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  • Senate approves 10-fold hike in hazing fines

    Senate approves 10-fold hike in hazing fines
    The Maryland Senate unanimously approved a ten-fold increase in the criminal fines that could be levied for hazing rituals at college campuses. The measure would raise the fine for the offense from $500 to $5,000. Under the bill, hazing would remain a...
  • FAMU band member sentenced to a year in jail in Robert Champion hazing case

    FAMU band member sentenced to a year in jail in Robert Champion hazing case
    Jessie Baskin, an admitted participant in the 2011 hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major, trembled Friday as a judge gave him nearly a year in the Orange County Jail for the crime. The 22-year-old musician, who pleaded no contest to...
  • Ex-FAMU band member gets 1 year in hazing death

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A former Florida A&M University band member has become the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of a drum major. Jessie Baskin was sentenced Friday to 51 weeks in the county jail, five years of...
  • Case dropped in hazing-death case

    Case dropped in hazing-death case
    Prosecutors have dropped their case against Henry Nesbitt, one of the FAMU band members charged in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, according to clerk's records and Nesbitt's attorney. Nesbitt, now 27, wasn't initially charged but was...
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon ends pledging process, citing hazing deaths

    Sigma Alpha Epsilon ends pledging process, citing hazing deaths
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon, among the nation’s largest and most storied college fraternities, eliminated the controversial “pledging” process Sunday, saying new members once referred to as “pledges” immediately would be treated as...
  • Alexander Ludwig hazed by Mark Wahlberg

    Alexander Ludwig hazed by Mark Wahlberg
    Before signing up to star in "Vikings," Alexander Ludwig became fascinated by the historical aspects of the series. That love of history and true-life stories also got him interested in the film "Lone Survivor." "Those are the kinds of movies I love...
  • Suspended Dunbar coach doesn't want players to boycott football season on his behalf

    Suspended Dunbar coach doesn't want players to boycott football season on his behalf
    Dunbar football coach Lawrence Smith said Tuesday he would not support a boycott of the fall season by Poets players as a means of protesting his one-year suspension. At a meeting Monday night attended by about 40 parents and football players, some...
  • FAMU hazing trial delayed: Ex-band members charged in Robert Champion's death

    FAMU hazing trial delayed: Ex-band members charged in Robert Champion's death
    A judge on Monday agreed to delay the trial of several former FAMU marching band members charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic in 2011. Five former members of the Florida A&M University...
  • Dunbar advertises football coach vacancy

    Dunbar advertises football coach vacancy
    Dunbar is apparently looking for a new varsity football coach. The job vacancy was posted on the school's website Friday morning. Lawrence Smith has been the coach since 2007 and guided the Poets to five state championships. The school's athletic...
  • District 207 fires coach in Maine West hazing scandal

     District 207 fires coach in Maine West hazing scandal
    Following a state-appointed hearing officer's recommendation, Maine Township High School District 207 leaders officially fired a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School. Board members unanimously...
  • Towson hazing report: cheerleaders drank alcohol, wore adult diapers

    Towson hazing report: cheerleaders drank alcohol, wore adult diapers
    Towson University's top-ranked cheerleading team encouraged its new members to drink alcohol before they put on blindfolds, pulled adult diapers over their shorts and performed a dance described as a hazing ritual last summer, newly released documents...