Texas Tech Football’s radio announcers are in deep water.
Play-by-play man Brian Jensen and analyst John Harris tore up game officials in the team’s 41-38 home win over Iowa State on Saturday, and now they’re being punished for s ‘to be expressed.
The Big 12 issued a public rebuke from team announcers on Wednesday that banned them from calling this weekend’s game against Oklahoma State.
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âI understand the roles of the play-by-play and color analyst,â Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. However, as representatives of the university, they also have an obligation to abide by the conference policy regarding commentary on match officials. respect and professionalism expected. Questioning the integrity of conference officials and in particular calling members of the official team goes far beyond appropriate and permissible behavior. “
The announcers attacked the officials when they called off an interception at the goal line by Texas Tech defensive back Dadrion Taylor-Demerson with 7:25 left in the game.
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âI’ll say it right away, the Big 12 don’t want Iowa State to lose this game,â Harris said on the show.
âYes, Bob Bowlsby, you have to answer that,â Jensen added. “It’s ridiculous. The inconsistency of this referee team in favor of Iowa State. Unbelievable.”
After officials reversed the call, Texas Tech students began throwing objects at the field. Officials fined the Red Raiders for unsportsmanlike conduct and the students were forced to leave the stadium.
That’s when Jensen tackled the Big 12.
âThe Big 12 should be embarrassed,â he said. “The Big 12 should be embarrassed with this group. We only reported two guys. I’ll read them all to you.”
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Jensen, who started naming all of the team officials on the air, also tweeted during the game about another call. He wondered why there hadn’t been a criticism of a play that was considered an interception, even though tight end Travis Koontz looked like he was down before the ball went loose.
Despite broadcasters’ frustration, Texas Tech kicker Jonathan Garibay netted a 62-yard field goal at the end of the time limit for the win.