This past week has given us a couple of instances of college basketball referees getting perhaps a bit too big for their britches. First, a ref runs across the court for some reason to call the Ohio State coaching staff safe against Michigan State. And now this:
Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani being escorted out by police after ref throws them out.— NC State Men'sBball (@PackMensBball) February 18, 2012
It is still unclear what exactly these two former NC State Wolfpack players did, but suffice it to say it made head referee Karl Hess quite cranky. Hess told them to leave their seats from behind the scorer's table. They walked to the tunnel beneath a cascade of "ref you suck!" chants (the game was in North Carolina, mind you) and cheers as Gugliotta waved his cap in front of the student section before disappearing. Corchiani's son, Chris Jr., wasn't too pleased.
Carl Hess just threw out my dad and Tom gugliotta. #wow focus on the game— Chris Corchiani jr. (@ChrisCorchJr13) February 18, 2012
Here's hoping that the ejection involved something said about somebody's parentage, and that it was hilarious.