Listen to Why Texas Tech’s Announcers Have Been Suspended

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Listen: Texas Tech’s Announcers Have Been Suspended

Texas Tech play-by-play announcer Brian Jensen and color analyst John Harris were suspended by the Big 12 earlier this week for the Red Raiders’ next game.

They’re being punished for criticizing the officiating at the conference.

Last weekend’s broadcast audio was leaked on Wednesday night.

Despite the fact that Texas Tech won the game, Harris and Jensen were dissatisfied with some of the officials’ decisions.

Jensen said on the broadcast, “I’ll say it right now, the Big 12 does not want Iowa State to lose this game.”

Harris made no attempt to stop his co-host from attacking the officials.

Instead, he chose to join Jensen in criticizing the officiating during Iowa State’s game against Texas Tech.

“You have to respond to this, Bob Bowlsby,” Harris said.

“This is absurd.”

It’s absurd.

It’s incredible.

This referee crew’s inconsistency in favor of Iowa State today is incredible.”

Take a look here:

Later in the broadcast, Harris claimed that one of the officials was concussed as a result of his poor decisions.

The Big 12 announced Harris and Jensen’s removal from Saturday’s broadcast four days after the Texas Tech game.

Bob Bowlsby, the commissioner of the Big 12, believes their behavior was, to put it mildly, inappropriate.

“I know what a play-by-play and color analyst do,” Bowlsby explained.

“However, as University representatives, they must follow Conference policy when making comments about game officials.”

The Red Raider Radio Network booth announcers’ comments were disrespectful and unprofessional.

Questioning Conference officials’ integrity and specifically naming members of the officiating crew goes far beyond what is appropriate and permissible.”

Listen to Why Texas Tech’s Announcers Have Been Suspended

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Listen: Here’s Why Texas Tech’s Announcers Got Suspended

Listen: Here’s Why Texas Tech’s Announcers Got Suspended

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