How court storming can be transformed into an orchestrated celebration

How court storming can be transformed into an orchestrated celebration

The Jenni & Berry Show: Social media is an instigator of court-rushing. It's an accelerant. Next time you see a field rushing or a court storming, just do a quick count of how many of the kids have their phones out filming it.

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Mar 8, 2024, 12:00pm CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Mar 8, 2024, 12:00pm CST

Field storming and court storming has become a huge issue in NCAA sports. What is the solution? Fines haven’t worked? Would forfeits or academic suspension? How about an orchestrated countdown that gives opposing teams a chance to exit the field or court before the celebrating masses invade? 

Episode highlights:

5:02: How social media being an accelerant of court storming

6:57: On fining schools for court-storming

12:28: Why schools’ seating decisions play a role in court-storming

18:04: A mass countdown to court storming might be the answer

20:46: The dangers at Boone Pickens Stadium

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

Social media: Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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