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Rice's band always takes on rivals at halftime

Updated: September 6, 2011, 5:35 PM ET
By Rob Clark

Conference realignment makes for comedy fodder for Rice's Marching Owl Band.

The irreverent group known as the MOB turned heads Saturday by spelling out "$EC" during halftime of Rice's 34-9 loss to Texas in Austin. Photos of the formation went viral.

It's a dig at Texas A&M for bailing out of the Big 12 and likely moving to the SEC. But it can also be read as a statement on college athletics.

"Topical humor is certainly something we do a lot of," ...

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