College Basketball

ACC reprimands official after NC State ejections

Posted February 20, 2012
Updated February 21, 2012

— The Atlantic Coast Conference has publicly reprimanded official Karl Hess for failing to follow procedure when ejecting two former North Carolina State stars from the stands during a weekend game.

In a statement Monday night, the league said it had conducted a "thorough review" of the events leading up to Hess' ejections of former Wolfpack stars Chris Corchiani and Tom Gugliotta from seats behind the scorer's table during Saturday's loss to Florida State.

The ACC said after the game that officials have the authority to ask the home team's management to remove fans when, in the official's judgment, their behavior is extreme or excessive. After Hess gestured to have Gugliotta and Corchiani removed, they were approached by an officer from the Raleigh Police Department.

"Karl Hess is one of the best on-court officials in college basketball, but the ACC has established a game management protocol, which allows the opportunity to potentially diffuse any situations before they reach the level of ejection," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in the statement. "His reprimand is a result of a failure to follow that protocol.

"We have to depend on our officials and their judgments; and the explanation from Karl Hess regarding this matter has been shared with the ACC and N.C. State University."

In a response to the ACC, Hess, who started work as an ACC official in 1987, said Corchiani and Gugliotta were not ejected for what they said.

"They were ejected for excessive demonstration on several calls as they came right up to the scorer's table. The policeman at the end of the FSU bench was warned that their continual excessive demonstration that incited the crowd would result in ejection," Hess said.

Corchiani tweeted roughly 40 minutes after the game that Hess "didn't like fact Googs and I told him he was having a bad day, inconsistent, and telling the truth."

Gugliotta scored 1,536 points while playing for N.C. State from 1988-92, before beginning a 13-year NBA career that included an All-Star selection in 1997. Corchiani, who spent three seasons in the NBA, played for the Wolfpack from 1987-91 and is second on the NCAA Division I career assists list with 1,038 — behind only Duke's Bobby Hurley.

Both Gugliotta's and Corchiani's jersey numbers hang from the RBC Center rafters.

The school will honor the 1989 team — which featured both players — before Tuesday night's game against rival North Carolina.

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  • Zaknow Feb 21, 2012

    This is a no win situation! It would help matters if Hess would say what he thought he heard or why he reacted the way he did! It would help everyone to forget the incident!

  • jdupree Feb 21, 2012

    Lame explanation, but what can you expect from the current ACC leadership of lack therof!

  • dws Feb 21, 2012

    this whole event is definitely an EweNC ploy to divert attention from 'ol Roy sneaking his BB gun in tonight!

  • veyor Feb 21, 2012

    Referee bias in its purest form.

  • bnkrman1 Feb 21, 2012

    Even though I'm a UNC fan.....how embarrassing it must have been for those 2 standout former players...with their families there too... to take that kind of INSULT from a ref and not doing anything any other fans weren't doing!!! Hat's off to Gogliotta and Corchiani for at least showing class as they were asked to leave. i probably would have reacted a lot differnt than they did! John Swofford and the Atlantic Coast Conf should be very embarrassed by this clown (ref)!
    DA ref should be fired if you ask me!

  • r u crazy too Feb 21, 2012

    tgcmisc: Maybe you should consider that a lot of those fouls were committed by the the team that was behind and playing catch-up. UNC and Duke are usually ahead late in most games and the other team has to resort to fouling.

  • NCSU72 Feb 21, 2012

    Hey, Karl, look at the video -- they were sitting on the front row immediately behind the scorer's table -- if they stood up they were at the scorer's table.

    Weak excuse -- gives new meaning to the phrase, "sometimes it's better to remain silent and appear dumb, than to speak and remove all doubt."

  • Jeremiah Feb 21, 2012

    Sheesh, some of yall are dense. Yes, he was kidding. He's a UNC fan.

  • Police Dog Feb 21, 2012

    View quoted thread


    It's called discipline!! If you play under control you want have so many fouls called on you.

  • batcave Feb 21, 2012

    By rduguyhere

    As oppose to ROY chastising fans in Vegas for selling tickets. ROY ejecting a fan himself. ROY abandoning his team on the court---a story that went nationwide, talk about class? Like a teacher in summer---no class. And we won't even talk about the football program.

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