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NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:14 pm

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootbal ... -athletics

I find myself on the fence with this.

I feel like the students deserve more of a voice at the decision making table and should receive a little more than free scholarships considering the amount of money schools and corporations make off of their work. I also don't want to see other sports lose their funding, college football to become like the NFL, or the total end of the enforcement of ethical recruiting and academic standards.
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Re: NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby columbia on Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:19 pm

Great, now every college is going to move to Mexico.
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Re: NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:39 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote: or the total end of the enforcement of ethical recruiting and academic standards.


This is currently happening? The NCAA is such a fraud. I can't believe that given its allegedly virtuous nature (scholar-athletes) and the amont of money it rakes in that Congress hasn't gotten oversite of it yet.
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Re: NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:54 pm

The NCAA has pretty much turned a blind eye to academic and recruiting fraud recently (UNC and Alabama) after they screwed up the PSU and Miami investigations and punishment. Not mention them ignoring the instances of possible cover up of rapes by football players at Missouri, Notre Dame, and Michigan to name just a few. I am no fan of the NCAA but I don't want to see an environment where there is no oversight. At least right now there is at least an illusion of oversight, which might be enough to keep some schools compliant. Obviously there needs to be more consistent enforcement of the rules and consistent and fair punishments given out. That most likely won't happen until Clown Shoes Emmert and company are ousted.
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Re: NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:05 pm

If you think its corrupt now, just wait until they start giving players "regulated" stipends
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Re: NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby columbia on Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:18 pm

Why do people think that a virtuous NCAA is possible or even desired by the presidents?
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Re: NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby pfim on Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:47 pm

Down with the NCAA.
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Re: NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby TheHammer24 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:50 pm

Northwestern seems like the perfect school to lead this charge. Highly intelligent. Respectable football program, but not a major program where this issue could distract from emphasis on results. Major conference.
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Re: NWU College Football Players Look to Unionize

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:50 pm

This should be a good business school case study some day.
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