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ECU fined by Conference USA for fan celebration on the field

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Fans charging a field after a big upset victory has been part of college lore. East Carolina is being fined $10,000 by Conference USA after football fans charged the field following ECU's 24-3 upset win over No. 8 West Virginia last weekend. The North Carolina Bureau of Investigation is looking into reports that some police used excessive force on football fans.
    It's difficult to control a crowd of 50,000-plus fans but I don't feel the fine is justified. It seems to me that the school is being penalized for security breaking down. I could see if there wasn't any security, but in this case Conference USA is wrong with its fine and possible sanctions against ECU.
    I wonder would any of the other conferences take such a stance.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The SEC does but I think the fine is considerably more than 10 grand. That's why you never see kids storming the field at an SEC game.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Or it could be the cops and a warm, fuzzy welcome.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well yeah. But the cops are there because of the threatened fine.
  5. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    two of my cousins are at ECU, the other graduated from there. The two that are there now were on the field. They are willing to pony the money for the fine.
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Pac-10 administrators have infiltrated C-USA! No fun for anyone!
  7. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Unless it's a Kentucky game. Cat fans stormed the field at least twice last year.

    Also, anybody else seeing the East Carolina ringtones ad? Since when did they start a hockey program?
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    WHo knew C-USA had this on the books? If anyone ran onto the field at UAB, it would be to take a shortcut to the parking lot.
  9. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Big shocker here. Just shocked ...
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I'm shocked that C-USA had the balls to do it. They want to be a major player in college sports so badly and this does get the conference out there, so to speak.
  12. sportshack06

    sportshack06 Member

    In the SEC...

    It's $5k the first offense.
    $25k the second and $50k for the third

    I believe these occur over a calendar year and encompass any sports. For example, if Alabama beat Louisiana Monroe at home in football and their students rushed the field, its $5k and then in basketball if they beat UAB and students rush the court, its $25k.
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