Road to Redemption for FAMU Marching 100 Creates Speed Bump for Atlanta Football Classic
[mpoverlay]The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported earlier this week that organizers of the annual Atlanta Football Classic have begun preparing for halftime without the Florida A&M Marching 100 for this year’s game. FAMU will play Southern University on September 29 in the Georgia Dome in the game that is commonly regarded among the nation’s largest black college football classics.
“We have been developing contingency plans relating to the halftime entertainment for this year’s Atlanta Football Classic… and will now actively pursue those options,” said John Grant, CEO of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, which annually puts on the game. “We will announce those plans once they are formalized.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
FAMU President James Ammons recently announced that the Marching 100 would be suspended until at least the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year, in which time new rules for intake and oversight under a new band director would be established.[/mpoverlay]