Local & Regional
Mon December 5, 2011
Stillwater, OK – Condition upgraded for fan hurt after Okla St win
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis says he doesn't know what more stadium security could have done to prevent fans from getting injured while storming the field following a Big 12 championship-clinching win against rival Oklahoma.
Hargis told The Associated Press on Sunday night that "you couldn't put an army out there to keep that many people off the field."
The university says one student who was injured while in the postgame celebration Saturday night was upgraded to guarded, stable condition after being flown to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment.
Eight other fans were hospitalized, including two who were admitted for surgery on broken ankles. Three others got medical treatment at the stadium and didn't need hospitalization.