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With March Madness looming, lawmakers renew college athlete endorsement push With March Madness looming, lawmakers renew college athlete endorsement push

With March Madness looming, lawmakers renew college athlete endorsement push

One month ahead of the tipoff of March Madness, Illinois lawmakers – backed by a pair of NBA brothers – are renewing a push to allow college athletes to profit from the use of their name and likeness.

UPDATED: State releases $500 million for statewide technology innovation network UPDATED: State releases $500 million for statewide technology innovation network

UPDATED: State releases $500 million for statewide technology innovation network

Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday touted statewide benefits he says will result from a $500 million state capital infrastructure investment in 15 hubs of a University of Illinois-led public-private research institute network.
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