Small schools, big damage: Cops can’t stop fans’ wild rivalry rager

Evidently Morgantown, W. Va., has nothing on Cortland, NY, when it comes to wreaking havoc after a football game.


The central New York town, about half an hour due south of Syracuse, was the site of some Project X-style mayhem after SUNY Cortland defeated Ithaca College, 28-24, in a DIII rivalry football game called "Cortaca" last weekend. "Only"€ about 30 arrests were made among the 4,000 to 6,000 people who poured into Cortland’€™s streets, but only because local police later admitted that they had to stop arresting people.

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The large mob pelted the police with cans and pieces of wood while also flipping over several vehicles. One car in the area allegedly was driven through a house, while another partier apparently lost the end of his finger amid the chaos — and kept partying.

As expected, SUNY Cortland’€™s president issued a public apology to the community around the school, calling the students’ behavior inexcusable.

Gee, ya think?


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