Marching 100 Band Not in Halftime Show, First Time in 32 Years

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ORLANDO, Florida -- November 17, 2012

History is being made at this year's Florida Classic -- but not the kind of history that fans will want to remember.

For the first time in the game's 32 years, Florida A&M University's Marching 100 band won't participate in the halftime show.

Saturday's game is also the first Florida Classic since FAMU drum major Robert Champion died after he was beaten during a hazing incident. Champion died in Orlando after playing in the band's halftime show during the 2011 Classic game.

Kickoff between FAMU and Bethune-Cookman University is at 2 p.m. Usually, both schools' bands put on an entertaining halftime show of music and dance, but this year, only BCU will play.

The FAMU band was suspended following the hazing incident.


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