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  • Kentucky guard James Young takes a foul shot against Wisconsin during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

    Make the NCAA start over? Good planApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    NCAA president Mark Emmert conducted a news conference Sunday at the site of the NCAA basketball tournament’s Final Four. Naturally, among the topics was the attempt to unionize football players at Northwestern. Media reports quoted Emmert as saying, “To convert to a unionized employee model is to throw away the entire collegiate model for athletics.” So there would be a problem with that?

  • Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald has sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments on the matter Saturday. He repeated what he already told his team: “I believe it’s in their best interests to vote no.”

    Wildcats’ Fitzgerald urges ‘no’ vote on unionApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: “I believe it’s in their best interests to vote no.”

  • Union says other college teams in playApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Players from other universities have expressed interest in forming unions in the wake of the landmark decision last week involving the Northwestern football team, a union organizer said Friday.

  • Final Four selectionsApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Final Four selections

  • Wisconsin ‘s Frank Kaminsky reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half in a regional final NCAA college basketball tournament game against Arizona on March 29 in Anaheim, Calif.

    Big names like Kaminsky keep leaving IllinoisApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Frank Kaminsky, a product of Benet Academy in Lisle, has helped Wisconsin into the Final Four. That's as good an explanation as any for the sorry state of college basketball in the state of Illinois.

  • In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (2), wears APU for “All Players United” on wrist tape as he scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Maine in Evanston. The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.

    Agency sets date for Northwestern players union voteApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    A federal agency says a date has been set for Northwestern football players to vote on authorizing a union to represent them in collective bargaining with the university. A spokesman for the National Labor Relations Board confirmed Wednesday that the vote is scheduled for April 25.

  • Northwestern quarterback Matt Alviti hands off to wide receiver Miles Shuler, right, as the football team participates in an NCAA college spring football practice Tuesday in Evanston. After spring break, Northwestern resumed spring football practices with a huge issue that could change the college sports landscape hanging over their heads. A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled last week that the team can bargain with the school as employees.

    Union question looms as Northwestern practicesApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northwestern running back Venric Mark says he is not sure all his teammates who signed union cards in January realized the ramifications. Mark says some players signed, some did not. He wonders if those who did “knew what they were or if they thought it was going to turn out the way it did.”

  • The SoapboxMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    With all that's wrong in the world, Daily Herald editors are able to look at the bright side on some local issues.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (2) passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Evanston, Ill. Colter has become the face of a movement to give college athletes the right to form unions and bargain. After a decision this week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations board, he also could leave a legacy as the athlete who formed the foundation of a dramatic overhaul of college sports that could potentially give athletes a chance to fight for a piece of an industry that generates billions based on their performance. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    Family plays key role in Colter’s union pushMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kain Colter’s grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm. Those conversations planted a seed for Colter, who would go on to become a quarterback at Northwestern University — and the face of an exploding movement to give college athletes the right to form unions and bargain.

  • Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, second from right, took a leading role in establishing the College Athletes Players Association, or CAPA, which would take the lead in organizing the players now that the National Labor Relations Board said football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

    Will union decision shake up college sports?Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

  • DePaul players celebrate after defeating St. John’s last week in the final of the Big East women’s tournament at the Allstate Arena. DePaul will face Oklahoma on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    DePaul women ready to go against OklahomaMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The DePaul women are back in the NCAA basketball tournament for the 12th season in a row.

  • Michigan State guard/forward Branden Dawson (22) shoots over Northwestern forward Drew Crawford (1) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Northwestern no match for Michigan State, falls 67-51Mar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Drew Crawford walked off the court with 43 seconds left in his final Big Ten Tournament game to an ovation from fans and was embraced by Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. "I told him it's been an honor playing against his teams," Crawford said after Friday night's 67-51 loss to the No. 22 Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. "Michigan State's an unbelievable program. It means a lot that he's always respected me as a player. So it was nice to send it off that way."

  • Northwestern center Alex Olah (22) pumps his fists after making free throws in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. At right is Northwestern guard/forward Sanjay Lumpkin. Northwestern won 67-62. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    No. 11 seed Northwestern upsets Iowa, 67-62Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tre Demps had 20 points, including four 3-pointers and Drew Crawford added 15 points and six assists to lead 11th-seeded Northwestern to a 67-62 victory over No. 6 Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday night. The Wildcats (14-18) became the first 11th-seed to win in the Big Ten tournament.

  • Crawford lifts Northwestern over Purdue 74-65Mar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northwestern had a message to send before the start of the Big Ten Tournament this week. “People pretty much left us for dead and rightfully so,” Coach Chris Collins said after Sunday’s 74-65 win over Purdue. “We haven’t played well. Our goal was to come in here and to let everyone know that we’re not done and we’re not going to stop fighting to the finish and we did that.”

  • Penn State smothers Northwestern 59-32Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    A stifling defensive effort by Penn State against Northwestern Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena was exactly what the Nittany Lions needed. The Wildcats had no answer for Penn State’s zone defense as the Nittany Lions cruised to a 59-32 win.

  • Nebraska’s Shavon Shields (31) shoots against Northwestern center Alex Olah (22) during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday in Lincoln. The Huskers beat the Wildcats 54-47.

    Shields leads Nebraska over Northwestern 54-47Mar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Shavon Shields had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Nebraska, which took a 10-point lead with 7 minutes left and held on to defeat Northwestern 54-47 Saturday. With the win, Nebraska (17-11, 9-7 Big Ten) is guaranteed a .500 conference record, a Big Ten first for the Huskers, now in their third season in the conference. Nebraska won nine conference games for the first time since 1998-99 and only the 10th time since World War II.

  • Hearings on college football union endFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hearings on Northwestern football players’ bid to form the nation’s first union for college athletes have concluded with three former players testifying for the university.

  • Northwestern’s Drew Crawford (1) drives around Indiana’s Kevin Yogi Ferrell (11) during the first half in Evanston Saturday.

    Indiana snaps skid, beats Northwestern 61-56Feb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Indiana got scoring from five different players during an 18-4 run midway through the game, then held on for a 61-56 win over Northwestern on Saturday night. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell, Troy Williams, Noah Vonleh and Will Sheehey each had 12 points as the Hoosiers (15-11, 5-8 Big Ten) ended a three-game losing streak and extended Northwestern’s (12-16, 5-10) slide to five.

  • Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald addresses his players in the Nebraska game last fall.

    Northwestern coach testifies against unionizationFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald testified for three hours Friday about a push by his players to form the nation’s first union for college athletes, sometimes putting himself awkwardly at odds with his senior quarterback. Fitzgerald answered questions before the National Labor Relations Board, which must decide in coming weeks if the football players qualify as employees under U.S. law.

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