College Athletics: The Future of Storming the Field

Recent incidents with Duke basketball, as well as Iowa basketball start Caitlin Clark have heightened safety alarms amongst the college sports landscape bringing into question whether or not fans should be allowed to keep storming the playing surface to celebrate a win.

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Caitlin Clark

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes is one of the most popular players in women’s college basketball. This combined with the fact that Clark’s team, the Iowa Hawkeyes are one of the best teams in the nation was reason to celebrate for the Ohio State Buckeyes who defeated the Hawkeyes this past Sunday at home in Columbus.

Due to the upset, fans storms the court and a seemingly incidental collision is seen with Clark colliding head on with an Ohio State fan as shown on CBS Sports X (formerly known as Twitter) account.

Clark ended up being okay, but was shaken up initially, and the fan was stunned as well. The fact that Clark however is one of the best players in the country combined with her net worth will inevitably heighten a lot of alarms.