Add Wisconsin to the list of states looking to pay college athletes.
State Rep. Dave Murphy, who heads the Assembly’s Colleges and Universities Committee, this week said he is working on legislation to allow college athletes to make money while in school. About a dozen states have, or are considering, laws that allow athletes to make money off of their names or images. Murphy says Wisconsin cannot afford to wait and see what other states or the NCAA does.
No one at the University of Wisconsin is commenting about his proposal, though UW Athletic Director Barry Alverez has been critical of the idea in the past.