Ah, the perils of live television.

During a news report from the Pac-12 Championship Game in Las Vegas, a sportscaster eager to see tipoff ended his standup a bit early so he could rush into the arena. Unfortunately for the reporter, Paul Cicala of KVOA News 4 in Tucson, he was tripped up by his own two feet.

At the end of the video below, Cicala can be seen running to the MGM Grand in an attempt to get inside for the beginning of the game. But after handing off his microphone he stumbles and eats dirt. Check it out:

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Cicala had a good sense of humor about the incident afterwards on Twitter: