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Failed union bid won’t stop reforms in college athletics

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation's first college athletes' union, saying the prospect of union and non-union teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football.

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Should college athletes in NJ be paid?

A recent poll suggests that a majority of NJ residents do not believe college athletes should be paid.

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College presidents say no to unions for athletes

Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the university's integration of athletics and education.

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Federal Agency Rules College Athletes May Form Union
Leo W. Gerard President of the Steelworkers, right, and Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter at a January press conference announcing creation of the new labor organization to represent college athletes. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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Union in North Carolina Welcomes College Athletes

A North Carolina union for public workers will allow scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees.

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How Much is a College Athlete Worth? [POLL]

As the debate continues over whether college athletes should be paid, a new question comes up. How much should these athletes be paid?

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Federal Agency Rules College Athletes May Form Union
Leo W. Gerard President of the Steelworkers, right, and Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter at a January press conference announcing creation of the new labor organization to represent college athletes. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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Should College Athletes Be Allowed to Unionize? [POLL]

An interesting ruling was handed down yesterday by a federal agency that will allow football players at Northwestern University to have the ability to create the first ever college athletes union.

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Student Athletes
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More Aid for College Athletes Sought

An advocacy group is pushing a "bill of rights" for student-athletes aimed at increasing financial assistance to college players.

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