YSU's Cohill, Strollo apologize for late game technical & postgame skirmish
Youngstown State's Dwayne Cohill received a technical four late in the second half of the Penguins win over Detroit Mercy and then was involved a in post game skirmish.
Today, Cohill apologized for his actions via twitter.
Cohill and Antoine Davis appeared to have exchanged words in the post game handshake and had to be separated by team mates and personnel.
YSU Intercollegiate Director of Athletics Ron Strollo issued the below statement:
"On behalf of Youngstown State University and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, I would like to apologize for the behavior exhibited by our students and spectators following last night's Horizon League Men's Basketball Quarterfinal game against Detroit Mercy.
The events of last evening do not reflect the values of our community, institution or athletic department. Any action not in line with those values will not be tolerated. Disrespect at any level is never condoned. The use of inappropriate language, throwing objects on the court and any other harassment of visitors at Beeghly Center is something we take very seriously. We hold our campus events, and more importantly, the safety of its participants as the highest priority. To that end, we are conducting a full review of the situation and will enact additional game management and security protocols as necessary.
I personally apologize to our President, the YSU Board of Trustees, Horizon League Commissioner Julie Roe Lach, the University of Detroit Mercy and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics."
Executive Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
The Penguins advanced to the conference semi finals and play Northern Kentucky, Monday at 7:00pm in Indianapolis.