KAIN COLTER NEWS

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian says he'll vote no on unionizing

Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter has received a lot of support in his effort to unionize college football players, but he didn't get any support from the man he shared quarterbacking duties with. On Wednesday Northwestern's Trevor Siemian explained that while Colter's mission "began with the best of intentions," he does not agree with the way Colter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian says it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.
Via FOXSports.com
6 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
7 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
10 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
17 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern football allowed to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that Northwestern University football players are employees and can unionize. A statement released by Northwestern University on Wednesday suggests that they plan to appeal. The board’s groundbreaking decision indicates that there was enough evidence to suggest that the Northwestern football athletes should be considered employees...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
19 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: OSU AD Smith disappointed in NLRB ruling

The world of college athletics received jolt Wednesday afternoon with the news a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled scholarship football players at Northwestern are employees and should have the right to unionize. Although the ruling does not apply to public universities, Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith not surprisingly came out against...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NLRB: Northwestern Football Players Allowed to Unionize

That sound you heard may be the college sports landscape shaking.Early Wednesday afternoon, the National Labor Relations Board Office in Chicago agreed with a petition filed by football players, at Northwestern University including QB Kain Colter, to form a union.The NLRB ruling gives those players collective bargaining rights and as employees of the school opens the door to them...
Via Online Sports Guys
20 days ago  |  Discuss

College Players Win Case With National Labor Relations Board

College football players, led by Kain Colter of Northwestern, have won an important and historical case with the National Labor Relations Board to form a union as college athletes. “@USWPolitical: #CAPA wins at NLRB! Athletes will have their union! More details to come” — United Steelworkers (@steelworkers) March 26, 2014 This is a critical step for those seeking official...
Via Subway Domer
20 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NLRB's N'western ruling to be issued

With all due respect to the glories of the Sweet Sixteen, the center of the college sports universe for the next couple of days is a government office on the ninth floor of a landmark building downtown in Chicago. In that office, the regional director of the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Sung Ohr, will decide whether scholarship football players at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mel Kiper Jr. evaluates Kain Colter’s NFL Draft stock (exclusive)

A few months ago, I joined a conference call with ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. where I asked about the professional football future of Big Ten players. Kain Colter was the only Northwestern guy Kiper mentioned. Colter was also the Scouting Combine’s only NU invitee. Unfortunately, Colter was still not healthy enough to perform receiver drills at either the combine or at...
Via The Sports Bank
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten unlikely to expand Friday night football, commish says

CHICAGO (AP) -- Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday that the league is not looking to schedule more Friday football games, except on Thanksgiving and Labor Day weekends. "Beyond that, I don't think while I'm around here you're going to see Friday night games," he said. "Down the road? Who knows?" There are other questions hanging over Delany...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Can No Longer Credibly Call Its Athletes 'Amateur'

Just like there is nothing stock in stock car racing, there is nothing amateur about National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football. What is it, then? NCAA college football is a multi-billion dollar business enterprise. It is conducted in all 50 states, scheduled across geographies demanding event planning, travel, legal contracts, paid employees, unions, hierarchies...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten unlikely to expand Friday night football

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday that the league is not looking to schedule more Friday football games, except on Thanksgiving and Labor Day weekends. ''Beyond that, I don't think while I'm around here you're going to see Friday night games,'' he said. ''Down the road? Who knows?'' There are other questions hanging over Delany...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

CJ Bacher and Tyrell Sutton speak out against CAPA, Colter

Former Northwestern QB CJ Bacher is speaking out against another Wildcats starting quarterback, as he’s upset with the way Kain Colter has portrayed the NU football program during the NLRB proceedings. Bacher, along with another former NU star skill position player, running back Tyrell Sutton have fought back against Colter with a PR counter-offensive. Their message is being spread...
Via The Sports Bank
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

3 ex-NU football players say coaches helped them earn tough degrees

Two former Northwestern University football players who started as walk-ons and who had limited playing time testified Tuesday at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that they pursued demanding careers in engineering and pre-med. They testified for the university in an effort to counter quarterback Kain Colter’s earlier testimony that he was unable to pursue his dream of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Northwestern tackle Patrick Ward: ‘Union should be dismissed’

Like Kain Colter, 2013 graduate and former Northwestern offensive lineman Patrick Ward was a three-year starter for the Wildcats. Like the former quarterback, who was the College Athletes Players Association’s star witness in its hearing with the National Labor Relations Board, Ward had his redshirt burned in his true freshman year. But unlike Colter, Ward said in testimony Tuesday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kain Colter a “Hines Ward” type NFL receiver prospect says Kiper

Tomorrow will be a big day for Kain Colter. It’s day two of the combine, where we’ll get the “measurables” on the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. Towards the end of the college football season, I joined a conference call with ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. I asked about the professional football future of Big Ten players. Kain Colter was the only guy...
Via The Sports Bank
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

How will Northwestern football unionizing effort impact recruiting?

On Tuesday, attorneys for both the Northwestern football players seeking to organize their labor and Northwestern University presented their case at the first in a number of National Labor Relations Board hearings that will start up again next Tuesday morning. The hearings are expected to end next week. Kain Colter, spokesperson of the Northwestern football players seeking unionization...
Via The Sports Bank
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

In Northwestern vs CAPA, the biggest loser is the local media

Before the battle of Northwestern University versus CAPA and the Northwestern football players seeking to unionize went before the local NLRB, I knew there were a few local Big Ten media members who were kind of unintelligent and/or water carriers for the programs and the league that they cover. Plus, I knew I was going to have to endure watching sportswriters opine on collective...
Via The Sports Bank
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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