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  • FAMU hazing defendant Lasherry Codner avoids jail in Robert Champion's death

    FAMU hazing defendant Lasherry Codner avoids jail in Robert Champion's death
    The only female band member charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion was sentenced today to speak to high school and middle school students about "poor decisions" and the evils of hazing as punishment for her role in the deadly...
  • FAMU drummer sobs, gets probation in Champion's death

    FAMU drummer sobs, gets probation in Champion's death
    The only female band member charged in the fatal hazing of FAMU drum major Robert Champion was ordered Friday to speak to high school students and middle schoolers about the dangers of hazing as punishment for her role in the deadly ritual which took...
  • Comeback for FAMU band starts in Orlando next month

    Comeback for FAMU band starts in Orlando next month
    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...
  • Sidelined by FAMU hazing, Marching 100 band could perform next month in Orlando

    Sidelined by FAMU hazing, Marching 100 band could perform next month in Orlando
    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...
  • FAMU president: Band will perform at Florida Classic

    FAMU president: Band will perform at Florida Classic
    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,...
  • Florida marching band returns from suspension after hazing death

    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....
  • Two former FAMU band members enter pleas

    Two former FAMU band members enter pleas
    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...
  • Robert Champion's family holds memorial to remember his hazing death

    Robert Champion's family holds memorial to remember his hazing death
    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...
  • FAMU band returns to Florida Classic today

    FAMU band returns to Florida Classic today
    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...
  • Florida Classic fans welcome return of FAMU Marching 100

    Florida Classic fans welcome return of FAMU Marching 100
    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...
  • FAMU probation might be lifted Tuesday

    FAMU probation might be lifted Tuesday
    FAMU may learn Tuesday whether its probation will be lifted by its accrediting agency. Last December, Florida A&M University was placed on a year of probation after the accrediting group discovered a variety of problems in the wake of drum major...