Student group "Antlers" kicked out of second straight MU basketball game

Nov 26, 2013

The Antlers (file photo)
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA Sports Extra

A University of Missouri student fan group was kicked out of its second straight men's basketball game over what school officials call a pattern of inappropriate chants.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that members of The Antlers were ejected from Mizzou Arena on Monday night early in the second half of Missouri's 78-64 win over IUPUI.

The move comes after the unsanctioned Antlers were escorted out by campus police before tipoff of Saturday's home game against Gardner-Webb. Many fans booed loudly as the ousted students departed mid-game Monday. Missouri forward Tony Criswell even gave high-fives to several.

Athletic Director Mike Alden told reporters later that the students violated the school's "core values," which include respect and responsibility.