NCAA Division I athletes will be “prohibited from practicing, competing or participating” in athletic events on Election Day to encourage voting.
Georgia Tech assistant men’s basketball coach Eric Reveno has led the “All Vote, No Play” campaign, which influenced the NCAA to prohibit Nov. 3 activities as a formal rule leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Along with college athletics, several teams and leagues, including the NFL and MLS, will close offices and facilities on Nov. 3.
Sports Voting Initiatives:
- Teams from across major leagues will host voting sites at arenas and stadiums all over the U.S.
- More Than A Vote, co-founded by LeBron James, has registered more than 20,000 poll workers for Election Day across the country.
- The National Basketball Players Association said 90% of its members are now registered to vote.