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01-04-12 -- New Orleans, La. --  Equipment for the University of Michigan's band is loaded into a truck along Canal Street in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Michigan defeated Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl hosted in New Orleans. The city is transitioning as Alabama and LSU prepare to play in the BCS National Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. (Tuscaloosa News / Michelle Lepianka Carter)