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College Athletes Can Unionize, Federal Agency Says

Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014, 09:24 PM CDT

In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize.

Wednesday's landmark ruling by a regional director of National Labor Relations Board means the players are deemed employees under federal law and so can create the nation's first college athletes' union.

Union lawyers argued the Big Ten school's football players are part of a commercial enterprise that generates hefty profits through their labor.

The NCAA, Big Ten Conference and the private school vehemently opposed the union drive. Northwestern argued that college athletes are students and can't be put in the same category as factory workers.

The ruling in Chicago by director Peter Ohr can be appealed to the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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College Athletes Can Unionize, Federal Agency Says


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May 05, 2015 07:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 1

Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1

Minnesota 8, Oakland 7

Texas 2, Houston 1

Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2

Tuesday's Games

N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-0) at Toronto (Estrada 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Smyly 0-0) at Boston (Porcello 2-2), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 3-0) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Greene 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 1-2), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Chavez 0-2) at Minnesota (May 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (W.Rodriguez 0-1) at Houston (Feldman 2-2), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (Paxton 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-1), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Washington 6, Miami 4

Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 2

Milwaukee 4, L.A. Dodgers 3

St. Louis 10, Chicago Cubs 9

Arizona at Colorado, ppd., rain

San Francisco 2, San Diego 0

Tuesday's Games

Cincinnati (Lorenzen 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Locke 2-1), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Latos 0-3) at Washington (Strasburg 2-2), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (Billingsley 0-0) at Atlanta (S.Miller 3-1), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 4-0) at Milwaukee (Garza 2-3), 8:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 0-1) at St. Louis (Lyons 0-0), 8:15 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 2-3) at Colorado (Matzek 2-0), 8:40 p.m.

San Diego (Cashner 1-4) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-2), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Baltimore (B.Norris 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 4-1), 7:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Monday, May 4

Chicago 99, Cleveland 92, Chicago leads series 1-0

L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 101, L.A. Clippers leads series 1-0

Tuesday, May 5

Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Monday, May 4

Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, Washington leads series 2-1

Tuesday, May 5

Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.

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