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Empower, don't employ, students

Updated: April 4, 2014, 3:59 PM ET
By Nancy Hogshead-Makar | Special to espnW.com

Last week's National Labor Relations Board decision in Northwestern v. College Athletes Players Association recast football players as employees rather than students, allowing them to unionize and collectively bargain. In response, the Women's Sports Foundation is asking the NCAA and collegiate athletics to pivot toward a sports model consistent with the soul of higher education, which includes representation on the NCAA Board of Directors for all athletes, including women.

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