Kansas State band apologizes for halftime performance

The Kansas State band issued an apology for its halftime performance during the football team's game against South Dakota on Saturday night.

The halftime show had nothing to do with South Dakota. The theme of the show was supposed to be Star Trek-related and the Starship Enterprise was supposed to be fighting a scary space creature. The space creature resembled the Kansas Jayhawk mascot and the formation supposed to be the Starship Enterprise looked, uh, like a bodypart pointing towards the Jayhawk's beak in an inappropriate manner.

Here's what the formation looked like in real life.

Kirk Schultz, the Kansas State president, also apologized on Twitter and his tweet was retweeted by John Currie, the school's athletic director. According to, Kansas State officials said they would have no further comment on the matter.

Kansas State students attending sporting events had to agree to a sportsmanship pledge before the beginning of the season. The school was criticized after a potentially dangerous situation following the basketball team's home win over Kansas earlier this year when students rushed the court and made contact with some Kansas players.

Kansas State beat South Dakota 34-0 Saturday night despite starting quarterback Jesse Ertz's injury in the first quarter. Ertz walked off the field and was carted to the locker room from the sidelines.

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