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.