"We look forward to our upcoming athletic contests with the expectation of sportsmanlike conduct from the entire K-State family."[/left]
The main offense was for the inappropriate use of a member institution logo. "The actions of the marching band depicting the disintegration of a member institution's mascot was inconsistent with the principles and expectations of the Big 12 Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Policy," Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Tuesday in a statement. "I appreciate the prompt actions of K-State President Kirk Schulz and Athletics Director John Currie in addressing this matter and accept the University's self-imposed penalties."
The theme of Kansas State's halftime show on Saturday was "space". During one formation, the Kansas State band formed the Kansas Jayhawk mascot and what was supposed to be the USS Enterprise from Star Trek. The drill was designed to have the ship crashing into the Jayhawk. The band was unsuccessful in making a clean formation of the ship which many people interpreted as them making male genitalia. Screen shots posted on twitter and facebook set social media a buzz and things escalated very quickly after.
Show your support and donate to a special GoFundMe set up to help the Pride pay for the $5K fine here:http://www.gofundme.com/7u3paang