Quote of the Day

"I feel like I've already won. It was never about collecting money. It was about bringing awareness, causing conversations. It was about stimulating thoughts to this travesty that's going on at the college level. People are talking. We've won."
-- Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon, who is suing the NCAA over the use of player likenesses, on Northwestern Univ. football players attempting to form a union. (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 1/29)
Wednesday January 29, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 95 Print This Issue

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  • The Old College Try

    Northwestern QB Kain Colter says NCAA is "like a dictatorship"

    College athletes for the first time are "asking to be represented by a labor union," as a group of Northwestern Univ. football players yesterday took formal steps to "begin the process of being recognized as employees," according to Tom Farrey of ESPN.com. National College Players Association President Ramogi Huma "filed a petition in Chicago on behalf" of the NU players, submitting the form "at the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board." Huma, "backed by the United Steelworkers union," also filed "union cards signed by an undisclosed number of Northwestern players with the NLRB -- the federal statutory body that recognizes groups that seek collective bargaining rights." Huma said that the move to unionize players at NU star ...

  • Sour Apples

    Dolphins' Ross not sure SB returns to N.Y. area following weather concerns, mediocre ticket sales.

  • Royal Treatment?

    One day after unveiling designs for a new arena, the NBA Kings increase ticket prices.

  • Not So Fast, My Friend

    ESPN won't let Horowitz out of contract, stalling NBC talks.

  • Heads Up Play

    Will players wear new caps approved by MLB designed to protect against line drives?

  • A Trick Up Their Sleeves?

    The NBA could discontinue it use of sleeved jerseys if player resistance becomes widespread.

  • Taste Of The Rockies

    Coors Light angling for Denver to host NHL Stadium Series game.

  • Quantity Over Quality

    NFL blocking Super Bowl stream in MetLife to save bandwidth.

  • Out On The Town

    THE DAILY begins its look into the Super Bowl party scene.

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