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Alumni show support for Jon Waters at Ohio State Marching Band practice

July 30, 2014
James Lang, a 2000 graduate of Ohio State, said he will not give one more dollar to the university unless they reinstate former marching band director Jonathan Waters, who was terminated last week. “I will pull all funding from the Ohio State University,” Lang said. “I am very close to starting my Ph.D., and I know that I am not applying to Ohio State now.” Lang is one of many OSU alumni who gathered to show support for Waters at a voluntary practice for those hoping to make the band Wednesday night. Signs were passed out containing four white horizontal stripes on a black background. Each stripe contained one word… Read more

2014 Big Ten Media Days: Urban Meyer has “worries” about College Football Playoff

July 29, 2014
CHICAGO –– Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer expressed his concerns with the new College Football Playoff system during day two of the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Meyer said Tuesday that while he believes the new system will be “great,” he worries about “fan fatigue, student-athlete fatigue and student-athlete family fatigue.” “We were talking about that at dinner last night,” Meyer said. “If I am (OSU senior defensive lineman) Michael Bennett’s family, and we go on a nice run, you can plan on spending $20,000 going to the Big Ten Championship Game, going to the semi-final game and going to the championship game.” Meyer said he was worried… Read more

R. Kelly pulled from Fashion Meets Music Festival lineup after backlash

July 28, 2014
R. Kelly has been pulled from the lineup of Columbus’ inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival following negative reaction from both bands and sponsors in regard to the R&B artist’s headlining spot on the bill. Kelly was scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 in Nationwide Arena. After the festival announced Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kennedy, as the headliner, two Columbus-based rock bands, Damn the Witch Siren and Saintseneca, announced that they would no longer perform at the festival. Damn the Witch Siren withdrew from FMMF July 3, while Saintseneca withdrew July 23. “We feel (R. Kelly’s) selection as a performer ignores his very serious allegations… Read more

Former Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters’ attorney says no severance package was offered

July 28, 2014
Ohio State did not offer former Marching Band director Jonathan Waters any severance following his termination, his attorney said, and Waters hasn’t decided whether to pursue legal action. “We certainly don’t exclude taking legal action,” said Waters’ attorney David Axelrod. OSU spokesman Gary Lewis did not immediately respond to an email Wednesday asking  why no severance package was offered. For now, Axelrod said, Waters has been meeting privately with his family, deciding what his next move is as he deals with the “shock” of his termination. Axelrod said Waters was a “scapegoat” because the traditions that a university investigation found created a sexualized environment had been going on for years.… Read more