I think they are. The fan base are about as rabid as any and they are almost always a competitive team in both basketball and football. The students are very rowdy to say the least but the actual fans and alumni at the game usually are pretty respectful, there are definitely some outliers though. The students will do just about anything though, usually the freshman and sophomores because most are the dumb kids that are going to fail out that come from the state of WVA. The upperclassmen are still drunk but most are the kids that are left and are at WVU because the scholarship money was good and are fairly mannered, for the most part. That said those fans that are terrible, are terrible in every sense of the word.
On a side not, I always liked the whole couch burning tradition, it made me laugh. I know that for the LSU game this week, they sent out emails to the students barring street fires, I doubt that stops anybody though haha