April 09, 2014

Northwestern Appeals NLRB Ruling On Athletes

Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director's ruling that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize.


Louis Reinhart
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 09, 2014

Central Illinois Cub Fan Enters Second Century

In his 100 years, Louis Reinhart still hasn’t seen his beloved Cubs win a world series.  Last week, the team gave him – maybe – the next best thing. 


April 06, 2014

Northwestern Coach Urges ‘No’ Vote On Union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is encouraging his team to vote no on forming a union less than two weeks after the National Labor Relations Board said the players could bargain collectively and called for an election.


March 28, 2014

Northwestern To Appeal Players Union Ruling

Northwestern University has confirmed it will appeal a federal agency's ruling that its football players can create the United States' first union of college athletes.


Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter
(David Banks/Getty Images)
March 26, 2014

Labor Board: College Athletes Can Unionize

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the school and are allowed to form a union.


John Ekey goes for the slam dunk
(Rob McColley)
March 23, 2014

Illini Fall To Clemson In NIT, 50-49

Rayvonte Rice led Illinois with 15 points, but the Fighting Illini's season came to an end with a 50-49 loss to Clemson in the second round of the NIT.


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