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EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Dan Persa #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs past Eric Gordon #43 of the Michigan State Spartans for a touchdown at Ryan Field on October 23, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Considers Ban On Student-Athlete Unions

College sports may be a multibillion-dollar business, but the athletes are students, not public employees, and shouldn’t have the right to unionize, according to a Republican lawmaker in Michigan.

97.1 The Ticket–12/05/2014

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 27: Mike McHugh #83 of the Northwestern Wildcats makes a catch in the first quarter against Ryan Keiser #23 and Grant Haley #15 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the game on September 27, 2014 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Northwestern’s Mike McHugh Makes Spectacular One-Handed Catch [VIDEO]

McHugh made one of the more remarkable catches you may ever see.

97.1 The Ticket–11/03/2014

EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Head coach Pat Fitzgerald of the Northwestern Wildcats encourages his team takes on the Michigan State Spartans at Ryan Field on October 23, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Fitzgerald: Union Push Unified Northwestern

No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.

97.1 The Ticket–07/29/2014

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Branden Dawson #22 during game. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dawson, No. 22 Spartans top Northwestern 67-51

Branden Dawson had 16 points and Gary Harris added 13 points to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a 67-51 victory over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13: Chris Collins the head coach of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrates after the 67-62 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 11 Seed Northwestern Upsets Iowa, 67-62

Northwestern coach Chris Collins isn’t a fan of clichés, but when it’s true, that’s a different story.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 28: Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a press conference 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)

Economist: College Game Like NFL But For No Pay

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.

97.1 The Ticket–02/20/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 19: Referees and coaches attempt to separate players from the Northwestern Wildcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes after a scuffle in the second half on February 19, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Both LaQuinton Ross #10 (C) of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Nikola Cerina #45 of the Northwestern Wildcats were ejected from the game as Ohio State defeated Northwestern 76-60. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ross Leads No. 24 OSU In Scuffle-Marred Game

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.

97.1 The Ticket–02/20/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 13: Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans drives the ball over Alex Olah #22 of the Northwestern Wildcars during the first half of the game at Breslin Center on February 13, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

No. 9 Michigan State Beats Northwestern 85-70

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.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 06:  Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans is embraced by teammates as he leaves the floor after completing a double double with 11 rebounds and 11 points while playing the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 82-67. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Amid Injuries, Adjustments, MSU Looks To Avoid Second Straight Loss

While hosting Northwestern might seem like an ideal opportunity for the Spartans to get back on track, Tom Izzo is wary of the Wildcats.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2014

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

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