New Mexico State's Ross-Miller and Dixon Suspended For Violating WACÃ¢??s Sportsmanship
March 1, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
DENVER--Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Jeff Hurd today announced that New
Mexico State men's basketball player KC Ross-Miller has received a two-game
suspension and Renaldo Dixon a one-game suspension as a result of a violation of the
WAC's sportsmanship policy following Thursday night's basketball game against Utah
Valley in Orem, Utah.
“There obviously is no place in the Western Athletic Conference or intercollegiate
athletics as a whole for the unfortunate events that took place at the conclusion of
Thursday night’s game,” said Hurd. “And I appreciate the excellent cooperation that
I have received from both institutions in my review of what occurred.”
“While the suspensions handed down are appropriate for the actions of the involved
student-athletes, there will be a continued review of other incidents that occurred
as a result of fans rushing the court. There are obvious safety and security issues
that need to be addressed, and I also have requested additional games management
information from Utah Valley University.
“Finally, the situation could have been much worse if it had not been for
outstanding effort of both the New Mexico State and Utah Valley coaching staffs.
They were instrumental in separating their student-athletes from what could have
been an even uglier situation.”
Ross-Miller's two-game suspension will include the March 1 game at Bakersfield and
the March 6 contest against Grand Canyon. Dixon's suspension will include the March
1 game at Bakersfield.