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The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FAMU President Places Tough Restrictions On Marching Band

In an effort to crack down on hazing traditions, Florida A&M University is placing strict regulations on members of their marching band.

CBS4–06/04/2012

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FAMU’s Marching 100 Will Not Take The Field This Year

Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band has been suspended until 2013. During a meeting Monday morning between the school’s President James Ammons and the board of trustees, Ammons said he will keep the band off the field for the upcoming school year.

CBS4–05/14/2012

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FAMU To Decide If Marching 100 Will Play Again

Just days before Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band finds out if they will ever be able to play again, the band’s director of 40 years has called it quits.

CBS4–05/10/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Board Approves Plan In Response To Band Member’s Death

The Florida A&M University board of trustees approved a plan on a 9-1 vote Monday to deal with the aftermath of the death of Robert Champion in a hazing incident.

CBS4–01/03/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Autopsy: FAMU Student Had Extensive Bleeding In Shoulder

The Florida A&M student whose death last month has uncovered a culture of hazing with the school’s famed marching band had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder.

CBS4–12/21/2011

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Board Votes To Keep FAMU President In His Post

Defying a suggestion from Gov. Rick Schott, the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University has voted to keep President James Ammons in his post as a state investigation into hazing continues.

CBS4–12/19/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Drum Major’s Death Ruled A Homicide

A Florida A&M University drum major whose death revealed a culture of hazing within the school’s famed marching band died from shock caused by internal bleeding after suffering blunt force trauma, officials said Friday.

CBS4–12/16/2011

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Fla. Gov. Confronted By FAMU Students

Florida Governor Rick Scott was confronted by students from Florida A&M University who are upset over the governor’s call to suspend FAMU’s president amid multiple investigations into the death of a marching band member.

CBS4–12/16/2011

Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Scott Calls For Suspension Of FAMU President

Governor Rick Scott has called for the president of Florida A & M University in the wake of a hazing related death of a marching band member and fraud probe.

CBS4–12/15/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Future Of FAMU President In Question After Suspected Hazing Death

As the investigation continues into whether hazing played a part in the death of a Florida A&M University marching band member’s death, the future of the school’s president is in question.

CBS4–12/08/2011

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