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Sports Illustrated column mentions drum corps

According to Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin’s most recent “Air and Space” column, “A decade from now, college football games will be played during halftime of marching band competitions.”

While that might be a little extreme, recent events such as the Ohio State University coach crediting the OSU marching band in his post-Fiesta Bowl victory comments and the release of the movie “Drumline” have brought attention to marching — enough attention to earn an 800-plus word spot in Sports Illustrated.

To read the column, click here.

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