Basketball Reporter Suffers Broken Leg When Iowa State Fans Storm Court (Pic + Video)
Brace yourselves. The debate over whether or not the NCAA should take more extreme measures to prevent students from storming the court is about to heat up again.
On Thursday night, the #4 Iowa State Cyclones rallied from 20 points down to pull off an 83-82 win over the rival Iowa Hawkeyes on a running jumper with nine seconds remaining. It was a thrilling victory and it preserved the Cyclones’ 32-game home winning streak against non-conference opponents. So of course, after the buzzer sounded, every Iowa State student in attendance stormed the court.
Unfortunately, Randy Peterson, the Cyclones beat reporter for the Des Moines Register, was trampled in the ensuing chaos.
You can see Peterson lying on the floor in the bottom right hand corner of this video:
According to other reporters on the scene, it looks like he suffered a broken leg:
Always been fan of court storms. Tonight may change that. Reporter/friend @RandyPete trampled, leg in air cast, taken out on stretcher.
— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) December 11, 2015
— Roger Riley (@rogerriley) December 11, 2015
After the dust settled, Peterson was a pretty good sport about it:
— Randy Peterson (@RandyPete) December 11, 2015
But this is still going to rekindle the debate over an increasingly dangerous college basketball tradition.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]