MANHATTAN, Kan. – The student at Kansas State University, who allegedly pushed a University of Kansas basketball player when he rushed the court at a recent game, has been issued a notice to appear in court for disorderly conduct.
According to the Topeka Capital Journal, university police announced Wednesday that Nathan Power would be facing legal action as a result of his actions following Monday night’s basketball game between KSU and KU.
“On Feb. 24, Nathan Power voluntarily met with K-State police and was issued a notice to appear for disorderly conduct,” the university said in a news release. “Power was cooperative throughout the process, and the K-State Police Department considers this matter closed.”
Powers reportedly identified himself in a letter to the editor of the Kansas State Collegian, and admitted to pushing Kansas forward Jamari Traylor after storming the court. Kansas State beat the number eight ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 70 to 63, in Manhattan.
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On Wednesday, KSU Athletic Director John Currie went on The Dan Patrick Show and told radio listeners that an unnamed student is currently going through a legal process.
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz on Wednesday morning wrote in a letter to the editor to the Collegian asking students to be aware of how national audiences see their school and how they conduct themselves at sporting events. He reminded students to refrain from using cheers which include profanity during games and said at athletic events “the Wildcat Way is to create a family friendly atmosphere.”
KU coach Bill Self, who was pinned against a table along with K-State’s coach Bruce Weber, wasn’t pleased with the incident either.
“There were several students that hit our players, not saying like with fists, but when you storm the court, you run in, you bump everybody, stuff like that. This has got to stop,” he had said after the game.
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We are no longer looking for the person of interest in the picture. Thank you for all the tips and information. — K-State Police (@KStatePolice) February 24, 2015