What is the relationship between the band and the team? Are they close, do they interact; I was wondering what the passing of the band director might of had on the UMass football team. It's not like it was one of the coaches who died suddenly, someone who had a direct impact on the football team, but they might of felt empathy for the band who obviously was sticken more by his passing, and perhaps played harder for the band? Thoughts?
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."