The Texas Longhorns and Notre Dame Fighting Irish were scheduled to play in Austin, Texas, in Week 2 of the 2015 season.
But the matchup was postponed due to a tornado warning, with Texas playing Notre Dame on the first Saturday in October, before the storm moved on to Oklahoma City.
The game was rescheduled for Week 3, but the game was delayed until January 6, when the tornado warning came back.
Texas fans were outraged, and the game went ahead as scheduled.
But after the game, Texas players were visibly upset.
After the game on Saturday, a tweet from linebacker Jonathan Allen read, “We were told to expect a full house tonight.”
The tweet sparked an angry backlash from Texas fans and players, and several players and coaches were suspended from the game.
“It’s a pretty messed up situation that we’re in,” Allen said on the sidelines.
“That’s all it was about.
We didn’t have any real plan going into it, and it got out of hand.”
Allen was suspended for one game, and that wasn’t the last time that players were disciplined for the incident.
“The suspension was a pretty big issue for us,” Texas coach Mack Brown said.
“A lot of people got fired, and a lot of guys got suspended for something that they did.”
The team was also fined $50,000 for “unlawful conduct” and $20,000 by the school for “conduct detrimental to the institution of Texas.”
Brown said that he would take disciplinary action against his players, but would not comment on specific punishments.
“I don’t think we’re going to make any comment on the specific punishments that were levied,” Brown said at the time.
“We’re focused on what the NCAA wants us to do.”
A spokesperson for the NCAA said the organization “strongly supports” Brown’s suspension, but did not comment specifically on the suspensions.
“There are multiple steps the NCAA can take to protect student-athletes,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“Those steps include conducting a thorough review of the conduct of the student-actor, the student and the school.”