PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins said he was very disappointed by the actions of some fans following the 2002 Apple Cup game Saturday (Nov. 23) at WSU.
Fans began throwing objects from the stands onto the Martin Stadium turf where the Husky team and fans were celebrating shortly after the University of Washington’s 29-26 victory over the Cougars.
“We are greatly disappointed about what transpired on the field following Saturday’s game,” Rawlins said. “No matter how spirited and fiercely contested the Apple Cup rivalry is between our two great universities, there is no place in collegiate sports for the unacceptable behavior exhibited by some of our fans following this game.
“I want to personally extend our apologies to the University of Washington and all of the truly supportive fans from both universities,” Rawlins said.
The university is investigating the inappropriate post-game behavior and will pursue those fans responsible. WSU Police report they arrested one person for disorderly conduct, while Washington State Patrol officers arrested another person in post-game incidents in the stadium.
As the university evaluates its home game season, it will review security and other issues, including those relating to sale of bottled water and soda – all in efforts to keep all events safe and enjoyable for fans, Rawlins said. The university already prohibits patrons from bringing glass containers or cans into the stadium.