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Analysis: NCAA needs to address the epidemic of idiot fan behavior

Published March 8, 2014 4:05 pm

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The NCAA and its schools need to buckle down on courtside security and work to tone down the nasty behavior in the stands before something really bad happens.

NCAA needs to address the epidemic of idiot fan behavior

The incident was shocking, even given all the ugly behavior at college basketball arenas this season: a fan brazenly storming onto the court to confront Hawaii coach Gib Arnold during a game. "I've never seen anything like that," Arnold, still looking a bit stunned, said afterward. Maybe so, but it's clear that ill-tempered fans are getting bolder and bolder when it comes to what they'll say — and even do, judging by the stunner Thursday night at Santa Barbara, Calif. ...

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