| 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...
| 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,...
| 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....
| May 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Sylvester Young, a former music professor at Ohio University, has been selected as FAMU's new marching band director.
Officials at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee announced early last month that they were interviewing two people for the job of...
| 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...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The parents of the FAMU drum major who was hazed to death said Tuesday that the university "needs to get its priorities straight" before the famous marching band can perform again.
In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Robert and Pamela Champion...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:04 AM
A FAMU hazing trial scheduled to begin today in Orange County was postponed this morning.
The criminal case of former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas has been reset to June 25. He is charged with the misdemeanor hazing of Keon Hollis.
The case is...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
FAMU hazing defendant Shawn Turner, who claimed he was drum major Robert Champion's "protector" and not an attacker, agreed today to plead no contest to felony hazing in the deadly ritual.
Turner, 27, will likely receive a community-service sentence...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Orange County judge presiding over the FAMU hazing cases was unwilling Tuesday to cap at three years a possible prison sentence for an ex-band member charged with felony hazing and manslaughter in the death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion....
| Jul 6, 2013
Florida A&M University, to paraphrase a quote made famous by the Blues Brothers, is getting the band back together.
Last week's announcement that the university was lifting its suspension of the Marching 100 was meant to instill confidence that...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Prosecutors suggested Thursday that they are finished with plea deals that mete out light sentences of probation and community service to ex-band members charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.
During a plea conference, assistant...