Nigel Hayes shows up to GameDay with anti-NCAA sign

ESPN College GameDay is in Madison, Wisconsin today for today’s Big Ten clash between the No. 10 Badgers and No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes. With the ESPN cameras in attendance for the big game, a star Wisconsin athlete stopped by the set.

Badgers basketball star Nigel Hayes swung through College GameDay with a sign that featured a very specific message to the NCAA.

Hayes, who has been vocal in the past about getting pay for student-athletes, made a direct statement regarding the struggles athletes have when it comes to finances. Hayes’ wanted to make sure everyone got the point.

Nigel Hayes has arrived at GameDay and, of course, he has a sign. @darrenrovell pic.twitter.com/tMd5Vk4zT9

— Badger Beat (@BadgerBeat) October 15, 2016

The sign comes a day after Hayes tweeted out the following, so the motivation for his GameDay sign was very clear.

The @bigten made nearly $450 million.

My scholarship is about $160,00.

If only there was enough money to pay us.. pic.twitter.com/EPV1d0I16X

— Nigel Hayes (@NIGEL_HAYES) October 14, 2016

Well done, Nigel Hayes.

More athletes need to speak out on the cause to see if they can create a movement for a change.

Today’s kickoff between Ohio State and Wisconsin is set for 8 p.m. ET on ABC at Camp Randall Stadium.

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