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Robert Champion with FAMU band.  (Courtesy: The Champion Family)

Former FAMU Band Member Receives Jail Sentence For Hazing Death

One of the former Florida A&M band members involved in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion could become the first to be sentenced to jail.

03/28/2014

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 Ready For New Beginning

Florida A&M University’s band is back up and marching again after being suspended in 2011 following a deadly hazing incident.

CBS Miami–08/11/2013

(Source: famu.edu)

FAMU Lifts Marching Band’s Suspension

The well-known marching band from Florida A&M University, suspended in 2011 following a hazing incident, is suspended no longer.

06/27/2013

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One Dead In Hallandale Beach Shooting

Hallandale Beach Police were investigating a deadly shooting Saturday at 700 SW 8th Avenue.

CBS4–11/17/2012

(Source: famu.edu)

FAMU Dance Team Suspended After Hazing Allegations Surface

Administrators at Florida A&M University have suspended the Torque Dance Team over allegations hazing that took place off-campus over Labor Day weekend.

CBS4–09/04/2012

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

FAMU Board To Discuss Anti-Hazing Recommendations

New sweeping anti-hazing recommendations drawn up by Florida A&M University President James Ammons will be discussed Tuesday by schools board of trustees at an all day retreat.

CBS4–06/06/2012

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 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)

Another Band Member Arrested In FAMU Hazing Scandal

The fallout continues in the wake of the alleged hazing death of Florida A&M University band member Robert Champion.

CBS4–05/31/2012

(Source: WGCL) Robert Champion's attorney and parents at a news conference Wednesday.

Mom Denies Claim FAMU Student Champion Wanted Hazing

The parents of Robert Champion, A Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed on a bus, denied Wednesday that their son accepted hazing as a band ritual and rejected claims by band mates he agreed to go through a brutal initiation ritual because it was seen as an honor.

CBS4–05/23/2012

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

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