File photo of the Florida A&M marching band. (credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

FAMU Hiring New Director For Marching 100 Band

Florida A&M University announced Tuesday it is hiring a new director for its famous Marching 100 band, a major step to eventually relaunching the band that was sidelined by a 2011 hazing scandal.


File photo of Florida A&M band. (Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

(POLL) Is Any Form of Hazing OK?

Twelve former members of the FAMU band have been charged with manslaughter in the case of a drum major who was beaten to death on a bus in 2011. Some believe there are good forms […]

98.7 The Fan–03/05/2013

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FAMU Says Its Making Big Changes To Battle Hazing

Florida A&M University officials say in a new report that they’re making sweeping changes to battle hazing at the school.


The FAMU Marching 100 (photo: Getty Images)

FAMU Student Paper Faces Hazing-Related Libel Suit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University’s student newspaper has delayed publication of its first spring semester edition due in part to a libel suit over a hazing story. University officials on Wednesday acknowledged The […]

CBS Tampa–01/09/2013

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Report: FAMU Ignored State Hazing Laws Before Death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A blistering state report released Friday contends that Florida A&M University officials failed to follow state laws and regulations on hazing in the years leading up to the death of a […]

CBS Tampa–12/28/2012

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Florida A&M Offers $300,000 To End Hazing Lawsuit

Florida A&M University is offering to pay $300,000 to the family of a drum major who died last year after he was beaten during a hazing ritual.


File photo of FAMU band. (Credit: Andy Lyons/Staff)

FAMU Selling Same Number Of Football Tickets Despite Missing Band

Florida A&M University is selling the same number of football season tickets despite losing its famed band for the year.


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Judge Denies Bond To FAMU Hazing Death Suspect

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied bond to a former Florida A&M University band member charged in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Circuit Judge Frank Sheffield rejected the request Wednesday […]


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Florida A&M President Resigns In Wake Of Scandal

The president of Florida A&M University submitted his resignation Wednesday, the same day the university was sued by parents of a drum major who died during a hazing. It was unclear if the two events were related.


Members of the Florida A&M Marching Band take the field at halftime. (credit: Scott Cunningham/GettyImages)

FAMU President Receives No-Confidence Vote Following Hazing Charges

Florida A&M University President James Ammons has received a no-confidence vote from the school’s board of trustees because of his handling of the hazing death of a band drum major.

CBS Tampa–06/07/2012




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