Some West Virginia fans apparently enjoy the stereotype.
More than a few WVU students apparently been outdoing themselves this basketball season with the crude language and rowdy stuff. Throwing things on the court comes naturally, no language is too obscene, and no one wearing opposing colors is exempt from their taunts.
So enter Rick Pitino, a ready-made target with the revelation of his sexual encounter. And his University of Louisville basketball team has given WVU fits in recent seasons. Ripe.
Message board posters have been trading suggestions for the most disgusting taunts all week. It could get bad.
Ken Gray, Â WVU Vice President of Student Affairs, sent a letter to fans in the student newspaper this week, asking for sanity.
“Many fans, including other student fans, have expressed their disappointment and embarrassment by the vulgar and profane language that have been coming out of the student section this season.Â I urge you to stop this behavior.Â Remember your behavior overshadows the good behavior of our players on the court.”
Huggins’ coaching staff even got in on the act, reminding students that “sportsmanship is a shared value for Mountaineers.”
That will come as news to some of them.