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  • Northwestern Appeals NLRB Ruling on Football Team Union

    Northwestern University appealed a decision by the National Labor Relations Board allowing the school’s football team to form the first players’ union in college sports.

  • Packer Picks Florida for NCAA, Warns About Unionization

    College basketball analyst Billy Packer predicted the University of Florida will win the NCAA basketball championship, and he called for a special investigation into “out of control” college athletics.

  • Calipari Gets $500,000 as NCAA Student Must Change Water

    Before Zach Bohannon of the Wisconsin Badgers suits up for the Final Four tomorrow, he knows arena security will be checking the label on his bottled water.

  • NCAA Says Northwestern Union Case Will Wind Up in Supreme Court

    The National Labor Relations Board ruling allowing Northwestern University’s football team to become the first college sports union will eventually be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, NCAA President Mark Emmert said.

  • College Football Labor Decision May Hurt Schools, Moody’s Says

    Lawsuits challenging amateurism in U.S. college sports may result in higher costs for universities and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Moody’s Investors Service said.

  • Northwestern Football Ruling May Change U.S. College Sports

    Northwestern University football players were given the right to form college sports’ first labor union in a ruling that could seismically change the $16 billion business of top-level university athletics.

  • Northwestern Football Players Can Form a Labor Union, NLRB Rules

    Northwestern University’s football team has the right to form the first labor union in college sports, the National Labor Relations Board ruled.

  • College Athletes Shouldn’t Receive Boost in Benefits, Poll Says

    College athletes shouldn’t receive benefits such as salaries and post-graduate medical coverage, two-thirds of respondents to a Seton Hall University poll said.

  • Large Majority Opposes Paying NCAA Athletes, Washington Post-ABC News Poll Finds

    By Alex Prewitt March 23 (Washington Post) -- A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a large majority of the general public opposes paying salaries to college athletes beyond the scholarships currently offered. Only 33 percent support paying college athletes. At 64 percent, opposition is nearly twice as high as support, with 47 percent strongly against the idea. Nearly every demographic and political group opposes it except non-whites, for whom 51 percent support. The breakdown among whites (73 percent oppose, 24 percent support) tilted strongly in the opposite direction, echoing the perspective of NCAA President Mark Emmert. "We have long heard from fans that there is little support for turning student-athletes into paid employees of their universities," Emmert said in a statement. "The overwhelming majority of student-athletes, across all sports, play college athletics as part of their educational experience and for the

  • NCAA, Top Conferences Called a Cartel in Player Pay Suit

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association and five top conferences are a “cartel” that generates billions of dollars in revenue and illegally caps the pay of student athletes, a group of football and basketball players claim in a lawsuit that seeks to reshape college sports.

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