Archive for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

KU using music to drown out chant

November 4, 2008


In an ongoing effort to curb an obscene football chant, Kansas University has begun to play music longer during kickoffs.

Jim Marchiony, an associate athletics director, said music that had previously only preceded kickoffs is now continuing during the play as well.

The song, Zombie Nation's "Kernkraft 400," had played before the kickoffs until the second half of the game against Texas Tech, Marchiony said.

During the second half against Texas Tech, and for every KU kickoff Saturday against Kansas State, the song continued after the kickoff in an effort to quell the "rip his (expletive) head off" chant.

The chant continued to persist after kickoffs, even though football coach Mark Mangino and the KU student newspaper have asked students to stop. Marchiony said he thought the song had an impact on the ability of others to hear the chant.


fabian_zimbabwe 9 years, 7 months ago

Exactly, somebodynew, the more attention that gets called to this, the worse it becomes. This is nothing more than fuel on the fire.

Raider 9 years, 7 months ago

The solution is simple. Have the Big XII tell the officials that if the students chant this, there will be a 15yd unsportsmanlike conduct penalty imposed on the home team. then, make sure the students know they could potentially hurt the team by doing this.Back in the early to mid 90's Texas Tech had a problem with students tossing tortillas in the air at the kickoff of each game. It went on until Leach came in 01. The Mexicans were pissed off because they said it was racist (bunch of bull$hit) that we were throwing their national food. The refs came out and said there would be a penalty if any more tortillas were tossed. It stopped pretty quckly after that. That's how KU could really stop it if they wanted to. By the way, I was in Lubbock this weekend and we were watching the KU/KSU game on tv. You could still hear the chant over the music.

CatFan 9 years, 7 months ago

Uh.... they did rip our (expletive) head off, with or without the music. I suppose we should thank KU for helping speed a coaching change at KSU. The current situation is not good for KSU, the state or Big XII.

somebodynew 9 years, 7 months ago

And while I agree the chant is stupid, classless, etc... Nice to have an article spell this out so that the students can get fired up over it and find some way around it. Perhaps if they just continued the music and didn't say anything it would go away, but no.... let's just make so that they all know what the school is doing.

KURocks 9 years, 7 months ago

Ahhh......good thinking KU, piss off the students, and there will be louder and longer chants. I thought you had to stop playing music once the ball was kicked off. Good luck with your tactical mistake.One other thing, when did Mangino become the spokesperson for model behavior. I recall him yelling at a ref when his son played HS ball, as well as the utube video of him dropping the f"bomb on one of his players.

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