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    Northwestern Admins, Coaches Urging Football Players To Vote Against Unionization

    Published April 24, 2014

    Northwestern Univ.’s message to its football players since an NLRB ruling opened up the door to unionization "has been consistent and clear: Vote no -- for yourselves, for the team and for the university," according to a front-page piece by Ben Strauss of the N.Y. TIMES. The team tomorrow will vote whether to unionize, and labor experts said that Northwestern's campaign has "been a textbook case of how to aggressively battle a union." NU officials -- ranging from assistant coaches to the univ...

    Tags: NCAA, Big Ten, Colleges
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    SEC's Slive Outlines Goals For New D-I Subdivision That Will House Power Conferences

    Published April 24, 2014

    * Give student-athletes a "role and a vote in NCAA governance that affects them. ...quire a "21st century governance model within the NCAA and its structure that will preserve the collegia... " The NCAA "expects to create the five-conference subdivisio...

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
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    NCAA BOD Expected To Consider Proposed Restructuring To Create Autonomy

    Published April 22, 2014

    ...movement," according to John Zenor of the AP. The NCAA BOD on Thursday is expected to consider a "recomm... endation restructuring the NCAA to create autonomy in specific areas" for the SEC... ...ve said, "It's not unfair to say that to turn the NCAA is not unlike turning an aircraft carrier from no... Our goal is to participate and not change the (NCAA) basketball tournament, not to change the (footba...

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA, SEC
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    NCAA's Emmert Defends Scholarship Values, Insurance Coverage On ESPN Radio

    Published April 18, 2014

    NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared on ESPN Radio's "M... Emmert said while the NCAA generates $800-900M annually from the men's baske... " The NCAA earlier this week allowed athletes to get unlimit... ed meals and snacks, and Emmert admitted that the NCAA's "biggest problem" is "dumb rules about food. The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay wrote, "NCAA arg.

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
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    NCAA OKs Proposal Giving Unlimited Meals, Snacks To All Division I Student-Athletes

    Published April 16, 2014

    The NCAA D-I Legislative Council yesterday "enacted legisl...  Before the change, NCAA rules "allowed three meals a day for athletes on... ..."been discussed for years and was submitted as an NCAA proposal" in '13. NCAA D-I Legislative Council Chair and America East Co... " In Birmingham, Jon Solomon noted the NCAA proposal had "been in the works well before last...

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
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    Panel Of Administrators Says NCAA Business Model Must Change To Survive

    Published April 16, 2014

    A panel of college administrators "agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive" an evolv... ...e right to collectively bargain anything with the NCAA. The NCAA is not an employer.com's Dennis Dodd noted an NCAA steering committee in the next two weeks is "expe...

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
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    Jonathan Duncan Named VP/Enforcement As NCAA Continues To Rebuild Image

    Published April 15, 2014

    The NCAA named JONATHAN DUNCAN VP/Enforcement. Duncan previously served 15 years as the NCAA's outside counsel from multiple perspectives, inc... Prior to joining the NCAA, Duncan was a partner at the law firm of Spencer... Fane Britt & Browne (NCAA).com's Dennis Dodd wrote, "While the NCAA has been criticized on other fronts, the enforcem... ...Duncan has "a long-standing relationship with the NCAA.

    Tags: People and Pop Culture, NCAA
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    Northwestern Formally Appeals NLRB's Union Ruling Ahead Of Team's Vote On Issue

    Published April 10, 2014

    Northwestern Univ. yesterday "formally appealed the ruling that classified its scholarship football players as employees and cleared the way for them to form a union," claiming that NLRB Regional Dir Peter Sung Ohr "mischaracterized, slanted and ignored relevant facts" in his ruling, according to Cancino & Greenstein of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. NU said that the NLRB "failed to consider the tax implications for student-athletes receiving scholarships." If those scholarships are taxed, that burden ...

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
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    Nashville's First Women's Final Four Deemed A Success, NCAA Likely To Return

    Published April 10, 2014

    ...mpliance Carolayne Henry, who this year served as NCAA D-I Women's Basketball Committee Chair, said, "I'... ...h and Tampa Bay "will send representatives to the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis over the next few mo... nths, and NCAA representatives will visit each city. ... This is a cherished event for the NCAA.

    Tags: Events and Attractions, NCAA
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    CBS-Turner Men's Tourney Total Viewership Finishes Below Record-Setting '13 Figure

    ...10.5 million total viewers per window during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this year, marking th...

    Tags: NCAA, Media, CBS, TBS/TNT
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    NCAA Open To Another North Texas Final Four After This Year's "Unqualified Success"

    Published April 09, 2014

    ...ur venue in its debut in that role, with multiple NCAA administrators offering praise at the conclusion... NCAA VP/Men's Basketball Championship Dan Gavitt "offe... ...(158,682 for two sessions), largest crowd for an NCAA championship game (79,238 on Monday night) and la...

    Tags: Events and Attractions, NCAA
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    John Calipari In New Book Says NCAA Could Crumble Unless It Embraces Reform

    Published April 09, 2014

    ...men's basketball coach John Calipari "likens the NCAA to a dying superpower and believes the college-sp... " Calipari "accuses the NCAA of selectively enforcing its own rules and hints... ...re governed by 'super-conferences' instead of the NCAA." Calipari writes, "The NCAA will soon have to reform itself or it will not re... " Such a benefit "currently violates the NCAA's amateurism rules.

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA
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