Utah gymnastics: Greg Marsden reprimanded by Pac-12 for comments against judges

By Melissa Yack

Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 29 2012 10:00 p.m. MST

Coach Greg Marsden reacts to the score given Stephanie McAllister on the floor as the University of Utah and Stanford meet in NCAA gymnastics in Salt Lake City, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah co-head gymnastics coach Greg Marsden was reprimanded by the Pac-12 conference Wednesday for his behavior towards a meet judge in Utah's victory over Stanford last Friday, and for his post-meet comments regarding the judging.

Marsden received a yellow card after complaining to the floor judges about the scores. The coach admitted after the meet he probably didn't handle the situation well, but felt his gymnasts weren't being rewarded for their effort so he needed to stand up for them.

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott released the following statement: "The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility of the Conference's officiating program. The Conference expects each Pac-12 coach to adhere to our standards of conduct and to conduct himself or herself in a manner which will reflect credit on the institution and the Conference."

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