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  • Fans turn out for Florida Classic despite rain

    Fans turn out for Florida Classic despite rain
    The decades-long rivalry between the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and Florida A&M Rattlers was once again evident Saturday during the 35th annual Florida Classic at the newly renovated Citrus Bowl in Orlando. "I've been coming to the Classic since it was...
  • Hazing at Md. colleges includes humiliation, coercion, hospital trips

    Hazing at Md. colleges includes humiliation, coercion, hospital trips
    In their zeal to join a fraternity at Towson University, Brad Notaro and his fellow pledges submitted to a battery of humiliation and abuse. At the direction of students they hoped would make them brothers at Pi Lambda Phi, they ran and performed...
  • Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit

    Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit
    The parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion have settled the wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that owned the bus on which their son was beaten during a band hazing in Orlando before he was pronounced dead. The confidential pact, however, has...
  • FAMU hazing trial begins Monday

    FAMU hazing trial begins Monday
    Robert Champion wanted respect. He got death. Nearly three years after the Florida A&M University drum major died from a hazing in Orlando, the ex-band member accused of organizing the ritual will stand trial Monday, charged with manslaughter. Dante...
  • FAMU drum major Robert Champion remembered by parents as "The Example"

     
    The parents of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion held a moment of silence this morning outside the Orange County Courthouse to remember their son and other hazing victims as jury selection resumed in the trial of an ex-marching band member...
  • FAMU's Champion died 'because his friends beat him to death,' prosecutor tells jurors

    FAMU's Champion died 'because his friends beat him to death,' prosecutor tells jurors
    The mother of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion clutched his ballcap Tuesday as she arrived for the trial of Dante Martin, the former band member accused of organizing the hazing ritual that killed her son. "I carry this hat with me as...
  • State, defense rest in FAMU hazing trial

    State, defense rest in FAMU hazing trial
    Lawyers for Dante Martin did not call a single witness in defense of the former Florida A&M University percussionist accused of organizing the ritual that killed FAMU drum major Robert Champion nearly three years ago. Martin, 27, also did not testify in...
  • Man convicted in hazing death of Florida A&M band member

    Man convicted in hazing death of Florida A&M band member
    A 26-year-old former member of Florida A&M's vaunted marching band was convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, nearly three years after band member Robert Champion was beaten to death with drumsticks, mallets and other items during a hazing ritual....
  • Hazing conviction, public service and traffic: Letters

    Hazing conviction, public service and traffic: Letters
    Hazing death conviction The death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was senseless. It didn't have to happen. Nevertheless, the brutal way in which Champion died speaks volumes. Of course, Dante Martin's guilty verdict in the fatal...
  • Hazing conviction sends right message

    Hazing conviction sends right message
    The hazing death of Florida A&M University Drum Major Robert Champion led to the suspension of the university's celebrated band and toppled both the band director and FAMU's president from their positions. Soon the case could bear another distinction:...
  • FAMU: Emerging from the haze: Front & Center

    Last week, Fabulous Coach Lines settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the parents of Robert Champion. The 26-year-old Florida A&M drum major was killed nearly three years ago in a hazing ritual on a company bus. The family's suit still hangs over the...