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Northwestern: Academics top priority

Updated: February 20, 2014, 11:01 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Northwestern officials on Thursday countered a quarterback's allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a bid by the school's football players to form the first college athletes' union in U.S. history.

Witnesses for the school challenged union lawyers' assertions Northwestern football is highly profitable. And they denied other accusations by the union's star witness, outgoing senior quarterback Kain Colter, that classroom performance ...

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