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FAMU wants an appeals court to reverse a judge's decision allowing a civil case filed in the deadly hazing of drum major Robert Champion to continue. The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach has agreed to review last month's ruling by...
Former FAMU drum majors Rikki Wills and Shawn Turner received probation Friday for their self-described roles as "protectors" of Robert Champion as he suffered through a fatal hazing in November 2011. After the proceedings in Orange County Circuit Court,...
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...
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...
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...
New Florida A&M coach Earl Holmes refused to let his players step on a football field without going through a history lesson. During meetings that spanned three days, he taught the current class of Rattlers about the program’s rich tradition. He...
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...
Orlando Oak Ridge wide receiver Victor Love has committed to Florida A&M. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound Love had mostly played basketball before joining the football team last spring. He ended up with 24 catches for 488 yards and nine touchdowns in his...
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FAMU lacked the internal controls needed to identify and fight hazing before the beating death of drum major Robert Champion in Orlando a year ago, according to a long-awaited investigative report released Friday afternoon. The sharply critical report...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFAMU records submitted last fall by the attorney for former band director Julian White as well as numerous other public records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel in recent months document a long history of hazing within FAMU's famous marching band. Two...
Former Florida A&M wide receiver and current Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Kevin Elliott said was surprised to hear the news last week that his former coach Joe Taylor stepped down as head coach of the Rattlers. Elliott wasn’t surprised by Taylor&...
To hear the Bethune-Cookman players talk about their big win over arch rival Florida A&M after Saturday's Florida Classic, you'd think there was nothing to it. "Easy as pie," is how B-CU running back and Classic MVP Isidore Jackson summed up one play,...
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