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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...
Tags: Hazing, Justice System, Orlando, Lawyers, Human Interest
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...
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...
Tags: Hazing, James H. Ammons, Justice System, Orlando, Judges
Aunque los trabajos que pronto comenzarán en el estadio Citrus Bowl de Orlando pueden considerarse como una "renovación", en la práctica un 80 por ciento de la estructura deportiva será nueva, una vez terminen los obreros e ingenieros — si todo...
Tags: Soccer, Amway Center, Teresa Jacobs, Sports
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...
Tags: Hazing, Orlando, Robert Champion, DeKalb, Entertainment
The work that starts soon on Orlando's Citrus Bowl is technically a renovation, but when the dust settles in just less than two years, about 80 percent of the stadium will be brand new. Much of the 77-year-old stadium will be torn down, the City Council...
Tags: Buddy Dyer, Orlando, Amway Center, Renovation
An Orange County judge, rejecting FAMU's argument that drum major Robert Champion should be viewed as a voluntary "participant" in the illegal hazing that killed him, will not throw out a wrongful-death lawsuit against the university. Circuit Judge...
Tags: Justice System, James H. Ammons, Hazing, Orlando, Laws
The Rosen Plaza hotel has been added as a defendant in the wrongful-death lawsuit of FAMU drum major Robert Champion, who was beaten to death in a hazing ritual on a bus in the Orlando resort's parking lot. The Champion family's lawyer claims that Rosen'...
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...
Tags: Sports, Bethune-Cookman University, Football
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...
Florida Recruiting - Orlando SentinelWinter Garden West Orange CB Roman Tatum and WR Vernon Marshall each added DI-AA offers a day before their 35-14 loss to Edgewater in this year's spring game. Tatum (5-10, 170) was offered by Wofford on Thursday. It was his first scholarship offer. ...
Florida Recruiting - Orlando SentinelApopka offensive lineman Dazzie Morris received his first college scholarship offer from Bethune-Cookman late last week. Morris (6-3, 290) was offered by Bethune Cookman, a school that he's been watching in person at the Florida Classic since he was...
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