College of Southern Idaho fires broadcaster for remark made during SLCC game

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The College of Southern Idaho announced that it had fired its men’s basketball program play-by-play announcer following a comment made during the broadcast of Wednesday’s game against Salt Lake Community Middle School.

“The College of Southern Idaho and the CSI Athletic Department would like to apologize to the players, coaches and fans of Salt Lake Community College for the comments made during the broadcast,” CSI athletic director Joel Bate said in a statement. a statement. “CSI does not and will not tolerate such remarks. They do not reflect our values ​​as an institution of higher education or as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. We have the utmost respect for the SLCC Athletic Department and its student-athletes.

CSI fires broadcaster after derogatory remark towards SLCC player

The advertiser, who has not been identified, reportedly called SLCC player a ‘thug’ after a foul during the game.

The Golden Eagles, ranked No. 23 in the NJCAA DI poll, beat No. 1 SLCC 74-70 in the game. It was the Bruins’ first loss this season.

The SLCC will host Colorado Northwestern to wrap up the regular season on Saturday before the Region 18 tournament begins on Thursday.

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