Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz apologized and announced on Tuesday the sanctions to be imposed for the marching band’s halftime routine during Saturday’s season opener.

When he announced the sanctions, President Schulz reminded every one of the sportsmanship pledge that was signed by K-State students.

The sanctions include a self-imposed $5,000 fine to be paid to the Big 12 Conference for violation of the league sportsmanship policy.

A single-game suspension for the university director of bands. The suspension will take place Nov. 28 at the game against the University of Kansas.

Prior approval for the content of all band halftime shows by representatives from the Office of Student Life and the Athletic Department.

President Schultz released this statement as well.

“At Saturday’s home football opener Kansas State University fell short of its obligation to conduct itself in a consistent manner with the principles of sportsmanship,” said President Kirk Schulz. “Good sportsmanship is part of the Wildcat way; we do not want to do anything that takes away from the tremendous efforts of our student athletes and the award-winning Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.”

By Glenn Erby


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