STANFORD — The Stanford marching band has been barred from taking the field in the Cardinal's next two football games following shows that included some members dropping their pants.
University President Donald Kennedy Thursday backed Athletic Director Andy Geiger's decision to discipline the band, although Kennedy said, "I like the Stanford Band and a lot of the good things it does for people."
Geiger took the action against the band Wednesday, saying, "Repeated warnings don't do any good.
"There is no control of the band as a group or as individuals. A lot of things happen because a group of individuals believes it would be cute and fun to play a trick."
He said several band members dropped their pants, and six others urinated on the field after the Stanford-Washington game Oct. 11, and the next week, the band gave a "lewd" performance that included the formation of male genitalia.