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Chicago Tribune Apr 5, 2014

NU football players voice opposition to union

They say all politics is local. In the case of the Northwestern union vote, it has become personal.    

Willie Cauley-Stein still key for Kentucky

Though likely out for Final Four with ankle injury, Wildcats sophomore center remains "engaged" helping teamARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein's desire to play in the NCAA tournament after an ankle injury was obvious.    
Chicago Tribune Apr 4, 2014

Northwestern's Venric Mark ahead of schedule

Rehabbing running back 'sprinting, running, cutting and getting back into football, what I love doing'Last season, Northwestern running back Venric Mark did a lot of standing, cheering and hollering.    
Chicago Tribune Apr 2, 2014

Northwestern football players to vote on union April 25

Northwestern football players are set to vote at the end of April on whether they want to be represented by a union, the College Athletes Players Association said Wednesday.    
Chicago Tribune Apr 2, 2014

Colbert reports on NU union

Northwestern alum Stephen Colbert tackled the topic of football unionization on his Tuesday “Colbert report,” saying: “Unionize?! Players aren't supposed to want money. They're supposed to be in it for the love of selling sponsorship to Tostitos.”    

Kelly sees all sides of potential union

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Visiting Northwestern on Tuesday to hear the reaction to the decision by the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board that the Wildcat players qualified as employees was certainly eye-opening, if only because of all the differing public opinions. Coach Pat Fitzgerald offered little beyond what he has already publicly stated and some players were more open to the idea than others. One private-school figure who has been fairly receptive is Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, who addressed the issue on Saturday.
Chicago Tribune Apr 2, 2014

NU football players dodge unionization questions on practice field

Athletes' reaction to queries about ruling include unease, annoyanceNorthwestern University football players took to the practice field Tuesday for the first time as student-employees, the result of a ruling last week, and were uncomfortable with questions about unionization.    

Mark making most of spring recovery

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Boot-free and three weeks ahead of schedule, Venric Mark has adjusted to a different view of Northwestern's spring practice as he recovers from winter ankle surgery. "What’s jumped out to me: At first he was a lead-by-example guy. Great work ethic and commitment," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. "And now he’s a guy who has been through a bunch, is wiser and is able to impart some wisdom. He’s really willing to give.
Chicago Tribune Apr 1, 2014

Kentucky fan got 2014 national-champions tattoo before NCAA tourney

Kentucky fan Tyler Austin Black needs two more wins by the Wildcats to avoid looking silly for the rest of his life.    

Northwestern upsets North Carolina in lacrosse

Amonte Hiller hopes victory over No. 1 team will get Wildcats back on trackIt's hard to call any Northwestern victory an upset when you consider the Wildcats have won seven NCAA championships in the last nine years.    

Aaron Harrison helps Kentucky achieve his vision

Even in Wildcats' darkest moments, freshman knew what kind of team they could beIt's easy to say now that Kentucky was a team destined for greatness. But in the middle of a late-winter slide that included three losses in four games, a rarity in Lexington, few could have seen even a glimmer of hope for the Wildcats to be playing into April.    
Chicago Tribune Mar 30, 2014

Colter, union reps headed to D.C.

ESPN.com reports: Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and representatives of the College Athletes Players Association will travel to Washington this week for informational briefings with legislators in their bid to unionize college football players.    

Northwestern reps to visit Congress

The leaders who are attempting to unionize Northwestern football players will take their case to Capitol Hill lawmakers, aiming to protect the historic victory union organizers achieved last week. Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association, told "Outside the Lines" that he and Kain Colter, the former Northwestern quarterback, will be in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday for informational briefings with an undisclosed set of legislators.
Chicago Tribune Mar 29, 2014

Northwestern lacrosse game with No. 1 UNC postponed

The Northwestern women's Sunday lacrosse game against No. 1 North Carolina at Lakeside Field has been postponed because the Tar Heels had travel problems that will prevent them from getting to Evanston in time for the noon start, according to Northwestern sports information officer Scott Hammer.    
Chicago Tribune Mar 29, 2014

NLRB ruling puts colleges on path to uncertainty

1 big problem declaring Northwestern football players employees is highly likely adverse repercussionsIn a college football world of players unions, governed by the law of unintended consequences, student-athletes will have earned the right to long for the way things used to be.