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APU 'Wake up NCAA!' banner to fly over BCS National Championship

The All Players United movement will make a statement about concussion reform before Monday's big game.

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The 'APU' marking worn by participating college football players earlier in the season.
The 'APU' marking worn by participating college football players earlier in the season.
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The movement for increased player rights in the NCAA level is taking a larger presence on the national stage, as a banner from the All Players United movement will fly over the Rose Bowl before Monday's BCS National Championship Game, via USA Today.

The National College Players Association, which conceived the "All Players United" slogan, has contracted to have a plane fly a banner reading, "All Players United for Concussion Reform. Wake up NCAA!" over the Rose Bowl for three hours prior to kickoff. The banner is expected to encircle the stadium from 4:30 to 7:30 ET.

In September, players from Georgia Tech, Georgia, and Northwestern wore markers on their uniforms reading "APU," standing for "All Players United," a movement which focuses on player rights, especially when it pertains to player safety. In particular, this banner will focus on concussion protection -- the NCPA, which is the organization in charge of APU, lists providing help for former athletes suffering from lingering injuries as one of their main causes.

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