Northwestern coach: Union push unified team - KMSP-TV

Northwestern coach: Union push unified team

Posted: Updated:
By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) - No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insists there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.

He credits the push to unionize.

Fitzgerald says he's "proud of the maturity" his players displayed as the story unfolded. He spoke Monday on the first day of the Big Ten's two-day media event.

Northwestern is at the forefront of the movement, with former quarterback Kain Colter leading the push to form the first union for college athletes.

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled in March that Northwestern's full scholarship players can bargain with the school as employees. Players voted in April on whether to form the first union for college athletes. The result is not known because the NLRB impounded the ballots.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow Us!

Share Your Sports Photos & Video

Submit Your Sports Photos
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices