Photo: Pixabay/Public Domain A court storming is a unique and exciting aspect of college basketball. The jubilant moments shared on t...
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The jubilant moments shared on the court with friends, family and fellow fans after your team's monumental victory are priceless. But court stormings have come under fire in recent years for being dangerous and unnecessary. We've all probably seen a "bad" court storming where a small number of people are pushed around, sandwiched and/or injured.
Kansas State defeated arch-rival - and nationally-ranked - Kansas 70-63 on Monday night at home in Bramlage Coliseum. This was the first time the Wildcats have won consecutive games over the Jayhawks in more than 30 years. All that taken into account, everyone had to have known a court storming was imminent. I mean, the outcome of the game was pretty much a forgone conclusion with 20 seconds left on the clock. Yet, when the court storming occurred, reports surfaced that Kansas coach, Bill Self and a Kansas player were pushed around by the mass of humanity. This sparked outrage and calls for the tradition's banishment for about the millionth time.