NCAA reprimands Mulkey, Walz for comments, actions during tournament

The NCAA has reprimanded Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey and Louisville Coach Jeff Walz for their comments and behavior during the 2011 national tournament.

The Division I Women’s Basketball Committee took issue with Mulkey’s criticism of the bracketing process. Walz, they said, used abusive language toward officials during a game, and kicked a table.

“The committee was very disappointed in the behavior of both coaches and strongly believes their actions discredited them and tarnished the championship,” said Marilyn McNeil, chair of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and vice president and director of athletics at Monmouth University.