Saturday, November 16, 2002

Marshall won't change security

Miami incident lingers

The Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall doesn't plan to change its postgame crowd-control policy, insisting that security wasn't an issue during last weekend's game, when Miami defensive coordinator Jon Wauford was accused of knocking down a fan.

Marshall fans ran onto the field to celebrate the Thundering Herd's last-second 36-34 victory. Wauford was arrested and escorted from the field in handcuffs for allegedly shoving a 36-year-old man, who fell down and hit his head on the artificial turf.

Wauford was charged with misdemeanor assault and suspended from the team with pay. Linebackers coach Taver Johnson also was suspended for causing damage in an upstairs coaches booth.

RedHawks coach Terry Hoeppner apologized for his coaches' behavior, but interim athletic director Steve Snyder said there should be more security at Marshall's games to prevent fans from getting onto the field.

Marshall athletic director Bob Marcum disagreed, saying Wauford is to blame.

"It was due to crowd control?" Marcum said. "I don't think our crowd contributed to that at all. There was not thousands of people on the field. The student section stayed intact.

"I mean, you'd like to keep everyone off the field. I've seen a lot of games where people come on the field. But here's the thing that makes this unique: I haven't seen a lot of games where an assistant coach decks a fan."

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