Northwestern ruling sends clear message: NCAA, it's time to negotiate

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Kain Colter and his fellow Northwestern players were determined by the NLRB to be school employees.

Kain Colter and his fellow Northwestern players were determined by the NLRB to be school employees.

Back in the ivory tower, Remy remains disappointed. "We frequently hear from student-athletes, across all sports, that they participate to enhance their overall college experience and for the love of their sport, not to be paid," Remy said in his statement. Unfortunately for Remy and his ilk, those student-athletes they keep hearing from probably aren't labor relations officials or federal judges. And if the leaders of college sports don't learn to compromise soon, those will be the only opinions that will matter on this topic.