By Ryan Mayer
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay picked up an upset victory in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament against top seeded Valparaiso 99-92 in overtime. The upset isn’t the reason for our bringing this to your attention however. In fact, a stranger incident took place off the court last night when the league officials reffing the game attempted to eject the Green Bay radio play by play announcer Matt Menzel.
In the second half of the game, Menzel apparently disagreed with a foul call made by the officials and was first threatened with an ejection and then ejected. Paul Oren and the Detroit Free Press’ Matt Snyder had the reports.
The ejection didn’t last too long as Menzel was allowed to return to the broadcast shortly thereafter.
I’ve had my share of disagreements with officials’ calls while on broadcasts in the past, but they’ve never led to receiving an ejection as a result. Regardless, Menzel and Green Bay are on to the title game where the Phoenix will meet the Wright State Raiders for the right to play in the NCAA Tournament tonight at 7 pm on ESPN.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.