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Badgers to Show Solidarity with Black ‘W’ Uniform Crest

Andy Berg

University of Wisconsin-Madison student-athletes have succeeded in their drive to show support for Black and other underrepresented communities on campus.

Following protests in Madison over the murder of George Floyd, a group of athletes petitioned the university to replace the white ‘W’ on athletics uniforms with a black ‘W’.  

“I have previously stated my commitment to taking meaningful steps involving issues of diversity and inclusion in our athletic department,” UW director of athletics Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “There is plenty of work to do, but I am pleased we will be able to show our support in a way that is important to our student-athletes.”

According to a report from Channel3000, officials said that a number of current and former Badger student-athletes publicly asked to wear the university’s ‘Crest W’ on their uniforms.

UW Athletics is also working with students to incorporate a black Motion W that will also have a place on select athletic apparel.

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