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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
West Virginia chant draws rebuke

By Diamond Leung

Even West Virginia's student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum, is coming out against the student chants of "Karen Sypher" directed at Louisville coach Rick Pitino during Saturday's game.

From a staff editorial:

The actions displayed against Pitino Saturday went above and beyond any normal, rowdy treatment of an opposing player or coach.

It wasn’t just playful fun to get into an opponent’s head. It was meant to hurt and to punish, which goes beyond what anyone would consider reasonable.

Pitino is no patron saint.

He’s caused a lot of consternation among Mountaineer fans in the past. He’s undoubtedly hurt those closest to him.

But he still deserved better from us.