K-State administrators place internal sanctions for halftime performance after Big 12 complaint

One of the many speakers during the Alumni Association Pep Rally, Athletic Director, John Curry, talks about the support that Kansas State Football team has. The pep rally took place on Jan. 1 in the Freeman Coliseum. (File Photo by Mason Swenson | The Collegian)

Editor’s note, updated at 11:49 a.m.: The article originally stated the complaint was filed by the University of Kansas.

Following a complaint of unsportsmanlike conduct within the Big 12, K-State officials announced a number of sanctions following Saturday’s halftime performance.

The sanctions are:

  • A one game suspension for Frank Tracz, director of bands. The suspension will only be for the Nov. 28 game against KU.
  • For violating the league’s sportsmanship policy, the university will pay a self-imposed $5,000 fine to the Big 12 Conference.
  • All band halftime show content must have prior approval from the Office of Student Life and the Athletic Department.

“We look forward to our upcoming athletic contests with the expectation of sportsmanlike conduct from the entire K-State family,” Schulz said.