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Why I supported the Northwestern football players


Bloody Elbow’s resident economist explains why he signed an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board in the Northwestern football union case.

An essay from former Northwestern safety Jared Carpenter about issues in college sports


Jared Carpenter played safety at Northwestern from 2009-12. A starter in his final season, Carpenter recorded a career-high 10 tackles and was named Most Valuable Player in the Wildcats' Gator Bowl...

Document reveals Northwestern's effort to "educate" in advance of union vote


Earlier this month, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald told a group of reporters at a spring practice that he believed it was in the players’ best interest to vote against forming a union....

What will former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter's legacy be?


Pull up Kain Colter’s biography on the official Northwestern athletic department website and you will find a catalog of accolades he attained playing football. Colter was twice named honorable...

Northwestern union hearing continues


On Friday, InsideNU attended the ongoing National Labor Relations Board hearing meant to decide whether Northwestern football players are employees. Kevin Trahan and Chris Johnson wrote about the...

Recapping the second day of the NU football union hearing


A sports economist and a Northwestern official testified at the second day of a hearing before the National Labor Relations Board to determine whether college athletes are employees. InsideNU did...

Why I'm Not Celebrating the NLRB Ruling


The ruling for Northwestern students might not survive appeal. But if it does, the fallout could be a lot more chaotic and disappointing than you think

Labor Board: Culinary workers win, Fertittas lose


The owners of the UFC have lost a major ruling at the National Labor Relations Board in a dispute between their gambling company, Station Casinos and the Culinary Union.

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