University of Texas head softball coach Mike White was ousted from a game and publicly reprimanded after flipping off an umpire, the person officiating the game, at the Big 12 Conference Friday.
White was kicked out of the team’s 6-1 Oklahoma State loss after arguing a call in the first inning. He then went on to turn around and flip off umpire Naomi Urdahl after she reversed the call, which was originally in the Longhorns’ favor.
White apologized to both the Big 12 Conference and the umpiring crew, including Urdahl, in statements both Friday and Saturday.
“(My actions) were unacceptable, regrettable and reflected poorly on the Big 12 Conference, The University of Texas, my softball team and me personally,” White’s statement said. “My actions were not in accordance with those of a Head Coach who has the responsibility to conduct himself in a professional manner at all times.”
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the action was “a clear violation of sportsmanship expectations” and that the conference accepted his public apology.
With the loss, the Longhorns (38-17-1) were kicked out of the Big 12 Tournament and will take on Weber St. (38-10) in the Seattle Regional portion of the NCAA Softball Tournament from May 20-22.
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🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway