Both Penn State, Indiana will wear patches supporting social justice during Saturday's game
The year 2020 has been a rocky one, to say the least.
There are a number of reasons as to why this has been one of — if not the most — the most interesting years in quite some time. One reason is because of social injustice. The topic was brought to light over the last few months with more urgency and call to action.
With that, players, coaches and teams from across the country — regardless of sport — have come together over the issue. For Penn State, it announced Tuesday that football was introducing the Penn State United campaign:
“The Nittany Lion football program will roll out the Penn State United campaign when the team wears a uniform patch, helmet stickers and warmup shirts with a special social justice logo to promote unity for the 2020 football season, which begins Saturday at Indiana,” according to a release.
Penn State, as it mentions in the release, is set to play Indiana this coming Saturday. The Hoosiers are also getting involved when it comes to social justice.
On Monday, it was announced that all student-athletes at Indiana will wear patches on their gameday uniforms for the remainder of the 2020-21 seasons.
“The players are excited about it as a sign of unity, as a sign of togetherness, peace and love that we want to promote,” said Indiana coach Tom Allen.
It has been a crazy year, but fall is here. Football is back. And now, more than ever, teams seem to be unified despite the lacking experience due to an abnormal offseason.
Penn State-Indiana is set for a 3:30 p.m. ET start on Saturday, Oct. 24.