Tuesday Mar 4
Kain Colter supports teammates at pro day
Kain Colter wore a neon yellow and blue jacket given to NFL combine participants and black Northwestern sweatpants, an outfit pointing to both his future and his past.
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Tuesday Mar 4
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
49ers blog: Harbaugh on hand for Jimmy Garoppolo's workout
The 49ers, who drafted a quarterback early in the second round in 2011, appear to be eying another passer who could be taken in that round.
Tuesday Mar 4
Big Ten questions: Breaking down the return of Northwestern to Penn State's conference...
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald points as he yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Dakota in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Sept.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Are College Athletes Employees? Former Labor-Board Chairman Says Yes
Ramogi Huma , president of the College Athletes Players Association, and Kain Colter, Northwestern U.'s senior quarterback, are shown heading into a hearing before a regional division of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago on February 18. Mr. Colter testified that football was essentially a full-time job, requiring a commitment of up to ... (more)
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Fort Collins Coloradoan
Soapbox: Paying for college athletics under scrutiny
He attended school on a scholarship that required him to participate in the sport.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Big Ten Friday mailblog
Your second mailblog of the week has arrived. Enjoy another weekend of snow . Spring ball kicks off Saturday at Maryland, and eight teams get started next week.
'Cats could be B1G's top turnaround team
No such motivational ploys are involved in the wardrobe this spring, as everyone on the Wildcats would mostly like to forget last season's highly disappointing 5-7 campaign.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Big Ten unlikely to expand Friday night football
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday that the league is not looking to schedule more Friday football games, except on Thanksgiving and Labor Day weekends.
Spring QB race breakdown: Northwestern
Nine Big Ten programs will feature true quarterback competitions this spring, and we're taking a closer look at the candidates, the circumstances and the stakes of each race.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
2014 Spring Practices Underway in Evanston
Fifteen times between now and the middle of April, head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his 'Cats will be afforded the opportunity to hit the practice turf and lay the foundation for the 2014 season.
Spring position breakdown: RBs
Spring practice is off and running in the Big Ten, as Michigan took the field Tuesday and Northwestern followed on Wednesday.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
No talks of college athlete union despite national movement
As of 2011, the University's football team brought in a total of $25,201,564. That means that after only nine active years, the program made as much money as Drake did when he struck success in the hip-hop business.
3 ex-NU football players say coaches helped them earn tough degrees
Two former Northwestern University football players who started as walk-ons and who had limited playing time testified Tuesday at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that they pursued demanding careers in engineering and pre-med.
Hearings to resume on college football union
The agency must rule in coming weeks on whether the football players qualify as employees under U.S. law.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Venric Mark among 11 Northwestern players out for spring practice
Northwestern running back Venric Mark will not participate in spring practice as he continues to recover from a broken ankle suffered last October.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Northwestern defends football program's academics
Northwestern University officials on Thursday countered a quarterback's allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a bid by the school's football players to form the first college athletes' union in U.S. history.
Bradley Roby: 'I felt like an employee' in college
Former Ohio State defensive back Bradley Roby is about to go pro as one of the top cornerback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Job or not a job? It's a labor trying to figure it out.
Many college athletes are standing behind Kain Colter, but there's every chance that the football-following public - fans, alumni and students - will be turned off by his claim that playing quarterback for Northwestern University was a "job."