*A quote from Dave Reiter has been updated in this story.
COLUMBIA — Sixteen minutes before tipoff at the Missouri basketball game Saturday, Emmett Delaney and a group of students called the Antlers were taken by police and event staff to the hospitality room in Mizzou Arena and were told to leave.
"I kept asking, 'What did we say?' and they wouldn't answer me," said Delaney, head of the Antlers.
On Friday, the Antlers met with a conduct committee to discuss the group's behavior during recent games. The meeting included three representatives from the Missouri athletics department; Cathy Scroggs, MU's vice chancellor for student affairs; and Missouri Students Association President Nick Droege and Vice President Zach Beattie.
The group has attended basketball games to cheer for the team since 1976, according to its Facebook page. According to the group's Twitter profile, the Antlers are "dedicated to making Mizzou Arena the most hostile environment in the country."
Delaney said the athletics department told the Antlers that the group's behavior had been unruly and offensive in the past.
For Saturday's game, the group decided to change some of its cheers and put duct tape over the crude nicknames on its jerseys.
Dave Reiter, MU's assistant athletics director of communications, said the Antlers had a chance to redeem themselves Saturday but overstepped the line.
"We have high standards for the behavior of all our fans," Reiter said.
According to the Antlers, they were told they were ejected for chanting, "Scum, scum, scum. Go back to where you're from... and die!" They changed the word from "die" to "cry" for this game, Delaney said.
The Antlers will be allowed back to the arena Monday, Reiter said.
Missourian reporter Joe Trezza contributed to this report.
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