Fred Hoiberg promoting Election Day, giving Nebraska basketball players day off
Nebraska head basketball Fred Hoiberg coach wants his student-athletes to participate in Election Day on Nov. 3. So when that day rolls around in less than five moments, the Huskers won’t have any obligations on the hardwood.
Hoiberg is the first coach at Nebraska to acknowledge that he will stall basketball operations on Nov. 3 to encourage his players to vote. The news comes as Georgia Tech has pushed the NCAA to allow student-athletes across the country to have the day off to participate in Election Day.
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“In order to help create positive change in our communities, Nebraska basketball will use Elected Day as an off day from basketball-related activities,” Hoiberg said in a statement. “We will encourage our student-athletes to register and use their right to vote so that their voices can be heard.”
Hoiberg is entering his second season as the head basketball coach at Nebraska. The Huskers have not yet released their 2020-21 basketball schedule, but the Nov. 3 date should be well before competition begins for the program.