Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Only to be outdone by ourselves: TOTAL LACK OF CLASS

For those of you that haven't heard, fraternity members/party goers at the Pi Kappa Alpha house assaulted Ohio State fans by throwing beer cans at them before the game on Saturday. I've been writing about class in recent posts (and ripped OSU for ruining the Paternoville banner that was to be auctioned off for charity) but this is despicable. There are numerous sites that have the video. It is definitely not safe for work or for children to see. If you'd like to see the video visit:

Men of the Scarlet and Gray

The Nittany Line

Run Up the Score

I also urge all Penn State fans to go to the Men of the Scarlet and Gray blog and voice your apology and tell them that that is not true Penn State behavior. I have already commented on the video and voiced my apologies and assured them that those frat idiots are a minority at Dear Old State.

Here is the Daily Collegian article.

The University has issued this statement:

As Associate to the President for Administration, I help Dr. Spanier address the important issues that are brought to his attention.

Thank you for sharing your concerns about the behavior of some of our fans. Media accounts following the game indicated that fans were spirited, but overall exhibited better behavior, so I am disappointed to see the youtube video. Our Office of Police Services is investigating it in an attempt to identify those involved. It is extremely unfortunate and embarrassing that some fans engage in behavior that reflects badly on all Penn Staters, the majority of whom are respectful and well-mannered.

A group of students and administrators have been meeting to encourage better behavior from our fans. A number of initiatives are underway–posters have been placed around campus, ads have been placed in the student newspaper and on television promoting good sportsmanship. Prior to the Ohio State game, a message from the Athletic Director was sent to all students via the student newswire concerning appropriate fan behavior. Coach Paterno also addressed the issue when he visited the students camping outside the stadium. Clearly more can be done and we will continue to work on this.

Coordinating these efforts into an effective campaign that garners results does not happen overnight, but we are committed to the effort and to its success.

I will be sure the President sees your note. Thank you for taking the time to write.


Tom Poole

Thomas G. Poole, Ph.D.
Associate to the President for Administration

And from WTAJ:

STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - State College Police said Tuesday they were surprised to see a horrific display of almost unimaginable behavior from a group of Penn State fans partying before last Saturday's football game outside Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house.

After the video was shot, it was uploaded onto Concerned fans forwarded the violent video to police, and WTAJ. Police do not think the attack is random.

“This person appeared to be singled out by several people, and assaulted for no reason except the fact that he was wearing an opposing team's jersey,” State College Police Sergeant Keith Robb said.

Party goers even congratulated a man after he hit the Buckeye fan with a beer can at point blank range. Sergeant Robb said what he saw surprised him.

“I wouldn't call this one a typical case, this appears to be more severe than what we're used to dealing with,” Robb said.

He also said, State College Police are working hard to locate the victim. The fraternity and the person who threw the beer can could be dealing with some big penalties in the near future Robb said. Police said, although they have yet to identify anyone on the video, they are confident.

“We will identify the person that threw the beer can,” Robb said.

WTAJ tried to talk with members of the fraternity, but they had no comment Tuesday.

Police said they will use freeze frames from the video and post them online, so that people can identify who they see. Police did this before with images from the State College ArtsFfestival riots, and said it was very successful.

Penn State officials said, “The University is saddened to see Penn State fans acting this way, and whether or not the video shows Penn State students, that behavior is not what the university stands for.”

State College Police are urging anyone who knows the victim, or the person who assaulted the Ohio State fan to contact them immediately.

This is not Penn State. These idiots must be punished. According to, the owner of the video has been identified:
Gaetano Sacco, the Vice President of Pi Kappa Alpha, has been identified as the source of the YouTube video that sparked public outrage this week.

The YouTube account name of the user who uploaded the video was “crazysacc,” which is also the AOL Instant Messenger screen name of Pi Kappa Alpha Vice President Gaetano Sacco (junior-film).

Sacco was reached by cell phone but had no comment.

By last night, all of the videos posted on YouTube by “crazysacc” had been removed, and the account was canceled.

The State College Police Department is investigating the case, but Sgt. Keith Robb, the officer investigating the case, could not be reached for comment.

Hope you like being made an example of, Gaetano. Your self-incriminating idiocy might have just cost you a PSU film degree. How terribly ironic.


E said...

Police do not think the attack is random.

“This person appeared to be singled out by several people, and assaulted for no reason except the fact that he was wearing an opposing team's jersey,” State College Police Sergeant Keith Robb said.

Thank you captain obvious lol

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