In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. A measure that the Ohio House approved last week clarifies that college athletes aren’t public employees and can't unionize. The amendment, tucked into a high-stakes budget bill, responds to a National Labor Relations Board official’s recent ruling declaring full-scholarship players at Northwestern University employees and therefore eligible to unionize. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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