college players union

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 13: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans and head coach Tom Izzo talk late in the second half of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Breslin Center on February 13, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats 85-70. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Question About Players Unionizing Sparks Insight From Izzo

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo looked reluctant as he considered the question.

CBS Detroit–02/27/2014

CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 28: Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a press conference as Leo W. Gerard, President of the Steelworkers (R), listens on January 28 2014 at  The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago Illinois. Citing what they deem as the NCAA's abdication of responsibility to protect athletes from injury, the College Athletes Association (CAPA) announced the creation of the new labor organization to represent college football and basketball players.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Looking Ahead: What Effect Could College Player Unions Eventually Have On UM, MSU?

Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann expects players from more schools to pursue unionization.

CBS Detroit–01/29/2014

EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 23: Kain Colter #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats throws a pass over the arms of Tyler Hoover #91 of the Michigan State Spartans during the first half November 23, 2013 at  Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Northwestern Football Players Apply For Unionization, A Decision MSU Professors Encouraged In 2006

While salaries for athletes is not something the CAPA is currently listing as a demand, the safe bet says it could be eventually, putting the $5.15 billion in revenue of the athletic departments of the five power conferences up for grabs, reports ESPN.

CBS Detroit–01/28/2014