Steve on a cell in Brooklyn wrote:
[quote]Lagat Wannabee wrote:
Should it have been called or protested? I've seen many far more trivial violations than this called. Rules are rules and this one was broken. The result didn't changed but Florida could have possibly run faster setting an even stronger school record.
Note also that not only did a championship ride on this outcome, but a lot of cash as well. I have no doubt that Mouse gets a bonus for bringing home a championship trophy, so I can't blame him for protesting.
I saw it the same as you but don't feel it warranted the DQ but...whatever.
I don't think UF protested. The flag was raised and the DQ made after review. A&M appealed and was denied.[/quote]
According to the end of the broadcast the flag went up, it was ruled "no harm, no foul" after review, UF protested, their appeal was accepted and A+M got DQ'd. I watched it live and that's what they said. It might be towards the end of the replay where they mention the UF protest (it was right after the men's award presentation, but the replay may cut off before it) and then it cut before the result of the protest was revealed. Unless the announcers were mistaken, which is always possible.