West Virginia University President James P. Clements praised the University community, especially the Student Government Association and Mountaineer Maniacs, for creating an improved atmosphere at Monday’s men’s basketball game between WVU and Villanova:

“I want to thank our fans, especially the students, for the way in which they enthusiastically supported our team tonight. They packed the Coliseum and were loud and spirited – but respectful. That’s how a sporting event should be. I want to thank our Student Government Association and the Mountaineer Maniacs who worked closely with the University Administration, Student Affairs, Coach Bob Huggins and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to implement some positive initiatives that focused on good sportsmanship. I was proud of how our fans responded tonight.”


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