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Vandy is Fined for Rushing the Court



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After defeating Kentucky by 12-points on Saturday, the Vanderbilt students rushed the court at Memorial Gymnasium, costing the school a cool $100,000.  It’s Vanderbilt’s second offense, paying $50,000 back in 2007 for rushing the court after defeating Florida.  The third strike will cost the school $250,000.

I don’t think I’m the only person that thought it was a weak move by the Vandy students.  I couldn’t believe that Cal actually emptied his bench before the final horn.   I was even more surprised when they started slowly storming the court, even though I shouldn’t have been.  I mean, what else does a Vanderbilt student have that is worth celebrating?

It isn’t the first time this year a school has paid a hefty price for rushing the court after beating Kentucky.  Auburn had to pay $100,000 for committing their second offense against Kentucky in early January.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for Vandy is Fined for Rushing the Court

  1. playmorezeppelin
    5:57 pm February 29, 2016 Permalink

    Court rushing has completely lost its value because fan bases like Vanderbilt and Auburn. I get that you’re a bubble team, and a win over UK is big for that reason. But you’re not fooling anyone with that excuse. We all know that a win over Kentucky, no matter the circumstances, is all a Vamderbilt fan ever dreams of.

  2. kvltclassic
    6:04 pm February 29, 2016 Permalink

    I think rushing the court is fine. But a team that has already lost 7 games that season may not be the best team to storm the court after beating.

  3. sckysportsink
    6:23 pm February 29, 2016 Permalink

    Should UK not get a commission from the SEC for producing so much income!!!

  4. Rixter
    6:44 pm February 29, 2016 Permalink

    Give ’em a break. UK has won 22 tournament games under Cal. Vandy has 10 wins in school history.

  5. ClutchCargo
    7:32 pm February 29, 2016 Permalink

    Here’s an idea for a future BTI post: rank all D1 teams in terms of court-storming fines generated. We have to be up there.

    • jsh2001
      9:04 am March 1, 2016 Permalink

      Pretty sure I heard last week the SEC is the only conference with a penalty for court storming, so the list most likely looks like this…
      1) UK
      2) Florida

  6. poppycat
    8:05 pm February 29, 2016 Permalink

    Man, they just won the “Super Bowl”!!
    What would you expect?
    Parade down Broadway on Sunday………….

  7. WeareBBN
    12:14 am March 1, 2016 Permalink

    It is all about social media, just watch the storming and 95% of them have their phones on and filming, most pointing at themselves. It is just what the stupid young people think is the “in” thing to do.

  8. ukblue22
    6:34 am March 1, 2016 Permalink

    I believe UK should get a commission from the SEC. They’ve been responsible for more court storming games than the rest of the league combined.

  9. symphonist41169
    8:16 am March 1, 2016 Permalink

    That was about as lame a court “rushing” as has ever been attempted in college basketball, but Cal was right for getting the players off the court. Court rushing (real ones) put players and coaches in real danger, not to mention the people on the court. The fines are obviously not a deterrent so I think the NCAA should have a zero tolerance policy of court rushing. How? ANY game that involves a court rush at the end is automatically forfeited to the other team. Even the millions from the SEC Network can’t buy their way out of Ws and Ls.