When the story of Northwestern football players trying to unionize, with the assistance of the United Steelworkers, broke in late January, it illustrated a huge disconnect between the big business that has grown up around college football and basketball and the treatment of the young men and women who play those sports at the college level. Part of the problem is the hypocrisy that comes when talented young men and women – who may or may not have an interest in higher education – are forced to attend college if they want to play ball professionally. – See more at: http://illinoispolicy.org/nlrb-to-decide-fate-of-northwestern-football-players-seeking-to-unionize/#sthash.lHPLaOwg.dpuf
When the story of Northwestern football players trying to unionize, with the assistance of the United Steelworkers, broke in late January, it illustrated a huge disconnect between the big business that has grown up around college football and basketball and the treatment of the young men and women who play those sports at the college level. Part of the problem is the hypocrisy that comes when talented young men and women – who may or may not have an interest in higher education – are forced to attend college if they want to play ball professionally. – See more at: http://illinoispolicy.org/nlrb-to-decide-fate-of-northwestern-football-players-seeking-to-unionize/#sthash.lHPLaOwg.dpuf

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