Major colleges run their football teams just like those in the NFL, relying on players to generate millions of dollars in revenue, an economist testified Wednesday before a federal agency that will decide whether Northwestern football players may form the first union for college athletes in U.S. history.
LaQuinton Ross scored 16 points before being ejected after a scuffle, leading No. 24 Ohio State to a 76-60 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.
Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten.
While hosting Northwestern might seem like an ideal opportunity for the Spartans to get back on track, Tom Izzo is wary of the Wildcats.
Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann expects players from more schools to pursue unionization.
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.
Gary Harris scored 14 points and No. 4 Michigan State beat Northwestern 54-40 on Wednesday night for its ninth straight win.
John Groce liked a lot of what No. 23 Illinois did on Sunday. They just didn’t do enough of it on offense.
Even at full strength, Northwestern figured to have a tough time with No. 20 Iowa.
Michigan won again without McGary, the star big man who is out indefinitely with a back injury.