Big 12 Reprimands Kansas State University

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, February 28th, 2015



In accordance with the Big 12 Principles and Standards of Sportsmanship, Commish Bob Bowlsby has issued a public reprimand of Kansas State University for its handling of postgame protocol at the conclusion of the men’s basketball contest against the University of Kansas on Monday, February 23.
“I am grateful for the immediate and professional engagement of the leadership at K-State regarding the game management issues experienced after the game,” said Bowlsby. “Having stated that, the interaction of spectators with players, coaches, and staff members was inappropriate and unacceptable. The Kansas State Department of Athletics has a written event management policy which was unsuccessful in ensuring the safety and security of both game participants and spectators. Revisions to policies and procedures must guarantee that no future incidents occur.
“The Big 12 Conference does not currently have a policy prohibiting spectators entering playing areas of our contests,”
Bowlsby continued. “We also do not have policies governing foul language and inappropriate chants within our venues. I have asked that discussions on both of these topics be placed on the agendas for the next meetings of the ADs and of the CEOs. In the meantime, all conference institutions are reminded to reassess game management procedures in order to effectively and uniformly ensure the integrity of our contests, the security of the student-athletes and coaches, and the safety of the spectators. Maintenance of a sportslike environment around our contests is among the most important responsibilities shared by our members and enforced by the conference office. The events following the KU vs. K-State game should be a call to action for all of us.”

2015 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Team Honors 32
Thirty-two student-athletes have been honored on the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Team.
For the third straight year, Oklahoma State’s Christien Sager was nominated with a 4.00 grade point average. Sager is a three-time first team honoree, along with Texas Tech’s Toddrick Gotcher and West Virginia’s Kevin Noreen.
Texas and West Virginia lead all teams with six selections each, including five first team members for the Longhorns.
Of the 32 honorees, 19 are first team selections, while 13 comprise the second team.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.


FIRST TEAM (4.0-3.2 GPA)
Matthew Thomas, Iowa State
So. Pre Business Onalaska, Wis.
Perry Ellis, Kansas, Jr.
Sports Management, Wichita, Kan.
Christian Garrett, Kansas, Sr.
Sports Management, Los Angeles, Calif.
Thomas Gipson, Kansas State, Sr.
Family Studies, Cedar Hill, Texas
Brian Rohleder, Kansas State, RJr.
Mechanical Engineering, Wichita, Kan.
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, Jr.
Human Relations, Freeport, Bahamas
Ryan Spangler, Oklahoma, Jr.
Management, Bridge Creek, Okla.
Christien Sager, Oklahoma State* Sr.
Electrical Engineering,Wichita Falls, Texas
Christian Gore, TCU, Jr.
Finance-Real Estate, El Paso, Texas
Demarcus Holland, Texas, Jr.
Sport Management, Garland, Texas
Prince Ibeh, Texas, Jr.
Applied Learning, Garland, Texas
Connor Lammert, Texas, Jr.
Corporate Communication, San Antonio
Tarale Murry, Texas, Sr.
Accounting, San Antonio, Texas
Isaiah Taylor, Texas, So.
Sport Management, Hayward, Calif.
Luke Adams, Texas Tech, Grad Student
Sport Management, Lubbock, Texas
Toddrick Gotcher,Tx Tech Grad Student
Sport Management, Garland, Texas
Clark Lammert, Tx Tech, Grad Student
Sport Management, San Antonio, Texas
Nathan Adrian, West Virginia, So.
Finance, Morgantown, W. Va.
Kevin Noreen, W.Virginia. Grad Student
Industrial Labor Relations, Minneapolis
SECOND TEAM (3.00-3.19 GPA)
Kenny Chery, Baylor Sr.
General Studies, Montreal Quebec
Al Freeman, Baylor, RFr.
General Studies, Charlotte, N.C.
Royce O’Neale, Baylor, Sr.
General Studies, Killeen, Texas
Georges Niang, Iowa State, Jr.
Marketing, Methuen, Mass.
James Fraschilla, Oklahoma, Sr.
Communication, Dallas, Texas
Phil Forte, Oklahoma State, Jr.
Recreational Management, Flower Mound,
Hudson Price, TCU, So.
Business, Orlando, Florida
Michael Williams, TCU, So.
Business, San Antonio, Texas
Kendal Yancy, Texas, So.
Sport Management, Richardson, Texas
Gary Browne, West Virginia, Sr.
Sport Management, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Elijah Macon, West Virginia, RFr.
Communication Studiesm Columbus, Ohio
Juwan Staten, West Virginia, Sr.
Sport Management, Dayton, Ohio
Brandon Watkins, West Virginia, So.
Communication Studies, Decatur, Ga


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