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UNLV coach gets apology after being hit

RENO, Nev. -- The University of Nevada's president
apologized to UNLV coach John Robinson after a fan was arrested for
allegedly throwing an object that hit Robinson in the head at
halftime.

Robinson was not seriously injured and returned after
intermission to help coach the Rebels (4-1) to their
fourth-straight win over Nevada, 16-12 Saturday night.

Robinson told reporters he thought he was hit in the head by a
plastic water bottle as the team left the field on the way to the
locker room. But campus police said they had conflicting reports
from witnesses.

"We found a plastic beer bottle but other witnesses said it was
a beer can. We found both in the immediate area and took them into
evidence and will probably take fingerprints," said Adam Garcia,
director of University Police Services.

Nevada President John Lilley said he apologized to UNLV
President Carol Harter during the second half.

"This is an unfortunate act that mars an otherwise great night
of competition on the field," Lilley said in a statement released
by the school.

"We do not tolerate this kind of criminal behavior. ... We
offer our sincere apologies to Coach Robinson."

Kevan Old, 31, was booked into the Washoe County jail Saturday
night on a charge of battery, campus police said. He was released after
posting bail.