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  • 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...
  • FAMU's probation lifted by accreditation group

    FAMU's probation lifted by accreditation group
    FAMU got off probation Tuesday, lifting a yearlong penalty sparked in part by the hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in Orlando. "While we celebrate, let's also remember we have to keep up the good work that led to this outcome,"...
  • 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

    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...
  • FAMU approves contract for new president

    FAMU approves contract for new president
    FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000. Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
  • 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...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: FAMU, tow trucks and election reform

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here's what we're reading so far.   * Orlando Sentinel reports that jury selection begins today in a FAMU hazing case indirectly related to the death of Robert Champion.   * Sun-Sentinel reports...
  • Sentinel wins national award for FAMU hazing stories

    Sentinel wins national award for FAMU hazing stories
    The Orlando Sentinel has earned a first-place award from the Education Writers Association of America for a series of stories about the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Denise-Marie Ordway, Jeff Kunerth, Steve Hudak and...