Good grief. The night after the Pitt game, ESPN covered Kansas, Georgetown and WVU. All they talked about with WVU was the deplorable behavior of West Virginia “fans.” Talk about bad publicity!
Easy remedy for this. Put video cameras on the fans (no invasion of privacy there – the TV cameras are always scanning and showing the crowd) and then announce that anyone caught on tape throwing something from the stands will be (a) expelled if they are a student and (b) arrested if they are not. Morgantown city council may need to pass an ordinance to get (b) in place.
Too harsh? I don’t think so.
P.S. The University may want to do the same thing at football games. We gave up season tickets years ago because it was just too depressing to sit around WVU “fans” who are basically obnoxious drunks.