ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs has released the following statement regarding the February incident where a Lobo fan threw a cup filled with ice at the San Diego State team.
“As folks know, at the February 22 basketball game between the University of New Mexico and San Diego State University, we had an unfortunate incident occur at the end of the game where a Lobo fan threw a cup with ice at the San Diego State team as they were exiting the court. The Athletics Department has identified, contacted and spoken with the individual responsible for this act. The person in question has been banned from attending any Lobo athletic events, basketball or otherwise, on the UNM campus for the remainder of this year and for the 2014-15 athletic season.
The individual responsible purchased his seats for the game from a season ticket holder. The season ticket holder is responsible for the actions of the people in their seats, and we are in discussions with them about this incident as well. We appreciate the many individuals who helped us in this process.
The vast majority of our fans are great fans who enthusiastically cheer on our Lobos and have made The Pit one of the greatest home court environments in college basketball. However, we will not tolerate fan behavior incidents such as the one that occurred on the 22nd, as it puts the program, the university, and the city in such a poor light. We now consider this matter closed.”