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Texas Tech Radio Announcers Removed from Next Game After Criticism of Big 12 Refs

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby issued a public reprimand of Texas Tech football’s radio play-by-play announcer Brian Jensen and color analyst John Harris and suspended them for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State for their critical comments about the officiating in last week’s loss to Iowa State.

“I understand the roles of the play-by-play and color analyst,” Bowlsby said in a statement Wednesday. “However as university representatives they also have an obligation to adhere to conference policy regarding comments about game officials. The comments by the Red Raider Radio Network booth announcers were contrary to expected levels of respect and professionalism. Questioning the integrity of conference officials and specifically calling out members of the officiating crew is well beyond appropriate and permissible behavior.”

Jensen and Harris ripped Big 12 officials on several occasions late in the Red Raiders’ 41-38 loss to Iowa State, accusing them of “slanted” officiating.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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