Weber resigns, offers parting shots on way out

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber resigned Thursday after 10 years at the Wildcat helm. During a post-game press conference Wednesday, he lambasted the NCAA and schools accused of recruiting violations.

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March 10, 2022 - 3:48 PM

Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber watches his team in action against Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse on Feb. 22, 2022, in Lawrence, Kansas. Photo by (Ed Zurga/Getty Images/TNS)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bruce Weber resigned as the basketball coach at Kansas State on Thursday, one day after the Wildcats lost to West Virginia in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament to cap a third straight losing season.

Weber made headlines following the loss to the Mountaineers at T-Mobile Center on Wednesday night when he lambasted the NCAA over its handling of the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption. Weber said he had refused to cut his hair until schools that were identified in the probe were punished, which some took as a swipe at rival Kansas.

“We won titles. We did it the right way,” said Weber, who led the Wildcats to a share of two Big 12 regular-season titles in 10 seasons in Manhattan. “I’m on the NCAA ethics committee. I was told they were going to take care of the people in the FBI stuff, so I told somebody I’m going to grow my hair until something happens. Obviously, it’s still growing.

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