Southern Miss' offense was ugly late in Thursday's game against Kansas State, but the Golden Eagles' band had an even uglier moment.
Late in the first half, Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez headed to the free-throw line. The Southern Miss band members then started chanting, “Where's your green card?” at Rodriguez, who hails from Puerto Rico.
Our Pete Prisco, who was at the same, said there were about 10 band members participating in the chant. Someone even went over to the media and asked if they had heard the chant.
The chant was heard on the telecast, and made its rounds on video. You can hear it in the above video.
Southern Miss President Martha Saunders had a statement about the situation.
“We deeply regret the remarks made by a few students at today's game,” Saunders said. “The words of these individuals do not represent the sentiments of our pep band, athletic department or university. We apologize to Mr. Rodriguez and will take quick and appropriate disciplinary action against the students involved in this isolated incident.”
Kansas State went on to win, 70-64.