TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M University is making plans in case the famed Marching 100 band is not available during the fall football season.
FAMU trustees heard a lengthy presentation on Wednesday about a more than $1 million deficit in the school's athletic program.
It was during that discussion that FAMU officials acknowledged that they are looking at offering other entertainment in case the popular band remains on suspension.
FAMU President James Ammons suspended the band in the wake of the death of FAMU death major Robert Champion last November.
He died following what police said was hazing while the band was in Orlando.
Trustees will consider Wednesday whether to adopt a new rule that requires all students and faculty to report allegations of hazing to police within 24 hours.
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