A decision yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board found that football players at Northwestern University were, in effect, employees of their school. That means that Northwestern players can move forward with plans to form a union — a move that sent shock waves through the world of college athletics, even though it's too early to know just what it will mean.
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the school and are allowed to form a union.
Rayvonte Rice led Illinois with 15 points, but the Fighting Illini's season came to an end with a 50-49 loss to Clemson in the second round of the NIT.
Two state lawmakers are proposing a plan to have another of Illinois' state colleges designated a Big Ten school.
Rayvonte Rice scored seven straight points late in the game and finished with 28, rallying Illinois past Boston University 66-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.
The Illini men's basketball team has made the posteason, accepting an invitation to play Boston University in the NIT Wednesday night in Boston.
Jordan Morgan scored on a layup with 7.9 seconds left, giving No. 8 Michigan a 64-63 victory over Illinois in Friday's Big Ten tournament.
Tracy Abrams had 25 points to lead ninth-seeded Illinois to a 64-54 win over eight-seed Indiana on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Tatyana McFadden of Champaign added to her 10 Summer Paralympic medals by claiming her first of the Winter Games on Wednesday.
States are implementing laws aimed at preventing concussions in sports. Indiana may become the first state to mandate concussion-awareness training for high school and youth football coaches.