No surprise: the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band is in trouble once again.
Stanford University officials announced on Friday that the infamous marching band has been banned from attending all road games for a year. Although the Stanford band is known for usually annoying opposing schools with their halftime performances, this time they've ticked off their own school with their behavior off the field.
According to SFGate, an investigation by Stanford's Organization Conduct Board and Title IX Office found the band had broken rules regarding alcohol use, hazing, and sexual harassment. One tradition involved giving band members a drink designed to make them vomit in public; another was a "selection process" where students were asked "inappropriate questions on sexual matters."
Despite all this, Stanford says they want the band to be the goofy jackasses they're known to be—they just have to tone it down a bit. "The university's objective is to ensure a safe and harassment-free environment while honoring the band's traditions and its unique, irreverent identity," said Stanford associate vice provost and dean of residential education Deborah Golder.
This isn't the first time they've been in trouble with Stanford officials. In 2006 the band was suspended for wrecking the "Band Shak," the trailer that served as their facility. The band is more famous for being banned from rival campuses. In 1986, the band was suspended for two games after members urinated on the Washington field during a halftime performance. The band is banned from Notre Dame for a 1991 performance where a member dressed as a nun.