Student sections cleared at CU game for tossing debris

Updated: November 25, 2005, 7:33 PM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- Officials ordered two sections full of students at Folsom Field cleared Friday when debris came flooding out of the stands during the fourth quarter of a game Colorado was losing badly to Nebraska.

With Colorado trailing 27-3, water bottles and other junk came flying from the student sections in the southeast corner of the stadium.

Play was halted for about five minutes while officials conferred. Before play resumed, the public address announcer said sections 116 and 117 would be cleared.

Security staff came to the sections to escort fans out of the stadium, although the process took a while and there were still fans remaining in the sections after play resumed.

CU sports information director Dave Plati said the sections are under video surveillance and fans who were seen throwing things onto the field could be subject to prosecution.

Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press