Kansas-Kansas State is one of the biggest rivalries in the Big 12. The battle for the Sunflower State is always heated, especially this season with the Jayhawks having a down season. The most recent game between the Wildcats and Jayhawks caused a radio host to have to apologize after the game.
Nate Bukaty, a radio sports host from Kansas City, apologized for showing Kansas State forward Xavier Sneed. The incident occurred after Sneed had missed a wide open dunk and then crashed into the scorer’s table.
While Bukaty did not seem to say anything inappropriate toward Sneed, he was not provoked by the Kansas State forward and had no need to blatantly taunt him. Kansas State fans were not happy with the radio host taunting their player, which forced Bukaty to apologize for his actions
.The Sporting Kansas City commentator took to Twitter to apologize to the Kansas State faithful.
The picture of Bukaty showing Sneed the box score has gone viral, with Internet users creating various memes. While the posts about the incident are funny, Bukaty should not have taunted Sneed by showing him the box score. He was watching the game as a fan and decided to interject himself into the game by taunting a player on the other team.
Kansas State is taking advantage of a down year by Kansas as the Wildcats are currently on top of the Big 12.
If they managed to beat their rivals in Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas State would have ended Kansas’s 14-year streak of Big 12 championships. Lebron James was in his rookie season the last time Kansas failed to win the Big 12.
Kansas State won a share of the Big 12 title in 2013 but has not won an outright conference title since 1977 when the Wildcats were part of the Big Eight. Kansas still has an opportunity to push the streak to 15 consecutive seasons but will need to survive a pair of road games against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. While the Jayhawks are not as good as they usually are, it is unwise to not trust Bill Self when it comes to winning Big 12 championships.