Oklahoma State football: Paddle people told to quiet down before ball is snapped
One of Oklahoma State's biggest home-field advantages has taken a hit. OSU’s Paddle People no longer can bang their boards against the padded side walls of Boone Pickens Stadium, at least while the opposing offense is trying to function.
Videoview all videos
Sep 28Sept. 28, 2012: Topics this week include OSU's Paddle...
Sep 27Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel give their picks on which...
Sep 27Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel answer viewers' questions...
Sep 27John Helsley talks about three things to watch for...
Sep 27Will Wes Lunt return agains Texas or will J.W. Walsh lead...
Photoview all 6 photos
NewsOK Related Articles
Big 12 athletic directors passed a rule Wednesday that, effective immediately, prohibits artificial noise-makers at football games while the ball is in play or the offense is at the line of scrimmage.
The rule bans all artificial noise-makers in conference sponsored sports in which NCAA rules are silent. Existing in-stadium traditions – like the Paddle People or Texas Tech’s bell-ringing – falls under the “Band/Audio Play” provisions of the Big 12. Bands and in-house music are not allowed during game action or after the offense has reached the line of scrimmage.
The Big 12 has said officials have the discretion to call a 15-yard penalty if the rule is broken. OSU plays Texas at 6:50 p.m. Saturday in both teams’ Big 12 opener. The game will be televised on Fox (KOKH-25).
Sports Photo Galleriesview all
- 18732Oklahoma devastated by second round of twisters
- 15952Read live updates from the May 20 Moore tornado
- 12196Several kids pulled out of Oklahoma school rubble alive
- 10745How to help tornado victims
- 10241At least 51 die in Oklahoma tornado, official says
- 2753Oklahoma twister tracked path of 1999 tornado
- 2638Oklahoma City tornado so large, may not be recognized, officials say