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UPDATE: Just a few days after the halftime performance, Kansas State announced internal sanctions. The university will pay a self-imposed $5,000 to the Big 12 conference and will have a single-game suspension for the university director of bands. 

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Are you thinking what we're thinking?

College Game Day returned Saturday to the delight of many football fans. Touchdowns were scored, pre-gaming commenced and school spirit was visible across the nation.

One story that came out of this weekend's games, however, didn't involve a player or team. Oh no, it was all about one unforgettable marching band.

During Kansas State football's halftime show, the school's band tried to nail the "Space" theme that involved scenes from Star Trek and Star Wars. All of the members attempted to form the Kansas mascot and what was supposed to be the starship Enterprise crashing into it. For better or worse, however, the spaceship would end up resembling a penis.

As you could have guessed, Twitter went crazy with puns, jokes and not-so-nice comments. There was so much attention that the school's president had to apologize on social media.

"I am sorry if anyone was offended by the performance at half-time," Kirk H. Schulz shared online.

The marching band's director offered a further explanation for the questionable formation on Facebook hours after the game concluded.

"The chart below represents the drill from tonight?s show. There was absolutely no intent to display anything other...

Posted by K-State Marching Band on Saturday, September 5, 2015

"The chart below represents the drill from tonight's show. There was absolutely no intent to display anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle," Frank Tracz wrote on Facebook. "If I am guilty of anything, it would be the inability to teach the drill in a manner that these young people could have succeeded."

The statement concluded, "I do apologize for the misinterpretation and I assure you that I meant absolutely no disrespect or malice toward the University of Kansas."

If there's a bright side to this story, Kansas State would end up beating South Dakota 34 to zero.