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Breaking News: Federal Agency Says College Athletes Can Unionize

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th March Sportscollege athleticsNCAA
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.Read More »

Lawsuit Seeks To End NCAA's "Unlawful Cartel"

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th March SportsNCAA
A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the eve of the NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament, its most prominent showcase.Read More »

Report: NCAA Graduation Rates For Athletes Improving

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th March SportsNCAA
A new study says overall graduation rates improved among players at schools in this year's men's NCAA basketball tournament, and African-American players in particular did better. The annual report by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport shows African-American players' graduation success rate increased from 59 percent in 2012 to 65 percent thiRead More »

Executive: NCAA Deserves Some of the Criticism It Gets

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February SportsethicsNCAA
A top NCAA executive says the governing body deserves some of the criticism it has been peppered with lately while trying to run the "messy and complex business" of college sports. Executive committee Chairwoman Lou Anna K.Read More »

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