Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Mitch Albom: How to fix college athletics? Let them make their own money Why the FBI is spending money investigating college basketball is beyond me. Here's a solution that could fix college athletics. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 88 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press Columnist Published 12:00 a.m. ET March 4, 2018 CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Steve Berkowitz takes a deep dive on how the recent controversy at Arizona could affect his income and breaks down the biggest salaries in college hoops. USA TODAY Sports CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 88 COMMENT EMAIL MORE As we grapple with the … [Read more...] about Mitch Albom: How to fix college athletics? Let them make their own money
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CHICAGO -- In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union. The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board means it agrees football players at the Big Ten school qualify as employees under federal law and therefore can legally unionize. The Evanston, Ill-based university argued college athletes, as students, don't fit in the same category as factory workers, truck drivers and other unionized workers. The school plans to appeal to labor authorities in Washington, D.C. Outgoing Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter took a leading role in establishing the College Athletes Players Association, or CAPA, which would take the lead in organizing the players. The United Steelworkers union has been footing the legal bills.Colter took to Twitter to react to Wednesday's ruling:Colter, whose eligibility … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo College athletes can unionize, federal agency says
The football team at Northwestern University is leading a fight off the field. Players are filing papers to create the first labor union for college athletes. They want to ensure safety, and they want to be paid. For the last three years, quarterback Kain Colter was a leader on the field at Northwestern University, and on Tuesday he led something very different - the charge to unionize college sports. The NCAA is a multi-billion-dollar-a-year enterprise. Top-tier football teams like the University of Texas and Notre Dame are worth hundreds of millions in revenue for their programs. NCAA rules prohibit athletes from being paid to play, but they can receive compensation in the form of scholarships and living expenses. CBS News’ Michelle Miller asked Colter whether that was enough. “We're very grateful for the education that we get, and we put in hard work to obtain the degree at the end of the day,” he said. “There are essential rights and benefits that … [Read more...] about Will Northwestern football union lead to paying college athletes?
Last Updated Aug 17, 2015 3:22 PM EDT CHICAGO -- The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked an effort by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college athletes' union, dealing a setback to a labor movement that could have transformed the game.In a unanimous decision, the NLRB said the prospect of having both union and nonunion teams could lead to different standards at different schools - from the amount of money players receive to the amount of time they can practice - and create competitive imbalances throughout college sports.The ruling dismissed a March 2014 decision by a regional NLRB director in Chicago who said football players with scholarships are effectively school employees and entitled to organize. But Monday's decision did not directly address the question of whether the players are employees."Although we do not decide the issue here, we acknowledge that whether such individuals meet the board's test for employee status is a … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Board sacks ruling to allow college athletes to unionize
Last Updated Feb 18, 2011 10:56 AM EST Do college athletes have enough time to devote to their classes? Many of them don't. At least that's the conclusion that you could easily reach after reading a NCAA survey on college athletes. Athletes in some sports are spending more time in uniform than they are attending classes and studying. According to the survey, the most demanding sport is Division I and II baseball, which has the longest season of any collegiate sport. Division I baseball players devote 42.1 hours a week to the sport during their season, which is 10.4 hours more than they spend on academics. Division I basketball and football players also spend more time on their sports than they do on their school work. Clearly collegiate sports is a full-time or nearly full-time job for many athletes during their seasons. Here is a run down of how much time athletes are spending on various sports each week in season:Division I Men Sport Athletic … [Read more...] about Do College Athletes Have Time to Be Students?