Front page of the college basketball section, a poll asking how WVU should be punished for throwing objects on the court.
What a crock. I have a number of problems with this entire fiasco, and a lot of things don't add up. I'm not placing any blame, but simple logic would tell anyone that has half a brain something doesn't add up.
Why hasn't anyone scrutinized the video of the coach getting hit in the face with a coin? I mean, isn't this the age of technology? They have god-knows-how-many cameras in the Coliseum during the game--don't you think someone could review those videos to see what happened? This would seem like the the most simple thing to do, and would also logically seem to be the best first step.
Youtube videos and other replays are not the best quality. However, most WVU wear gold to WVU sporting events. There are a few that wear blue, but the majority wears gold. However, there was a sea of dark blue in the area that the "throw" came from. Not placing blame, just saying.
Has anyone out there every thown a coin further than 20 feet or so an actually hit what you were aiming at? If you have, you're much better than I am. Who's to say what the intended target was here, but seeing as how a coin is flat and can easily curve, maybe, just maybe, someone was throwing said coin at another target. Again, just saying.
One other thing--visiting fanbases typically sit together in the same section(s) at opposing teams' home arenas. What would be the repercussions if during a heated moment of our game at Pitt, a WVU fan "happened" to throw objects on the court (maybe at a referee or who knows), and no one "happened" to see it. And even though the crowd was asked to turn in anyone throwing stuff, nobody spoke up. Would Pitt be put under the microscope as WVU has been? Not saying this will happen, just what if.
I don't claim to be the smartest person in the world, but this round peg won't fit into their square hole.