The players were in the mood for some activism as they registered to vote Wednesday as a part of their call to action over the murder of George Floyd.
Apart from that the players along with their coach knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor Floyd, who died May 25 in Minneapolis after a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.
They even walked to the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Missouri from their campus. The players and coach along with their coaching staff were joined by Missouri basketball coaches Cuonzo Martin and Robin Pingeton, athletic department staff members, university system president Mun Choi and members of the Columbia police department.
Coach Eliah Drinkwitz later tweeted, “Today we decided that action is what causes change. Our integrity is when words and actions come into alignment. So we did that. Our players led a powerful walk to the courthouse where we took a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor the life of George Floyd and demand justice. This isn’t political. It’s a human rights issue. And then we registered to vote. Sixty-two student athletes registered. Change will happen.”