Marching 100 Returns to Florida Classic

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Story By: James Buechele


It's a tradition showcasing two the the largest HBCU's in the country: The Florida Classic.

A gathering of friends, family, and food in late November must mean Thanksgiving. To The Florida A&M Rattlers, it means the Florida Classic.

"It's an annual thing for the family to come all over town," said FAMU alum Cleveland Morley. "We got family from Washington, D.C., from Tallahassee, and all over the place,"

"It's really not about the football game," said FAMU Professor Otis Kirksey. "It's about getting together you know sharing time with friends,"

But it's not just about the food. The FAMU Marching 100 performed for the first time since 2011 when drum major Robert Champion was killed during a hazing incident.

According to attendees, their performance was a welcomed sight.

"We really moved forward and it is really nice to have the soul of the university,"

More than 45,000 people attended the game v.s. Bethune Cookman.

BCU ended up winning on the field 29-10.

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