Poor sportsmanship on national TV

Nick Magrino - University student

After being a part of the crowd at the menâÄôs basketball game against the Virginia on Monday night, I feel that Gophers fans need a reminder of what “sportsmanship” is.

Maybe it was the leftover energy from the Iowa football game over the weekend, but the behavior of a large amount of the fans in the student section was ridiculous. Very, very few sports games are actually lost because of poor officiating, and MondayâÄôs game was definitely not one of them. Screaming, “The refs suck!” at the top of your lungs at a nationally televised game in a small venue makes us look childish and immature. Yelling obscenities while the game was stopped due to the Virginia playerâÄôs injury in the second half was also in awful taste.

Do you think Tubby Smith would approve of that? Grow up.