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College Football Players File To Form Union

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Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (2) pitches the ball towards a running back during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

For the first time in the history of college sports, athletes are asking to be represented by a labor union, taking formal steps on Tuesday to begin the process of being recognized as employees, ESPN's "Outside The Lines" has learned.

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