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Notre Dame responds to players union decision by NLRB


Many people have been speculating on how a ruling, by the National Labor Relations Board to allow Northwestern University football players receiving scholarships to form a union, will impact college football as a whole.

The athletes claimed that they qualified as employees, but the NCAA and the university disagreed with the NLRB ruling.

Notre Dame issued a statement in support of Northwestern and the NCAA saying, "Notre Dame fosters the development in its students -- those disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit that characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings.  This mission applies to all  Notre Dame students, including  our student-athletes, who are students of the university, not our employees."

Whether or not colleges and universities agree with the NLRB, this ruling could have a long-lasting impact on college sports in this country.

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