The WAC will announce their decision on McMackin on Monday

HA Note: “WAC commissioner Karl Benson declined to say which way he was leaning but said violations of the conference’s sportsmanship code can entail “private reprimand, public reprimand or game suspension.” He said he planned to make an announcement tomorrow.”

About why the WAC must decide on a proper response regarding the controversy, Karl Benson said that because the incident occurred at a WAC event, it:
“comes under the umbrella of the WAC” (HA)

Appreciating UH’s quick response, Benson said:
“I appreciate (UH-Manoa) chancellor Virginia Hinshaw and athletic director Jim Donovan’s quick and decisive action and I’m confident that will make my decision easier. I appreciate what they have done over the course of the last 48 hours.” (HA)

HA Note: “Benson said he will make the decision after “seeking some counsel and advice” among WAC members, including presidents and athletic directors.”

About how this case was “unique” in his 16 years as WAC commissioner, Benson said:
“We had some WAC coaches that made bad decisions and uttered offensive remarks but it didn’t come under the umbrella of the WAC.” (HA)


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