All five starters from 2005's Illinois Final Four team are now immortalized as plastic figurines with jiggling heads. The University of Illinois faced a series of decisions about whether and how to pay the former players under NCAA rules.
The white-nose syndrome gets its name from a fungus that grows on affected bats' noses. Scientists say infected bats often show odd behavior - like taking daytime flights - when they're supposed to be hibernating. It's suspected that depletes their fat reserves, and causes the bats to become emaciated, and eventually die.