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Wyoming athletic department apologizes to Colorado State about offensive chant

2013-03-08T17:00:00Z 2013-03-08T23:15:37Z Wyoming athletic department apologizes to Colorado State about offensive chantBy BEN FREDERICKSON Star-Tribune staff writer Casper Star-Tribune Online

University of Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman told the Star-Tribune Friday that he has been in contact with Colorado State athletic director Jack Graham regarding the chants of "alcoholic" that a group of Wyoming fans participated in during Wednesday's men's basketball game.

The chants were aimed at Rams coach Larry Eustachy, a recovering alcoholic with close to 10 years of sobriety.

Burman said he made it clear to Graham that the administration did not condone the chant, which was heard twice from the area of Arena-Auditorium that holds UW's student section.

On Thursday, the Star-Tribune received images of a publication called "The Dirt," which is distributed among the UW student section before basketball games. The flier showed the image of Eustachy drinking with two college-aged females, a photo from 2003, and includes this message: "All jokes aside, please lock your doors and stay in groups tonight. Larry Eustachy is a horrible person."

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Friday that "The Dirt" fliers were produced by interns of the UW athletics marketing department. UW spokesman Tim Harkins, in an interview with the Coloradoan, said the fliers did not get properly reviewed, and that UW is changing the review process for such publications.

Reach reporter Ben Frederickson at ben.frederickson@trib.com. Follow him on Twitter @Ben_Fred.

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  1. wyo-first Amendment victim-gun rights
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    wyo-first Amendment victim-gun rights - March 10, 2013 4:40 pm
    The actions of the UW students and the moron comments (from gun owners probably) reflect the true nature of going-nowhere Wyoming. No wonder any kid with a brain leaves this outhouse
  2. jc45
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    jc45 - March 08, 2013 7:04 pm
    Which side is your side? It was the Wyoming fans chanting "alcoholic."
  3. carlover
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    carlover - March 08, 2013 5:24 pm
    i would have had our side chant back, " POTHEADS"....
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