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Why some college athletes want to unionize

Feb 7, 2024
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Dartmouth's men's basketball players are employees who can form a union.
Players on the Dartmouth Big Green basketball team filed a petition to unionize in the fall. Above, the Dartmouth Big Green basketball team in 2021.
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Are college athletes "employees" of their school?

Nov 7, 2023
The National Labor Relations Board holds a hearing to decide on the question. The answer could radically alter college athletics and its division of revenues.
University of Southern California Trojans players take the field before a college football game in 2021. USC is at the center of a case that could fundamentally change college athletics.
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College athletics departments cut pay, staff and teams because of COVID

Oct 19, 2020
Colleges in Texas are losing income with postponed games and crowds at lower capacities.
All in all, the University of Texas has cut about 6% from its sports programs.
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Higher education could see big revenue losses from a sports shutdown

Jul 10, 2020
College sports bring TV contracts, corporate donations and other income that could be lost this year due to COVID-19.
Fans cheer the Ohio State University Buckeyes at a 2008 game. In one year, sports brought in $209 million to the school.
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After big game, NCAA grapples with student-athlete pay

Jan 14, 2015
The NCAA's faces pressure to provide student athletes with more financial aid.