Thursday night shortly after No. 4 Iowa State completed its comeback, erasing a 20-point deficit to beat in-state rival Iowa, fans rushed the Hilton Coliseum floor to celebrate the win. In the midst of this Randy Peterson, a columnist for the Des Moines Register, suffered a compound fracture of his left leg.
Of course this has led to a renewed argument on whether or not fans should be allowed to rush the court, with proponents pointing to reasons such as tradition and fun and detractors making note of the safety issues.
Friday morning Peterson, just hours removed from surgery to insert a rod into his lower left leg, joined the “Dan Patrick Show” to discuss Thursday’s events and his thoughts on fans being able to run onto the court.