This week's Jackson State at Southern football game at Baton Rouge seems to have an unusual amount of pregame drama. First, JSU coach Rick Comegy said he had heard about the "hostile situation" inside and outside of the glorified high school stadium the Jaguars call their home field. Comegy apologized and was reprimanded by the SWAC. But he will be allowed to coach the game.
Meanwhile, the school suspended the JSU band, the Sonic Boom of the South, due to alleged hazing. This set off three days of alumni and fan angst and local media frenzy. Predictably, the suspension was lifted on Thursday and the band will be allowed to perform. No more situps, though.