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Date Posted: 13:28:19 03/31/09 Tue
it is up to the arena staff to remove people if they are indeed doing what is being accused.
it obviously in no way could be an ohio state fan's sour grapes, so i am sure siena fans were acting way out of line. the .5% of fans in the building were surely having the swat team en route. the difference between this incident and the marist incident two years ago at mccann is that the one at mccann was a home game with the athletic director sitting courtside and making no effort to stop it. kids will be kids, and drunk kids will be even worse, but for the administration to enable the behavior to happen is another story. i personally watched murray the entire game when the chants took place and he did nothing. actually looked like he was trying to ignore it. if it was one chant, ok, not a big deal, but when the "F*CK SIENA" chant was going around the arena for the 2nd to 10th time, I would expect someone to do something.
if siena fans were doing what is being reported (which must be true, because there is no way this guy could just be pissed that his team lost to the smallest school in the tournament) I hope they were thrown out of the game. If they did that at the TUC, they would have. Many Siena students were removed from games this year at the TUC. I don't think Siena kids are any better than Marist's kids, or vice versa. I think they are mostly very similar. What I think the problem was at the game two years ago was the mccann staff/athletic dept staff's unwillingness to do anything about it.
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