NCAA Players Mark Gear In Protest

Georgia Tech tailback Synjyn Days was one of several players with APU on their wrist tape on Saturday. (USATSI)

Georgia Tech tailback Synjyn Days was one of several players with APU on their wrist tape on Saturday. (USATSI)

Players from Georgia Tech and Georgia and Northwestern took the field Saturday with gear they had marked up to protest the NCAA’s treatment of athletes on issues ranging from concussions to compensation. They hope the act will serve as catalyst for something bigger like an athlete-driven national movement.

ESPN cameras showed that players, including Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee, wrote on their wrist tape “APU” — All Players United — in a game against North Carolina. In Georgia’s game against North Texas, at least five Bulldogs offensive linemen joined the protest. Georgia Tech QB Vad Lee wore “APU” on his wrist tape Saturday as part of the “All Players United” protest against the NCAA. Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter made the most visible and obvious display, writing “APU” in large white letters on black wrist tape.

Players plan on wearing the marks throughout the end of the year.

 

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