The local university basketball team lost Saturday night. And the locals held a small riot in response.
Of the 15 people arrested, 9 are current students at the university. The newspaper reported that the dean of students said the riot in no way reflects the culture of the university nor the town.
I don’t think the dean of students understands what the word culture means.
The newspaper also reported that the police have been preparing and training for this possibility for months. There were 60-70 officers already on hand before the game ended. And the online version of the newspaper had ready links to photos of the 1997 (when they actually won the whole thing) and 2001 (when they came in 2nd) basketball related riots.
All that sounds like a building riot culture to me.