The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that Northwestern Football players will be allowed to unionize.
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Former Quarterback Kain Colter has led the charge, for what could end up being a blockbuster domino effect for college sports.
At this point, it is geared towards just football and basketball programs for a handful of private Universities.
This ruling will allow the players to have a voice in their University’s decision-making process, surrounding their respective programs.
Among the various request, players could bargain for some of the following topics: practice times, medical expenses, scheduling, and other forms of financial assistance.
This is a major step for college athletics, despite it being limited to private Universities, as it could slowly expand across the country.