FAMU Facing $1 Million Athletic Deficit, Plans for Football Season Without Marching 100
[mpoverlay]Florida A&M University officials today discussed the prospect of a football season without the Marching 100. Facing a $1 million deficit, the university is considering other halftime entertainment options for the fall home schedule.
University trustees heard a lengthy presentation on Wednesday about a more than $1 million deficit this year in the school’s athletic program. It was during that discussion that FAMU officials acknowledged they are looking at offering other entertainment at football games in case the popular band remains on hiatus.
President James Ammons suspended the band after Champion died following what police have said was a hazing ritual while the band was in Orlando. (Associated Press)
Dr. Ammons said that no decision on lifting the suspension will be made until the internal investigation of hazing practices and allegations is complete.[/mpoverlay]