The Big 12 Conference announced a public reprimand of Iowa State University head football coach Paul Rhoads for publicly commenting on the officiating following Thursday night’s football game against Texas. His comments were in violation of the Big 12 Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct rules.
“Coach Rhoads violated Conference rules that prohibit coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from making public comments about game officials,” said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Although more severe action was possible he is being issued a public reprimand. Coach Rhoads is also put on notice that future incidents may result in a more serious penalty.”