The cheerleaders and dance squads from two SIAC schools were sent home after they brought it on during the half-time of their basketball team's first-round tournament game.
The pep squads from both Albany State and Tuskegee were sent packing with their pompoms Tuesday night from Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala., just hours after the extracurricular splits and pikes.
There was a fight between Tuskegee and Albany St. cheerleaders at the SIAC tourney. pic.twitter.com/zYHXKHvtYc
— HBCU Sports (@RealHBCUSports) March 4, 2015
A statement from league commissioner Gregory Moore says "the obligation to observe basic principles of sportsmanship and fair play extends to all participants at the SIAC basketball tournament."
He said the cheerleaders and dance teams for both schools would be barred from performing for the rest of the tournament and that the schools were sending them back to campus.