And of course there's long been a debate about whether the for-profit sport athletes deserve a cut of the money they generate.
Lost in that, though, are stories like former Northwestern player Jeff Yarbrough. When he was recruited in 2003, he was among the top six fastest teens in the state of Illinois. But he fractured both legs during his college career and doctors had to put metal rods and screws in both shins. He's in so much pain, he can barely run. He's only 27 years old.
"I'm like a 45-year-old man. I can't move," he said.
Huma said most people don't know that the NCAA doesn't even mandate that colleges cover the cost of medical expenses for current players, and there's no help at all for former ones.
Each year, $30 million is generated by Northwestern football, Huma said, "yet (players) have no guarantee that medical costs will be covered."
Yarbrough wants to have the rods removed from his legs, but the procedure could cost him $20,000 to $30,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, money he doesn't have to spare working as a teacher in Chicago.
"I definitely feel a little let down by the NCAA in regards to football," Yarbrough said. "It's not like other sports. There are concussions that occur. If there was protection for players after they graduate that would be a great deal."
Then he lights up, and says, "I'm really proud of the guys at Northwestern for taking this stand."