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Collegiate Sports

College Sports and the Student Athlete

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.31.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, ruled that football players at Northwestern University could unionize. In issuing the ruling, Ohr found that the players were employees of the university.

Striking a Balance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

What does it say about a university when the facilities are better than those for the athletic students who do not play competitive sports? Can any university defend a $100,000 per student cost in light of the sea changes washing over higher education?