Statement From UC President Dr. Gregory H. Williams On Events At UC-Xavier Game

Dec. 10, 2011

University of Cincinnati president Dr. Gregory H. Williams released the following statement this evening in response to the incident at the end of this afternoon's UC vs. Xavier University men's basketball game:

"I'm extremely disappointed with what happened at the end of today's Crosstown Shootout. I am reviewing this situation with (athletic director) Whit Babcock and (UC men's basketball head coach) Mick Cronin and we are working to ensure this will never happen again. I appreciate Coach Cronin's strong post-game comments and I want to support his position that this behavior is not what we expect of representatives of the University of Cincinnati. We will thoroughly investigate this incident and will act swiftly and firmly. We hold our student-athletes to a high standard and this behavior will not be tolerated."