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2008 saw similar projectile incident

2008 saw similar projectile incident

This week’s archive takes us all the way back to those innocent days of early 2008.

A young, freshman senator named Barack Obama was running for president, the world’s financial markets hadn’t gone into complete freefall and nobody worried about catching H1N1.

But, as much as things have changed, apparently the Zona Zoo still liked to throw bottles.

Yes, an entire year and a half before an Oregon cheerleader was struck by a water bottle and later hospitalized after Saturday’s football game, interim basketball coach Kevin O’Neill had to call out the student section personally after a similar bottle-throwing incident.

In the waning seconds of a 70-58 loss at home against USC, a student threw a water bottle that hit Trojans’ guard Dwight Lewis in the foot.

The Feb. 29, 2008, issue of the Daily Wildcat reported that O’Neill immediately grabbed a microphone and said, “”Hold on a second, we’re not doing that. Whoever did that, I want to know who it is. Whoever did that, that’s wrong. Tim (Floyd), I apologize to you and your team.””

In the postgame press conference O’Neill added, “”That’s low rent. We’re not about that.””

 

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