also has several of those recently as well by the way.

Walter Bridges 4 years, 10 months ago

You got me...I looked up NCAA Champ. and found none listed for KSU.

We won a bowling championship the year before it would have counted.

Thomas Noble 4 years, 10 months ago

Hopefully the Big 12 or NCAA does the right thing but for the rest of the country...KSU just ruined it for everyone. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/02/kansas-state-kansas-court-storm

Calvin Miller 4 years, 10 months ago

The SEC has a policy of fining the offending school, starting at $25,000.

Nick Brungardt 4 years, 10 months ago

I'm new on here, but I have loved reading the regular comments for a long time. I was at the game last night and I will say that it was one of the most vulgar atmospheres I have seen. K-State's administration needs to take care of this issue, as well at the many "F*** KU!" chants that I'm sure could be heard on national TV. Not only do they make themselves look stupid, but they are misrepresenting the state of Kansas as a whole. Rock Chalk

Walter Bridges 4 years, 10 months ago

You don't have a very favorable opinion of Kansas Brett, from Missouri?

Dale Rogers 4 years, 10 months ago

I was glad to see K-State fans helping Weber hold fans away from Coach Self.

I am most definitely not a fan of Bruce Weber but my hat is off to him and his players for helping Self in this situation. That was classy.

And what's with the "I Hate You" sign? It's a ballgame for crying out loud. Most of the players on the two teams like each other, they do camps together, some knew the others before college. Those signs have no place in a ballgame.

Andrew Dunlap 4 years, 10 months ago

They have video of the assailant. He should have been arrested by now. I find it so hypocritical of our society that we would demand the head of an athlete, yet we take this " boys will be boys" attitude about students. The Big 12 needs to immediately institute a policy about this. This needs to be stopped. What if KU stormed the court next time we played KSU and we tussled with their coaches and players? It would be considered an outrage.

Aaron Paisley 4 years, 10 months ago

Calm down, it takes time to identify the kid. It's not like the crime shows that have facial recognition programs. Also, when would KU ever storm the court when there's actually a game inside AFH?

Brad Farha 4 years, 10 months ago

Not disagreeing with you or attacking you Brett, just want to know how his announcement makes that clear. I ready it pretty quickly, but it didn't jump out at me as being all that bad.

Aaron Paisley 4 years, 10 months ago

What does my comment have to do with the KSU AD's statement? The kid bumping into Jamari is a police issue at the moment. Since the kid likely doesn't have a criminal record, police simply can't use facial recognition software (if KSU PD even have it) to identify the kid because he's not in a database somewhere. It takes several hours to watch video to identify the kid, then question him and do all that stuff.

Claudia Obenhaus 4 years, 10 months ago

I have never been a fan of storming the court after a big win like the one last night. As a mother and a grandmother, I was always afraid that one of the students would fall and get trampled on and seriously injured. I don't know what the answer to this problem is, but I hope I never see or hear anything like this again. I am a huge Jayhawk fan, but I expect "my boys" to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for The University of Kansas. And they always do. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Dirk Medema 4 years, 10 months ago

My guess is that the person being looked for is a student. Don't they issue photo ID's to their students? There maybe 25,000 +/-, less the females wouldn't really take that long for a person to scan. It's just not that difficult without needing someone to tattle if they really want to solve this thing.

It would be nice to see the person banned from all sporting events on top of other sanctions. Make it public and begin the encouragement of others.

Terry Welch 4 years, 10 months ago

Let's talk about the KU assistant coach. The video, IMO, doesn't show a man "appropriately attempting to protect KU players from a fan who appeared to be approaching several of our players." To me, it looks like he assaulted a fan for flipping the bird at KU players. I'm all for actual charges for the kid who hid Jamari Traylor, but I think the KU AD should make it clear KU coaches shouldn't take out their frustrations physically on other teams' fans, no matter how rude they may be acting.

Kristen Downing 4 years, 10 months ago

Welcome KState fan. Glad you're sitting down.

Allison Steen 4 years, 10 months ago

I think it absolutely shows that Townsend was trying to protect the players. He just watched Jamari Traylor get body checked, his head coach getting pinned up against the table by 300+ people. The kid who Townsend PULLED AWAY, not put in a head lock, was approaching Perry Ellis and whichever other player it was with 2 middle fingers in their face. Sure, the chance of something happening is probably on the smaller side, but why should you wait for something horrible to happen before you take action?

I personally am proud of Townsend's actions. I'm even more impressed with Jamari.

Glen Miller 4 years, 10 months ago

No point in arguing with this guy, he's a troll who wasn't held enough as a child apparently. He's saying the same things over and over again.

Sylvia Davis 4 years, 10 months ago

when you charge an opposing teams bench - you ask for what you get - the coach was protecting his players ENOUGH SAID. Mentality of the ksu fans needs to come into this discussion - I am hoping its not their mentality but alcohol induced idiotic.

Bryce Landon 4 years, 10 months ago

Didn't you once troll these boards as "Hammertoe"? We thought you were gone; we did not miss you.

Nathan Varvis 4 years, 10 months ago

OK, good for KSU. They got one over us on a down year. Go ahead, storm the court (although this year, not a big deal KU losing on the road as we're 4-4). But the real issue is safety. I think protocol like what they have in (European) football games would be nice, but perhaps difficult: line the perimeter with security personnel, so that the players can get off safely. Then--have it it, I don't care!

It wasn't just Self and KU that were at risk, Weber could have been hurt too. Woulda looked stupid if your own coach got hurt by the storming.

Mick Allen 4 years, 10 months ago

Mr. Welch do you also endorse the F--- KU chant that I heard twice during the game from a large number of your students? Your student government association president mentioned the inappropriateness of "audible profane chants" in the article just showing up in the KC Star. You will on rare occasions win one from us, but you will never win with any class.

Terry Welch 4 years, 10 months ago

I'm not all that concerned about cursing. It happens and no amount of pearl-clutching and my-heavenses will stop it.

As for your "rare occasions" comment, I believe we're 2-2 against you in the past two years (5-15 in the past ten).

Allison Steen 4 years, 10 months ago

Dude, go away. Why are you here? Comment on boards meant for multiple fans, like ESPN, sbnation, SI, etc. No one is going to agree with you. What could you possibly gain from annoying the crap out of everyone on here?

Walter Bridges 4 years, 10 months ago

Why is he here? He has every right to be here. If you let him annoy you then he just got what he wanted.

Walter Bridges 4 years, 10 months ago

Don't think so Brett..just someone who believes in the First Amendment.

I know...you're looking it up.

Nick Brungardt 4 years, 10 months ago

I was there and it was not just students taking part in this chant. Not all k-state fans are like this, but they have way more than their share of classless fans.

Mick Allen 4 years, 10 months ago

Again Mr. Welch. the KSU EMAWer was shoving the double bird in Wayne Selden's face. Would you rather have had Wayne immaturely stomp his ass in the heat of the moment, or have our assistant shove him out of harm's way?This is the same home court where our players have been struck with thrown objects, i.e. coins and drink containers. If this was the first time your "Deliverance" mentality was shown I could grant you some slack, but unfortunately it is just the latest example of irresponsible, hateful fans.

Allison Steen 4 years, 10 months ago

Just wrote the same thing a couple comments up. Why should you wait for something bad to happen to act? No, no one actually ended up getting seriously hurt, but they could easily. Something bad not happening this time, doesn't prevent it for next time.

Mick Allen 4 years, 10 months ago

You are not to concerned with profanity? I can guarantee you I have missed very few games at Allen Field House, and I am proud to say I have never heard a F--- KSU chant or a F--- any other school chant in our building. The fact that you are not to concerned about that chant concerns me. Do you have children Mr. Welch? Don't take them to the "Octagon of Doom" for the next KU basketball game. 2 and2 in the last 4 games is correct as is 53 and 5 for the last 58.

Glen Miller 4 years, 10 months ago

No point... this guy is a loser and you're doing exactly what he wants you to do..... getting upset. Just ignore him, or do like me and find every single one of his posts on here and make a snark comment LOL.

Aaron Paisley 4 years, 10 months ago

We have the "Rip their f-ing heads off" in football so KU isn't above the profanity laced phrases. We also had Muck Fizzou as well.

Aaron Paisley 4 years, 10 months ago

Brett, quit acting like KU is holier than though and above profanity laced chants and phrases. I own a Muck Fizzou shirt and did the kick off chant, and I was at the TCU football game this year and that chant is still alive and well. KU may not have an F-KSU chant, but we still have chants that are not very classy about other schools.

Walter Bridges 4 years, 10 months ago

Brett can't help it. He can only focus on one thing at a time...,

Walter Bridges 4 years, 10 months ago

Have you looked up the 1st Amendment yet?

Gerry Butler 4 years, 10 months ago

need you remind us that we took the goal posts after beating Iowa State, West Virginia? like has been stated today on public radio, you are talking about quite a substantial size difference of a football field, pretty wide open compared to a very confined are with all the fans but thanks anyways for you input

Mick Allen 4 years, 10 months ago

Glen, I don't know about you, but when someone is flat out wrong, I feel like this needs to be pointed out. Really it is not your day to watch me. Thanks for your unsolicited and unnecessary advice.

Bill Horton 4 years, 10 months ago

I am always amused at the logic that justifies bad behavior by citing other bad behavior, particularly when the two bad behaviors are in no way related.

Martin Rosenblum 4 years, 10 months ago

I believe that KU should refuse to play at KSU until a plan has been implemented to prevent similar outcomes. The record should prevail in this lopsided "rivalry". But, possibly the game should be moved to a neutral site, like Sprint Center in KC since the Wildcat "fans" cannot behave like mature adults in their building. In lieu of moving the game, another option would be for the game to be played at Bramlage without anyone in the stands as a sort of punishment to the student body.

Terry N Tom Denner 4 years, 10 months ago

I personally see nothing wrong storming onto the Basketball court or even the Football Field. But when those who show no respect when doing so the NCAA & Schools needs to step in and lay down some harsh punishments to the students involved by banning them from future Sports Events. As for the Teams the NCAA should strip them of the win. PERIOD !!! Its up to the School & Coaches to enforce law and order on the BB Courts and FB Fields. KST has slowly become the MU Tigers of the Big 12.

Dennis Marshall 4 years, 10 months ago

Well so much for all the good stuff and crappy stuff being said here. To me there is only one solution to the whole problem, that is no matter the conference or the school or who wins the game, this is especially for basketball then the home team has to forfeit the game as that who is usually the fans storming the court. This loss would then be caused by the idiotic fans. Parents are spending big money sending their kids to college to get a degree in court storming. Once the home team players have to forfeit the game because they worked their butts off to win then have it taken away, you look at the fans,

                    So one word covers it  FORFEIT period and fine the schools $500,000.00 for the 1st offense then maybe administration will make things better overall.

Dennis Marshall 4 years, 10 months ago

Terry m Tom Denner u took the words right out of my mouth

Eric Meyer 4 years, 10 months ago

Years ago, during Don Fambrough's first tour as head coach, when KU had briefly been successful in football and long before K-State ever had been, I recall an incident in which I and several other KU Band members were injured by K-State fans throwing oranges at us from atop the highest rows of the stadium in Manhattan. At the time, the Big Eight threatened K-State with loss of a home game if it did not better improve its crowd control. Crowds have always been a problem, and always at certain schools. Band members knew you put your life -- or, at least, your instrument and uniform -- at risk at both K-State and Missouri. But it wasn't rivalries or upsets that led to unruly crowds, It was just as risky playing at Oklahoma, even when KU would lose 68-7. Interestingly, Nebraska would beat us by a similar margin (55-0), but the fans there were nothing but cordial.

Ben Kane 4 years, 10 months ago

wow, they just covered this on NBC national news with Lester Holt (Brian William's spot). I can't say how proud i am of all of our players for not responding in any way. That is so hard to do when at an emotional extreme like losing last night.

I have a good feeling we are going to see some determined players from here on out.

Bryce Landon 4 years, 10 months ago

We'd better have some determined players. Our margin for error is zero. We have to win out. If we want #11, all three remaining games are MUST-WIN GAMES.

Michael Lorraine 4 years, 10 months ago

I like court storming or at least I think I would if we ever did it. Too bad there is a fan law that prohibits us otherwise we could storm in our bare feet and overalls just to mock the kitty cats. Not like we don’t have the opportunities. But that would be beneath us.

Bryce Landon 4 years, 10 months ago

You know it's bad when Jim Rome talks about it. He would NEVER talk about a KU-KSU game otherwise.

http://takebox.stucknut.com/?id=1b10

Martin Rosenblum 4 years, 10 months ago

"Nathan Power, the fan who threw an elbow at Kansas forward Jamari Traylor as he was walking off the court, also apologized in a "letter to the editor" that the Kansas State school newspaper, The Collegian, posted online Tuesday."

Nathan Power....you're codially invited to Allen Fieldhose for a meeting with a few of our fans.

Roger Tobias 4 years, 10 months ago

So the AD thought they would line up for the post-game handshake? Where? On top of the scorer's desks, where the players were? Bush league starts at the top.

The powers that be will never allow a forfeit. And a $25,000 fine is meaningless. Even if it were passed on in the form of increased student ticket fees or other student fees, the students would be just wanting to get their money's worth the next time.

I propose changing the dollars to points. The next time the visiting team plays there, have them start out with a 25 point cushion. That way, if they lose that game they deserve what happens when the court is stormed.

Dale Sprague 4 years, 10 months ago

I'd add two other options for Big 12 sanctions against K-State.

  1. Take away next year's home game with KU and require it to be played either at a neutral court, such as the Sprint Center, or be played at Allen Fieldhouse; or

  2. Strip K-State of TV revenues it would have received for Monday night's game and give either to Big 12 or to KU.

RCJH

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