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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Duplicate threads!!

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    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This also applies only to private schools, not public universities.
    I can't imagine the difference here. To the athlete, there is none.

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    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The current state of NCAA athletics is nothing less than criminal, although I'm not sure that this particular method is the best way to go about solving it. The legal implications are incredibly complicated.
    Exactly so.

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    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I can't imagine the difference here. To the athlete, there is none.
    To the institution and the ruling there is a difference, because public universities are still governed by state labor laws.


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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Wow, seems like that happened fast. Will it change the game? Change the way colleges fund? What impact do you think it will have?

    The university will appeal.

    Northwestern University football players can unionize, federal agency says | Fox News

    Moderators: I didn't copy the thread title correctly. Is it possible someone could change it? It should read: Northwestern University football players can unionize, federal agency says
    Student athletics can now form a union. what is next? High School sports teams? Your local babysitter union.
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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Student athletics can now form a union. what is next? High School sports teams? Your local babysitter union.
    When high schools start making this kind of money from their football teams, they'll probably want to unionize too: College Athletics Revenues and Expenses - ESPN

    RK TEAM TICKETS STUDENTS AWAY_GAMES DONATIONS UNIVERSITY MEDIA_RIGHTS BRANDING TTLREVENUE
    1 Alabama $28,410,419 $0 $5,500 $29,860,400 $4,101,515 $8,825,964 $4,506,056 $123,769,841
    2 Texas $44,691,119 $1,832,229 $318,000 $35,057,421 $0 $191,690 $16,639,171 $120,288,370
    3 Ohio State $38,608,138 $0 $3,750,189 $27,556,385 $0 $15,799,713 $5,015,349 $115,737,022
    4 Florida $21,122,966 $2,578,306 $283,376 $42,630,821 $0 $3,907,635 $10,184,021 $106,607,895
    5 Tennessee $29,403,335 $1,000,000 $250,000 $26,405,309 $0 $6,650,000 $4,154,643 $101,806,196
    6 Michigan $40,258,325 $0 $245,178 $15,138,000 $58,817 $2,025,000 $11,087,101 $99,027,10
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    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    To the institution and the ruling there is a difference, because public universities are still governed by state labor laws.
    So how big of a recruiting advantage would it be for a private school if it could pay players whatever it wanted?

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    Re: Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So how big of a recruiting advantage would it be for a private school if it could pay players whatever it wanted?
    I dont know... It probably also wont be "whatever they wanted". There would probably be some sort of collective bargaining cap/minimum if this law is actually upheld through the appeals process.


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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Wow, seems like that happened fast. Will it change the game? Change the way colleges fund? What impact do you think it will have?

    The university will appeal.

    Northwestern University football players can unionize, federal agency says | Fox News

    Moderators: I didn't copy the thread title correctly. Is it possible someone could change it? It should read: Northwestern University football players can unionize, federal agency says
    Northwestern will drop football, and as a result no other teams will even attempt it for a long time

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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Seems reasonable to me. Those top teams Maggie posted have roughly half the revenue of some NFL teams.
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