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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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NLRB Ruling On Northwestern Case Could Happen At Any Time

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 17 / 14

College Athletes Players Association Founder Ramogi Huma said that a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board on the Northwestern Univ. case could come any day. Northwestern appealed an earlier regional ruling that defined Northwestern’s scholarship football players as employees who can ...

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