Penn State Says It's Reviewing Anthem Protocols

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With protests against police brutality dominating recent headlines, discussion of Colin Kaepernick's now years-old practice of kneeling during the National Anthem before San Francisco 49ers games has resurfaced in the social consciousness. Many NFL players have said they will take up Kaepernick's peaceful protest of choice once the seasons begins.

On some college campuses, the national anthem is played 10 minutes or more before kickoff, with players not even on the field to hear it. Such has been the case at Penn State University, where athletics officials say they are reviewing pregame traditions at Beaver Stadium.

“We will be reviewing all aspects for game day for all 31 of our sports, as we regularly do,” PSU's athletic department stated to The Philadelphia Inquirer, as reported by the Altoona Mirror“This review may include pregame timing and the location of teams during the national anthem. We continue to support our student-athletes in using their voice and their platform to protest in a peaceful manner in order to affect change.”

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