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Columbia band banned from home finale

Updated: November 17, 2011, 8:16 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Columbia University marching band has been banned from performing at Saturday's home finale against Brown, after poking fun at the Lions' losing ways following a 62-41 defeat last weekend at Cornell.

After every game, win or lose, the Columbia band plays the school fight song, "Roar, Lion, Roar." But last Saturday, the band altered the lyrics to highlight the team's recent struggles -- the Lions are 0-9 this season.

The altered verse began with the lyrics, "We always ...

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