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Northwestern football players seek to join union

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by lcjjdnh, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    One hopes this is just the start:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/chi-northwestern-football-players-labor-union-20140128,0,328478,full.story
     
  2. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Spending money on undoubtedly high-priced counsel undermines the purpose of college: an education.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    College athletics is a voluntary pursuit.
     
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    So?
     
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    So is having a job.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Having the NCAA tournament stretch across three weeks with numerous games played on Thursdays and Friday also undermines the purpose of college: an education.

    I'm sure the NCAA will mandate that no NCAA tournament games will take place on school nights.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    When you have a job, you're an employee. College athletes aren't employees.
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You realize Division III kids who pay their own way play on school nights too, right?
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    OK.

    So?
     
  10. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Well, if they would have been a little taller, quicker, stronger or put more time in the gym, they'd be Division I athletes with full rides.
     
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That's what the NCAA claims, and what was ruled by courts in the 1950s when coaches made $5K a year and the NCAA Tournament was 16 teams. They'll have a heckuva time trying to claim that now that there's so much money being thrown around.
     
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    If Division III kids want to form a labor union, then they are welcome to.

    I don't understand the point.
     
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