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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 28, 2014

Poll Finds Big Racial Gap On Compensating College Athletes

By Gene Demby

Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter has been leading a push to start a union for college athletes.

A decision yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board found that football players at Northwestern University were, in effect, employees of their school. That means that Northwestern players can move forward with plans to form a union — a move that sent shock waves through the world of college athletics, even though it's too early to know just what it will mean.

Categories: Education, Sports

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