Rice Marching Band References Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal During Halftime Show

Vanessa de Beaumont@@vanessadebeauContributor ISeptember 17, 2016
Coach Middlescreen @bdbsport

Holy crap Rice's halftime show is just the Rice band making fun of Baylor for the program's sexual assault scandal. https://t.co/IH6Lg03wrJ

The hardest hit during Friday night's Baylor vs. Rice contest may not have taken place between players.

In a halftime performance that somewhat strayed from conventional football game entertainment, the Marching Owl Band made reference to the rival Texas team's recent sexual assault scandal, forming an "IX" representing Title IX and a star symbolizing the university's former president, Ken Starr.

Glynn Hill @RiceChron

Rice's MOB band making fun of Baylor’s sexual assault scandal at halftime. Referring to Title IX here https://t.co/kp39MsoZKi

Among those in the visitors' section, where the band displayed the images, was former head coach Art Briles—fired in relation to the incident.

According to SB Nation's Jason Kirk, the Bears fans didn't receive the message well, booing in response.                 

[Twitter, h/t SB Nation]


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