West Virginia University Vice President of Student Affairs Ken Gray issued the following statement Sunday about incidents in the Sunnyside area of Morgantown Saturday evening and early Sunday:
"It's unfortunate that despite the coordinated efforts of the University – including students, law enforcement and the administration, and City of Morgantown officials, there remain a few individuals who choose to celebrate West Virginia University athletic successes unsafely and inappropriately.
"The behavior of some reacting to the Mountaineers' victory Saturday night is unacceptable and detracts from the team's achievements.
"Otherwise on campus, it was a successful Fall Family Weekend where thousands of parents and friends enjoyed the beautiful weekend, with many of them packing the Mountainlair to witness the victory over the Longhorns.
"WVU will continue to cooperate with Morgantown, Monongalia County and state law enforcement authorities in every way possible. University officials will also review videotapes and any student who is identified breaking the law will be subject to the full range of civil and school penalties, up to and including expulsion. Students among those charged by civil authorities will also face school penalties, which again can include expulsion.
"We will continue to seek ways to stop this kind of behavior including through education, communication and cooperation."