College football team's efforts to unionize could change face of sports

Crowe’s Leonard Court discusses attenpts to unionize college football at Northwestern University.
by Paula Burkes Modified: February 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm •  Published: February 12, 2014
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Q: What will it mean to college sports if the Northwestern players are successful?

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

by Paula Burkes
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A 1981 journalism graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Burkes has more than 30 years experience writing and editing award-winning material for newspapers and healthcare, educational and telecommunications institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma...
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