The three most important letters surrounding college athletics these days are “APU”—All Players United, that is. That’s the message the National Collegiate Players Association made a week and a half ago when several top college football players from multiple institutions across the country wore wristbands with the acronym “APU” visible for every little ESPN camera to see.
And viewers did see.
And they best not overlook those three letters. The organization preaches protection for college athletes in a variety of ways including benefits for concussions, better physical care, and, of course, compensation for players.
Two weeks after QB Kain Colter diced Syracuse through the air, he donned black tape on either wrist, with a white APU logo etched into each one. Georgia Tech QB Vad Lee, who the Orange plays in a few weeks, did the same. But has the movement slipped into the SU locker room?
For now, the answer is no. Tailback Jerome Smith told the Fizz that he wasn’t even aware of the...