Terps, Hawkeyes kneel before contest following Capitol riots


Players, coaches and officials of the Maryland Terrapins vs. Iowa Hawkeyes contest kneeled before the opening tip of the game on Thursday evening. This symbol came a day following riots at the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Their demonstration was not during the national anthem and occurred as the official was walking the ball to midcourt for the opening tip. Members of the Maryland coaching staff and bench players were locked arm-in-arm. 

One member of the Iowa coaching staff did not take part. 

In the immediate aftermath of the riots on Wednesday, a handful of NBA teams also decided to make statements in written form and by their actions. The players and coaches for the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons took a knee after the opening tip and the Bucks ceded the opening possession.