Nigel Hayes spoke at the “Future of College Sports: Reimagining Athlete Pay” panel The Aspen Institute hosted in Washington D.C. Tuesday. Here, Hayes discussed the future of college athlete compensation alongside a panel of front office executives for different college programs.But perhaps the biggest surprise of the night came partway through the conversation where Hayes recalled a specific instance in the 2016-17 season where he tried to organize a boycott of the Syracuse game in November. At the time, the game made big headlines as a statement 77–60 win for the Badgers, but the story would have been much bigger had the team sat out the primetime contest.“I presented it to our guys as we had our goals that year and it wouldn’t impact any of the goals because it was a non-[Big Ten] game which doesn’t affect the [conference]. It’s not in the NCAA Tournament so it’s not like we can lose that. And it doesn’t hurt our record because it’s more of a forfeit kind of thing than it is a loss,” Hayes said.A look back at this semester in sports: Performances, seasons, careers that defined spring 2018This semester is almost through — I know this because I saw the sun last week and haven’t been to Read…Hayes ultimately opted against the decision, as the entire team wasn’t comfortable with forfeiting the match.Hayes also talked about one instance of hypocrisy within the NCAA’s student-athlete policy that occurred during the Badgers championship game run in 2015.In April 2015, the University Book Store stopped selling a t-shirt that had something Hayes said during a press conference. Selling the t-shirt was not a good move for UW because, under NCAA rules, Hayes could not be compensated at all for a shirt with a direct quote from him.Men’s Basketball: Tai Strickland, Joe Hedstrom, to join 2018 Badger recruiting classIncoming freshmen, Tai Strickland and Joe Hedstrom will be joining the 6-foot-8 forward Taylor Currie in the Wisconsin basketball 2018 Read…Despite the bookstore mishap, Hayes made clear earlier in the discussion that former Coach Bo Ryan and the University of Wisconsin program have always supported his efforts to get just compensation for his performance. The former Badger is still involved in two lawsuits against the NCAA he began as a freshman with the assistance of teammate Zach Bohannon.While you may agree or disagree with boycotting a game, the discussion Hayes is trying to have is important. Despite former players and pundits encouraging it, the discussion is yet to bring any significant change in the NCAA rulebook.
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AMERICAN ANTHEM & CISTRON HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 TRIPLE BEND STAKES AS EIGHT OLDER SPRINTERS GO SEVEN PANELS
AMERICAN ANTHEM & CISTRON HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 TRIPLE BEND STAKES AS EIGHT OLDER SPRINTERS GO SEVEN PANELS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–In a talent laden eight-horse lineup, Bob Baffert’s American Anthem and John Sadler’s Cistron would appear to merit top billing going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita.Favored in his first start in nine months, American Anthem was a close second in a one turn mile classified allowance on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs and would appear to have a huge chance as he shortens to a distance at which he’s won four out of five times.Thought to be a turf sprinter, Cistron ran his competition off their feet when winning the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Kona Gold Stakes by 5 ¼ lengths here on April 20. Reunited with Victor Espinoza, he’ll be facing tougher company in the Triple Bend, including Baffert’s speedy Nero, who figures to apply plenty of early pace pressure.AMERICAN ANTHEMOwner: China Horse Club & WinStar Farm, LLCTrainer: Bob BaffertA 5-year-old horse by Bodemeister, went to the front in his most recent race at Churchill Downs on May 4 and gave way grudgingly late to be second by three quarters of a length as the 6-5 favorite. A winner of two graded stakes here, the Grade II Lazaro Barrera in May, 2017 and the Grade II San Carlos on June 23, 2018, American Anthem will be reunited with Mike Smith, who has ridden him in eight of his 12 starts, winning three of them.CISTRONOwner: Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer: John SadlerAlthough campaigned through 13 consecutive turf starts, including a close second place finish two starts back in the Grade III San Simeon Stakes on March 31, Cistron was wheeled back in 10 days on dirt in the Grade II Kona Gold Stakes April 20 and he responded with a rousing gate to wire 5 ¼ length win. A 5-year-old horse by The Factor, Cistron will likely have to contend with Nero early as he tries seven furlongs on dirt for only the second time in his career. A lifetime earner of $480,719, he has an overall mark of 25-4-6-6.THE GRADE II TRIPLE BEND STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10 Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTAmerican Anthem–Mike Smith–121Cistron–Victor Espinoza–123Law Abidin Citizen–Tiago Pereira–123Majestic Eagle–Flavien Prat–121Nero–Drayden Van Dyke–121Air Strike–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–121The Hardest Way–Joe Talamo–121All Out Blitz–Martin Garcia–121First post time for a 10-race card that will also include the Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes and the Grade III Daytona Stakes, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.