College Athlete Unionization http://kplu.org en NCAA Head Emmert: Unionization 'Grossly Inappropriate' http://kplu.org/post/ncaa-head-emmert-unionization-grossly-inappropriate <p>The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship.</p><p>Mark Emmert, a former president of the University of Washington, said Sunday that the NCAA wants to allow the big conferences with moneymaking teams to write their own rules, and those changes could solve many athletes' complaints more effectively than unionization.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:07:11 +0000 The Associated Press 15745 at http://kplu.org NCAA Head Emmert: Unionization 'Grossly Inappropriate' College Athlete Unionization Effort Gains Steam, Threatens NCAA http://kplu.org/post/college-athlete-unionization-effort-gains-steam-threatens-ncaa <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142942452&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A recent ruling has opened the door to unionizing scholarship athletes at major universities. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it could have a dramatic impact on the future of college sports. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 15656 at http://kplu.org College Athlete Unionization Effort Gains Steam, Threatens NCAA