A: If the players prevail and vote for a union, then the university must bargain in good faith with the union concerning all wages, hours and working conditions. This could include payments to players, limits on practice times and even whether the university can have two-a-day practices in the preseason. This could be in direct conflict with NCAA rules concerning how players are treated and what compensation players can receive. Success by the Northwestern players could completely change the face of college sports. This is a case that all college sports fans should follow.
PAULA BURKES, BUSINESS WRITER