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An FCS program led an anti-racism march on its campus today

As of this moment, the biggest story in American sports is the Milwaukee Bucks leading a league-wide boycott of the NBA playoffs in protest of a police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin. But it's not the only example of athlete activism going on in America right now.

The Western Carolina football team on Wednesday organized and led a campus-wide march against racism.

The demonstrations of Wednesday had been brewing since over the weekend when leaders on the Catamount team united and agreed they would boycott team activities after a series of racist videos involving WCU students began circulating on social media. WCU has since expelled five students who appeared in the videos.

WCU head coach Mark Speir released this statement on Monday supporting his players' actions.


Western Carolina was in the midst of workouts as the Catamounts prep for two non-conference games in November.

It's unclear when WCU will return to activities.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.