Big 12 fines K-State for storming the field after beating #5 Oklahoma

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The Big 12 Conference issued public reprimands to Kansas State University and the University of Kansas on Wednesday, after fans from each school rushed the field after wins last week. 

In addition to a public reprimand, K-State was also fined $25, 000. 

“Our institutions have a duty to provide a safe game environment,” said Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby in a statement. “Although the Big 12 does not currently have a policy prohibiting spectators from entering playing areas for post-game celebrations, it is of utmost importance that home game management provide adequate security measures for our student-athletes, coaches, game officials and spectators.  That expectation includes providing safe passage from the playing field to the locker room, and protection of the visiting team bench area.”  

K-State beat #5 Oklahoma 48-41, and KU topped Texas Tech 37-34.