NORTHWESTERN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-Valley prep Kale Abrahamson transferring to Drake

Kale Abrahamson is leaving his family but coming home. The former West Des Moines Valley star and Northwestern sophomore said Wednesday he has transferred to Drake and will play basketball for the Bulldogs. Abrahamson, who announced in March that he was transferring from Northwestern, said Drake coach Ray Giacoletti was among the first coaches to call him. "Giacoletti was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Siemian, Northwestern’s quarterback, says Union push was rushed

Finally a voice of reason from within the players. Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian believes that the push to Unionize at Northwestern was wrong to do without approaching coaches and administrators first. ”I’m treated far better than I deserve here,” Siemian said. ”Introducing a third party or somebody else, especially when our main goals when this began … there...
Via College Football Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian talks CFB unionization

It’s safe to say the pair of young men who shared the Northwestern quarterback duties for the past two seasons do not see eye to eye on the issue of the Wildcat football team unionizing. While Kain Colter has been the face of the movement since he completed his eligibility after last season,  Northwestern senior-to-be Trevor Siemian voiced his opinion against today on a teleconference...
Via Cus Words Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern files formal appeal to overturn board's ruling on union

Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director's ruling that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize.
Via FOXSports.com
11 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Northwestern Union Will Eventually Lose, Even If They Win

After the Chicago area’s branch of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in favor of the Northwestern University football team’s petition to unionize, the decision shook the landscape of college athletics.  Not only for the monumental declaration made by the NLRB in claiming that the student-athletes are employees — something that goes against the very ideals of...
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald urges against union

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is finally talking to his team about the unionization push and outlining why players should vote against forming a union later this month. Fitzgerald broke his silence Wednesday after conferring with university attorneys. He had been unable to address the topic since January when Northwestern players, led by former quarterback Kain Colter, filed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern football coach urges players to vote against union

It’s relatively common that management within any profit-making entity would prefer its workers stay away from unionizing and collectively bargaining.  In the unusual case of the Northwestern football team seeking the right to unionize, the management (i.e. football head coach) definitively agrees with this management philosophy.  What is also unusual, is that coach Pat Fitzgerald...
Via Sports-Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Chicago Awards: Christian Thomas, JerShon Cobb headline All-Chicago Team

All-Chicago Team (Chicago Player of the Year in bold.) Milton Doyle, Loyola—14.9 ppg, 3.6 apg, 1.2 spg Doyle had a major impact the second he stepped on the floor for Loyola, despite being a freshman. The Chicago native led the Ramblers in scoring, assists, steals and blocks this season, collecting MVC Freshman of the Year honors. Doyle’s 32-point performance against Campbell...
Via The Catch and Shoot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Ruling Of Student-Athletes As Employees One Step Down A Long Road

“The players are one giant step closer to justice”, said Ramogi Huma following the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board yesterday that the student-athletes of Northwestern University are in fact employees of the school. If that’s the case, then the road to athletes actually being paid a salary for their employment—which tends the be […] Northwestern Ruling Of Student...
Via Steelers Depot
24 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NU 'disappointed' by NLRB ruling, vows appeal

Statement by Alan K. Cubbage, Vice President for University Relations, in regard to decision by NLRB regional director: "Northwestern is disappointed by today’s ruling by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board finding that Northwestern University’s football players who receive grant-in-aid scholarships are employees and directing that a secret ballot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Is About to Get A Sick Upgrade

Northwestern Football — The Northwestern Wildcats football program is about to get a sick upgrade. Reports say that the school has received the go-ahead to build a multi-sport athletic facility along Lake Michigan. While this beachfront building will hold several Northwestern activities, the main purpose will be for the football team, something coach Pat Fitzgerald has envisioned...
Via Sports Mockery
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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