The Big 12 Conference announced a public reprimand of West Virginia University assistant women's basketball coach Lester Rowe for his post-game conduct during Sunday's contest at the University of Hawai`i-Manoa. His actions were in violation of the Big 12 Conference's Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct rules.
"Coach Rowe violated Conference rules that prohibit coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from committing abusive acts toward an opponent's fans," said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. "Coaches have the responsibility to refrain from behavior that incites negative fan conduct. Coach Rowe is also put on notice that future incidents may result in a more serious penalty."