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Big Ten champion Ohio State and Pac-12 champion Oregon will meet in Arlington, Texas, on Monday, January 12, in this country’s first College Football Championship game.

The Buckeyes and Ducks will take the field at a time when college sports have never been a bigger business. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football and basketball is now a $16 billion dollar industry. In recent years, we’ve witnessed a dramatic rise in college football and basketball coach compensation while there are increasing concerns about academic issues, including graduation rates and admissions standards for athletes. 

In a ruling that may have widespread effects, the National Labor Relations Board says football players at Northwestern University are employees and entitled to unionize. 

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