February 2, 2009

Big 12 reprimands Texas Tech’s Pat Knight

The Big 12 Conference reprimanded Texas Tech Coach Pat Knight Monday for running on court during a loss against Nebraska Saturday.

Knight was ejected for running onto the court to argue a foul call on Alan Voskuil. After being shown the door for receiving two technicals, Knight came back to the court to argue with officials.

Coach Knight's actions after being ejected violated the conference sportsmanship rules, said Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe. "Once a coach is ejected from a contest, he or she must immediately depart from the court or field of play, and it is a serious violation not to do so.

Coach Knight's actions in this case would have resulted in a more significant penalty if not for his past exemplary behavior, his acknowledgment of his mistake and his commitment to me to conduct his program with sportsmanship.