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Democrats push bill allowing college athletes to organize
- Ralph D. Russo, AP
Congressional NIL news: Sens. Chris Murphy & Bernie Sanders are introducing the College Athlete Right to Organize Act, which provides collective bargaining rights for college athletes.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) May 27, 2021
College athletes would be deemed employees and schools would be employers.
More details: pic.twitter.com/VRyVyLm60f
College athletes aren’t likely to become unionized employees this year.
- Matt Brown, Extra Points Newsletter
Allowing college athletes to unionize could be the answer to the NCAA’s problems
- Dan Wolken, USA Today
NEW: The NCAA made $1.18 billion in revenue in 2019. But the college athletes who generated that revenue got $0.@ChrisMurphyCT and @BernieSanders have a new bill to give college athletes the power to form unions.— More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) May 27, 2021
Retweet if you think college athletes deserve to be paid. pic.twitter.com/YAmMr1VnhF
Kyle McCord already showing off big arm, confidence for Ohio State
- Austin Ward, Lettermen Row
How Ohio State’s projected starters were ranked in recruiting: Defense
- Patrick Murphy, Bucknuts
You’re Nuts: What is the ideal format for College Football Playoff expansion?
- Matt Tamanini and Jami Jurich, Land-Grant Holy Land
Exploring benchmarks for elite true freshman production at Ohio State as Jack Sawyer and TreVeyon Henderson look to make an impact in 2021. https://t.co/G4FEmIQaZY— Eleven Warriors (@11W) May 27, 2021
Ohio State’s active win (or loss) streaks against every Big Ten West foe
- Griffin Strom, BuckeyeGrove
Ohio State still recruiting top player in 2021, trying to lock down a visit
- Caleb Houser, Land-Grant Holy Land
Nick Saban’s crazy stats, Ryan Day’s post-Urban rise and Return of the Mack ($$)
- Ari Wasserman, The Athletic
Richard Sherman encouraged Gee Scott Jr. to switch positions
- Riley Gates, 247Sports
Wilson on Buckeyes using more counter plays in run game
- Dave Biddle, Bucknuts
Overwhelmed by all the schedule announcements flooding your timeline?— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) May 27, 2021
Here's everything summed up in one tweet.
ESPN games: https://t.co/dJD5rdLtQT
Archie Griffin’s two Heismans made him a legend, but style and production made him an icon
- David M. Wheeler, Land-Grant Holy Land
Gene Smith on Holtmann: “I think he’s done an exceptional job”
- Colin Hass-Hill, Eleven Warriors
It’s officially official.
Ohio State commit Bruce Thornton solidifying as five-star prospect
- Adam Jardy, BuckeyeXtra
OpEd: The Freedom That Is Elsewhere
- Seth Towns, The Harvard Crimson
#TBT to @MCONLEY10's lone year with @OhioStateHoops:— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) May 27, 2021
➡️ Started all 39 games as a freshman
➡️ Averaged 11.3 pts, 6.1 ast and 3.4 rebs for the National Runner-Ups
And dropped 20 with 15 assists in the @utahjazz's win last night at 33 years young pic.twitter.com/RfgnTd6SAa
Paddy Gallagher named No. 1 pound for pound wrestler
- Patrick Mayhorn, Buckeye Sports Bulletin
May 27, 1997: Barry Larkin sets a modern Reds record by reaching base for the 13th consecutive plate appearance when he singles off Curt Schilling. He tallies six singles, a double, one triple, four walks and a HBP during his streak. #RedsVault pic.twitter.com/Yvd6UccMzf— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 27, 2021
Wait, this happened in Ohio? This really has Florida man vibes all over it.
After Fox Sports Ohio flashed this graphic, I had to find the game story... pic.twitter.com/6yC6nlbtd3— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 27, 2021
Congratulations to all of these incredible student-athletes.
Scholar Athlete Awards 2021— SASSO (@SASSO_OSU) May 27, 2021
Jordan Fry @OhioStateWVB
Katie Kreinbrink @OSU_SpiritSquad
♂️ Evan McFadden @OhioStSwimDive
Jacob Wareti @OhioStateMTEN
A strong commitment to academics and athletics, while being positive contributors to the OSU community pic.twitter.com/0KesVduveI
What else ya got?
Googles: How do I submit a FOIA request for “Show up to the B1G Title game in jeans so I can tweet ‘More like Jeans Smith’“
Thankful no one FOIA’d my email to Gene Smith that said “Show up to the B1G Title game in jeans so I can tweet ‘More like Jeans Smith’“— Colton Denning (@Dubsco) May 27, 2021
Big, if true.
More bombshells from the OSU FOIA. pic.twitter.com/ZVa7dgR6aO— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) May 27, 2021
And, finally, can we talk about this idiocy right here? There’s two outs, go step on first base, you dingleberry.