( ENSPIRE Trending News ) BLM Patches To Be Worn On Big East Conference Team Uniforms
The NCAA’s Big East Conference is showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, allowing all players on the men’s and women’s basketball teams to sport Black Lives Matter patches on their uniforms for the upcoming season. Announcing the news on Aug. 19, all 11 Big East schools voted unanimously to approve the patches.
“We are proud that all eleven of our schools support the effort to bring attention through Big East basketball to the Black Lives Matter movement and its goal of a more racially just world,” said Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman.
The conference’s schools consist of Butler University, University of Connecticut, Creighton University, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, Villanova University, and Xavier University.
Big East recently partnered with RISE, which provides student-athletes and administrators educational tools to help make social justice changes. They also created BE the Change, a conference-wide advocacy platform for student-athletes, coaches, and administrators to collaborate in racial and social justice issues.