ATHENS, Ga -- More than 1,700 University of Georgia students signed a petition over scheduling Homecoming on Yom Kippur. It's one of the holiest days for the Jewish community.
"Because Homecoming was scheduled on Yom Kippur, it really eliminated a lot of students who would have had the opportunity to attend the game," UGA student Madeline Hill said. "I know I have family coming into town. My Jewish friends have family coming. It's a big deal."
The students recognized it was too late to change this weekend's game, but wanted to make sure UGA heard their protests and planned better for future games.