| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:30 PM
On the Florida Citrus Bowl field Saturday the Florida A&M University Marching 100 band tunes were noticeably softer than in years past and its size only half as big.
But its spirited performance at Saturday's Florida Classic game against longtime...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Two years after FAMU's marching band was sidelined, the high-stepping, high-energy Marching 100 will be back to perform at Orlando's Florida Classic today.
It's the band's first appearance at the Florida Classic since it was suspended after the hazing...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Pamela Champion released six white balloons into the evening sky after saying a prayer for her son, Robert Champion, who died after a brutal hazing two years ago.
She and her husband, Robert Champion Sr., drove to Orlando from Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The musician described by prosecutors as the "most enthusiastic" hazing participant in a Florida A&M University drum major's beating death pleaded no contest to manslaughter Wednesday.
Jessie Baskin faces up to nine years in prison.
He gave no...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Those of us who have sent children to college know that parental worries take a different turn when the kids are off on their own.
We worry that they will drink too much and not study enough. That they'll be mugged on their way back to the dorm. That a...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Something a little unusual happened at Florida A&M University's football game against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday: The marching band showed up.
In almost any other college football game, bands would be a normal feature of the game-day experience....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The Florida A&M University Marching 100 will perform this November at the Florida Classic football game, returning to Orlando for an event it missed last year because of the hazing death of a band drum major.
FAMU's interim president, Larry Robinson,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The band is back.
After nearly two years of silence, the Florida A&M Marching 100 will be performing again — bringing its trailblazing music and moves to Orlando on Sept. 1.
But the celebrated band will be different in many ways, FAMU leaders...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Nearly two years after the FAMU hazing death of Robert Champion, the university plans to announce Thursday whether its troubled marching band will travel to Orlando next month and perform for the first football game of the season.
Florida A&M University...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:51 PM
TALLAHASSEE — FAMU on Thursday lifted the suspension of its famed marching band, which had been prohibited from performing since the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic football game in Orlando in 2011.
| May 10, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Former FAMU drum major Rikki Wills, who insists that he tried to shield his college roommate Robert Champion from a brutal hazing in Orlando in 2011, pleaded no contest today to felony hazing resulting in death.
Wills, 25, will not be sentenced until...