Three days before ESPN’s College GameDay visited Madison for Saturday’s football game between Ohio State and Wisconsin, Badgers basketball player Nigel Hayes sent the following Tweet.
“I’ll be there for Game Day and I’ll have a great sign!” he wrote.
Hayes delivered on his promise, bringing an attention-grabbing sign that lambasted the NCAA for its amateurism policies preventing high-profile college athletes from obtaining more of the income they help generate. The sign read “BROKE COLLEGE ATHLETE, ANYTHING HELPS” and included the Venmo account “BrokeBadger1.”
— Badger Beat (@BadgerBeat) October 15, 2016
A quick search on Venmo reveals that the BrokeBadger1 account appears to belong to Taurean Villolovos, who like Hayes is a former high school basketball player from Toledo, Ohio. Eight people had already publicly paid the account as of 12 p.m. on SaturdayRead More »from Nigel Hayes takes jab at NCAA with clever College GameDay sign