I lovethe Mountaineers, but sometimes I just can’t stand the students:
University officials condemned students and fans who celebrated West Virginia’s victory in an NCAA regional semifinal by setting about 50 street fires.
The Mountaineers defeated Texas Tech 65-60 on Thursday night, moving West Virginia into the regional finals for the first time since Jerry West led the school to the NCAA championship game in 1959.
“It’s unfortunate that people who had nothing to do with the team’s victory stole the spotlight briefly after the game,” said Ken Gray, WVU’s vice president for student affairs.
Gray vowed Friday that students who set fires will face sanctions, including expulsion.
These guys on the basketball team are all class, their coach is all class, and this has been the feel-good Cinderella story of the tournament. For once, West Virginia and West Virginia University is receiving nothing but positive press, and then these jackasses go and do this. Idiots.
*** Update ***
Shit. It made Drudge.