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VANDERBILT FINED $100,000 FOR FANS STORMING COURT
Vanderbilt was fined $100,000 by the Southeastern Conference after fans stormed the court Saturday following the Commodores’ 74-62 victory against Kentucky. The SEC announced the fine Monday. The league policy that took effect in 2004 states, “Access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times.” The policy adds, “It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy.” Fines start at $50,000 for a first offense and go up to $100,000 for a second offense and up to $250,000 for subsequent offenses. Vanderbilt was fined $100,000 because it was the school’s second offense.