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Detroit Lion Apologizes for Trash-Talking Marching Band

Reportedly called members 'fat,' gay slurs

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions' 22-9 loss to the Packers wasn't the ugliest thing that happened on Lambeau Field on Sunday. Center Dominic Raiola has had to apologize to the University of Wisconsin marching band, after he reportedly trash-talked its members. "My interaction with the Wisconsin marching band was inappropriate,... More »

How College Bands Cope With Faster Game

Start by tossing out the old songbook

(Newser) - College football teams, just like the pros, play faster games these days. But unlike the pros, college teams typically have bands that play between downs. So what's a band leader to do in the era of the no-huddle offense? Caleb Hannan at Grantland takes an interesting look, with Oregon... More »

Florida A&M Prez Resigns Over Hazing Death

Robert Champion's family expected to file lawsuit today

(Newser) - Florida A&M University President James Ammons announced his plans to resign today, in the fallout over the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion , whose family is expected to file a lawsuit against the university today, the Orlando Sentinel reports. But Ammons won't actually step down until Oct.... More »

Florida Band Players Face Charges in Hazing Death

Music profs resign in separate incident

(Newser) - Florida A&M band members will be hit with criminal charges today following a six-month investigation into the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion . The charges come as two music professors at the school have had to resign over alleged involvement in another hazing incident, their lawyer says. A... More »

4 Florida Students Expelled in Hazing Death

Florida A&M band member found dead last month

(Newser) - Florida A&M is dismissing four students for their role in the death of a marching band member last month. University President James Ammons referred to the dismissals in a memo he sent this week to members of the FAMU board, though he didn't offer any specifics on what... More »

Fla. A&M Suspends Band After Hazing Death

Hazing widespread within 'Marching 100,' parents say

(Newser) - All performances by Florida A&M University's famed "Marching 100" band have been suspended while police and the university investigate the death of a drum major. Over the weekend, Robert Champion, 26, collapsed outside a charter bus after a football game in which the band performed at half-time.... More »

Can We Stop Butchering the National Anthem?

Let's ditch the 'insufferable freestyle flourishes': Raymond Cummings

(Newser) - Why must every sports game begin with vocalists wailing their way through the national anthem? It’s a powerful song, but “there’s no reason” it needs to “last five endless minutes and arrive full of insufferable freestyle flourishes,” writes Raymond Cummings at SpliceToday . Trouble is, no... More »

Drum Major Suspended for Nodding at Obama

Member of Cleveland firefighters' group violated 'protocol and proper decorum'

(Newser) - A Cleveland man who marched as drum major with a firefighters band in last week’s inaugural parade has been suspended for a nod and a wave he gave to President Obama, the Plain Dealer reports. “This was a military parade. Protocol and proper decorum had to be followed... More »

Wisconsin Band Busted for Hazing

(Newser) - For the first time in 40 years, horns won’t blow at a University of Wisconsin football game tonight: The marching band’s been suspended for alleged hazing, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. The school hasn't disclosed details, but the band director said alcohol and “inappropriate sexual behavior”... More »

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