NCAA encourages day off from college sports on election day

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(AP) – The NCAA is encouraging its 1,100 member schools to give athletes the day off from their sports on election day Nov. 3. In response to nationwide protests of police brutality, Georgia Tech announced earlier this week it was giving nine fall sports teams a day off from athletic activities on Nov. 3 so athletes could vote. UCLA followed with a similar announcement. At other schools, coaches and players have organized plans for team-wide voter registration. 

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