Michigan marching band official dies before Ohio St game

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The director of operations for the University of Michigan marching band has died on the day of the big game against Ohio State.

The university says Maggie St. Clair had a medical emergency and died Saturday before departing for the game. St. Clair took care of marching band operations behind the scenes. She worked at Michigan for 42 years.

In a statement, the band says St. Clair was the “heart of this organization for decades.” The band says St. Clair was a “leader and she was the best.”