Union debate: it’s not Colter vs Fitz, or NU vs NU, it’s labor vs NCAA

You don’t have to be pro NU and at the same time anti-Kain Colter. Likewise with Pat Fitzgerald. You don’t have to pick Fitz or Colter. Or Colter, but not NU. Or NU Athletic Director Jim Phillips, and then be against Kain. Or be with NU but against the movement for change and social justice.  There is room for nuance; there are grey areas to stand in. Of course, the overwhelming...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Northwestern Wildcats Players Listen to Pat Fitzgerald?

Evanston, IL - Northwestern’s players, led by Kain Colter, made history recently as the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) ruled in favor of the university’s football representatives. The Wildcats’ Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald has now come out, warning his players to veer away from unionizing, perhaps because it will cause the program more harm than good. Should Northwestern...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why College Athletes Should Be Content With Their Current Situation

Kain Colter was one of the leaders of Northwestern’s unionization efforts (via NPR) Here we go again. Except this time, this isn’t going away. On March 26th, 2014, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players qualify as “employees” and now have the right to unionize. WHAT?!? “Student-athletes shouldn’t be paid to...
Via Grandstand University
21 days ago  |  Discuss

There are levels to the Northwestern University Football Union and NCAA case

When news broke that Kain Colter, a former Northwestern football player, was seeking unionization on behalf of Northwestern football players, I didn’t think he stood a chance at winning.  But, to my shock and pleasure, I was wrong.  Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  delivered a death blow to Northwestern and the NCAA ruling that Northwestern athletes indeed...
Via All Sports Everything
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern players' greed could destroy college football

Greed and ignorance... As a result of a petition by the College Athletes Players Association in cohorts with Northwestern players, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern athletes can unionize. The decision is obviously a result of a ridiculous political grab and greed.It is often common for unions to come in and destroy a good thing, but now to do so when employees...
Via College Football Universe
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Players Allowed To Unionize, School To Appeal Ruling

When Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter spearheaded the movement to allow he and his fellow Wildcat football teammates to unionize, everyone agreed the ensuing ruling from the National Labor Relations Board would be a landmark decision for college athletes — whether it be in their favor, or against. Well, Kain and his cohorts scored their first victory, as  the Chicago...
Via Next Impulse Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern athletes win case, ruled to be employees

Northwestern University athletes won a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) bid for membership to the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) union on Wednesday. The school said on Wednesday afternoon that a statement from the school will come soon but that an appeal is expected, according to a tweet from NCAA reporter Allie Grasgreen. The official ruling between Northwestern...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kain Colter answers critics of football/war analogy

Kain Colter is the star witness in the CAPA hearing at the local National Labor Relations Board. Therefore, his testimony is the most interesting moment by far of the three day hearing. This case, and it’s presentation in court are simultaneously the most important and interesting thing going on right now, but also the most boring and dull, at the exact same time. Sounds contradictory...
Via The Sports Bank
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern players attempting to start college football union

Northwestern QB/WR Kain Coulter has teamed with the National College Players Association (an advocacy group founded in 2001 who is backed by the United Steelworkers Union) to file a motion with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize college football players. The biggest challenge for the players is to prove that they are first employees […]
Via The Majors National
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football week 2 previews and predictions

You know…each season in the non-conference schedule there is a game that I should’ve gone with my inner football voice.  It’s the voice that makes me stop looking at games how I should and it says to me ‘I have a feeling about this game, you may want to go with the underdog or against the heavy favorite’…most times, I tell that voice to quiet down or I explain to it...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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