Kain Colter

Northwestern's Ryan Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Northwestern’s Phillips Envisions Alternative To Unionization

Northwestern AD Jim Phillips will soon find himself at the forefront of a controversial issue.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA’s Day Of Reckoning Coming — Just Not Today

In a wild scene on campus Friday, Northwestern football players voted whether to unionize.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Northwestern Players Vote Whether To Join Union

Northwestern football players cast secret ballots Friday in an on-campus hall adjacent to their home stadium on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes. Just don’t expect results any time soon.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Emma: Unity Too Strong For Northwestern Unionization

On April 25, Northwestern’s scholarship football players will vote on the potential formation of a union, the first of its kind in college athletics.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2014

Pat Fitzgerald

Wildcats’ Fitzgerald Urges ‘No’ Vote On Union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is encouraging his team to vote no on forming a union less than two weeks after the National Labor Relations Board said the players could bargain collectively and called for an election.

04/05/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Colter Takes Northwestern Player Union Case To Capitol Hill

Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

04/02/2014

Dezman Southward. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Hoge’s NFL Draft Notebook: The Crazy Story Of A Healthy Player Failing An NFL Combine Physical

A mix-up cost Wisconsin defensive back Dezmen Southward a chance to perform in Indianapolis.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Colter Is An Outlier In Cause He’s Fighting For

CHICAGO — At 9 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, Kain Colter’s movement for change began. The doors opened inside the federal courthouse, and the quarterback became a star witness. Colter walked in wearing a grey suit […]

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern’s Colter Testifies In Bid To Form College Athlete Union

The key question is whether college athletes will be considered employees.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baker’s Dozen: It’s Time To Pay The Collegiate Workforce

Northwestern football seeking to unionize is the right move.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colter On College Athletes: ‘We Don’t Have A Voice. It’s A Dictatorship’

Recent graduate and former quarterback Kain Colter was once the face of Northwestern football, now he’s the face of a first-of-its-kind labor union, hoping to protect the future of all college athletes.

01/29/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern AD Jim Phillips: Collective Bargaining ‘Not The Appropriate Method’

Jim Phillips has responded to the movement made by Northwestern student athletes to unionize.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Kain Colter. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Northwestern Football Players Start Union Movement

Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter is leading the charge for athletes to be represented by a labor union.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans runs against the Northwestern Wildcats. (Credit:  David Banks/Getty Images)

Michigan State Routs Northwestern 30-6

Safety Isaiah Lewis knocked Northwestern’s Kain Colter out of the game with a big hit as he tried to catch a pass early in the first quarter, resulting in a targeting penalty and an ejection.

11/23/2013

Trevor Siemian tries to complete a pass against the Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Michigan Bests Northwestern 27-19 In Triple-Overtime

Devin Gardner scored on a 5-yard run to lift Michigan to a 27-19 triple-overtime victory over Northwestern on Saturday after the Wolverines’ Brendan Gibbons tied it with a 44-yard field goal at the end of regulation.

11/16/2013

Running back Treyvon Green slips past safety Corey Cooper of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Credit:  Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Northwestern Loses To Nebraska On Last Second Hail Mary

Jordan Westerkamp caught Ron Kellogg III’s tipped desperation heave to the end zone with no time left Saturday, giving Nebraska a 27-24 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.

11/02/2013

Wide receiver Rashad Lawrence  of the Northwestern Wildcats spins out of a tackle by defensive back Tanner Miller of the Iowa Hawkeyes (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Northwestern Falls To Iowa 17-10 In OT

C.J. Fiedorowicz caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Jake Rudock in overtime to give Iowa a 17-10 win over Northwestern Saturday.

10/26/2013

: Kain Colter #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs with the football during the first half of play against the Wisconsin Badgers during the game at Camp Randall Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Stuffs No. 19 Northwestern 35-6

Two big plays and a fierce defense made for a fun homecoming weekend for Wisconsin.

10/12/2013

Tony Jones #6 of the Northwestern Wildcats is congratulated by teammates including Geoff Mogus #53 after scoring a touchdown on the Maine Black Bears during the first quarter of their college football game at Ryan Field on September 21, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty

Two Defensive TDs Leads Northwestern Over Maine

With Ohio State looming on the schedule, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald had hoped Saturday’s game against Maine would serve as sort of a tune-up for his high-powered offense to start running smoothly.

09/22/2013

Treyvon Green #22 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs for a touchdown against the Western Michigan Broncos during the fourth quarter on September 14, 2013 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Western Michigan Broncos 38-17.(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

No. 17 Northwestern Routs Western Michigan 38-17

Twice in the first half, Western Michigan jumped out to a lead and began to dream of what might be.

09/15/2013

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