Days after Penn State's football loss to Ohio State, a YouTube video surfaced featuring several men throwing beer cans and yelling obscenities at two Buckeyes fans.
The rear of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, 417 E. Fairmount Ave., is seen in the video. The fraternity's president, Brendan Wilson (junior-management), said he had no comment when reached by phone last night.
The YouTube account name of the user who uploaded the video was "crazysacc," which is also the AOL Instant Messenger screen name of Pi Kappa Alpha Vice President Gaetano Sacco (junior-film).
Sacco was reached by cell phone but had no comment.
By last night, all of the videos posted on YouTube by "crazysacc" had been removed, and the account was canceled.
The State College Police Department is investigating the case, but Sgt. Keith Robb, the officer investigating the case, could not be reached for comment.
In the video, two men with red Ohio State jerseys are seen walking
through an alley that passes behind Pi Kappa Alpha. One man became the target of several open beverages thrown from the crowd, but as he walked farther away, one man in a Penn State T-shirt pursued him and continued the attack, encouraged by a chant of "F--- Ohio" before returning to a congratulatory crowd.
A voice in the video can be heard yelling "pike" -- a nickname for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
"You are the man," said a male voice off-camera. "This dude's from Pittsburgh. He doesn't even need to do it, but he does it."
Tom Poole, associate to the president for administration, said although the university had released no statement, he had responded to e-mails regarding the issue.
"I don't know what can be done about it," Poole said. "People act like fools."
He said Penn State President Graham Spanier's office had received "an awful lot of mail."
This is a "terrible impression to give the world about Penn Staters," he added.
Spanier said last night he had no information concerning the incident and had not seen the video.
Interfraternity Council President Grant Miller (senior-English) also could not give additional information, but said he believes no Penn State student meant to disrespect any Ohio State student.
Lisa Powers, director of public information, said comments had been made to Columbus, Ohio news stations as well as local news.
Powers said she was "disappointed and saddened" by these students' actions that "could give all Penn Staters a bad name."