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Better way to compensate college athletes

Better way to compensate college athletes

| May 23, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Athletes at Northwestern University shocked the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of college sports, by taking steps to unionize student/athletes. Surprisingly, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, former NFL great Jim Brown and Harry Edwards, who organized a human rights protest at the 1968 Olympics in […]

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College student athletes should be compensated—monetarily

College student athletes should be compensated—monetarily

| April 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The ruling, Northwestern University football players can unionize, by Peter Sung Ohr—a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board—is long overdue.  This particular ruling may or may not lead to college athletes being paid, but at least it is a move in the right direction.  Any unfairness starts with a bold, […]

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UNC athlete scandal exposes need for honesty

UNC athlete scandal exposes need for honesty

| April 3, 2014

The recent NLRB ruling indicating that college athletes should have the right to unionize makes sense. It’s time to end the hypocrisy and admit that college athletes are first and foremost money-making employees for these schools. They help pay huge salaries of a number of college officials as well as finance many school program. In […]

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NLRB: Student athletes considered employees

NLRB: Student athletes considered employees

| March 27, 2014

Perhaps this is the first step to ending the financial hypocrisy behind “amateur” college sports, including so-called recruiting violations. Does anyone still doubt that the NCAA serves as a development league for the NBA or NFL? College athletes make a ton of money for their schools—just like employees in other businesses do for their firms. Shouldn’t […]

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