All Players United to fly banner over national title game

Sep 21, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter (2) throws a pass while wearing a wristband with the phrase APU written on it during the game against the Maine Black Bears at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

According to a story written in USA Today, the National College Players Association — you may remember them as the folks behind the “All Players United” grassroots protest from this past college football season — plans on flying a banner over the Rose Bowl before the national title game.

The text on the banner? “All Players United for Concussion Reform. Wake up NCAA!”

Ramogi Huma, the executive director of the National College Players Association, said the idea came to them a year ago:

We’ve been thinking about bringing attention to concussion reform at the national championship game for a year now. Obviously it’s the biggest game of the year and the sport with the highest risk of brain trauma.

The banner will be displayed from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET. The game is set to begin at 8:30 p.m., but FAA regulations stipulate that the airspace above a stadium of 30,000 seats or more qualifies as “National Defense Space” from one hour before the event begins until one hour after its conclusion.

You can learn more about the NCPA and the APU movement at their website.

[Source: USA Today Sports]

Topics: All Players United, National Championship

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

10 minutes ago

2014 NBA Draft: Kentucky freshman James Young declares for draft

13 minutes ago

NFL Draft rumors: New England Patriots could take Carlos Hyde in 1st round

15 minutes ago

TaylorMade white SLDR driver (photo)