Kent State men’s basketball team honors national anthem in unique way

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KENT, OHIO - In these politically charged times, the national anthem has become a target for many different types of protests.

NFL players have knelt during its singing to protest race relations, others have sat to protest the election results.

But Wednesday at Kent State University, the men's basketball team decided to do something positive when the anthem was played prior to their game against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils.

Each member of the team went into the stands just before the anthem and invited a member of the crowd to join them on the court to sing it. The players came up with this idea themselves, and chose players of all ages and races. Kent State says that the team wanted to do this "as a show of unity during a divided time in America."