Taking a Stand

“Inside College Basketball’s Most Political Locker Room” was the New York Times headline for a fall story that featured Badgers Nigel Hayes, Jordan Hill, and Bronson Koenig. In September, Koenig joined protests against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Days before the article, Hayes and Hill stood one step behind their teammates during the national anthem to protest inequities that African Americans face, an action they repeated during the season.

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