Updated
April 6, 2014




The Crown Tower
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FITZ: VOTE NO

Players Will Vote on Union April 25
Persa: Colter Performed "Sneak Attack" on Players,
Actions Are "Unfair" to Coach Fitzgerald


Last Saturday, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talked at last about the union situation and the NLRB ruling in favor of the players.  Speaking to BTN in front of a couple dozen fans at an open spring practice at Lakeside Field, Fitzgerald said, "[being silent until now] has been a challenge, but that's what we're talking to our young men about now... educating them to the best of our ability... There's obviously a critically important vote that's coming up not only impacts our young men, but the future young men of college football, and we want to make sure that they have all of the information."

Fitzgerald continued: "I am very proud of [the players] for trying to work for national change."  However, Fitzgerald had told the BTN before the practice that he was going to encourage the team to vote no for unionization.

During BTN's broadcast, former quarterback Dan Persa described Kain Colter's effort to get other players to sign union cards as a "sneak attack" and the players' subsequent actions as "unfair" to Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald also commented about where the players are in their spring practice schedule, noting that the team "is going to be behind coming out of spring from some scrimmage-type things," because of a lot of post season surgeries and current rehab.




Trevor Siemian and Matt Alviti, throwing during Saturday's
practice at Lakeside Field    [BTN Image]



Mr. Colter goes to Washington     [AP Photo]
NLRB ALLOWS UNION

It was a decision that sent shock waves throughout college sports.  The Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that NU players are university employees first, students second...


NU Welcomes 2014 Recruits


The Wildcats introduced 15 new student-athletes during national college football signing day...


NU PLAYERS MOVE TO UNIONIZE


Kain Colter formally requested to unionize...

Wildcat History
NU and the Modern Football Helmet

The Wildcats played a major role in pioneering modern plastic helmets...

Other pages updated this week (April 6)

Program Gallery (four new covers added)
Home Game Sites (early Dyche design added)


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Archived







55
Number of wins
recorded by NU's

all-time winningest coach


Next for the Wildcats:

Purple - White
Spring Exhibition
April


2014 Wildcat Schedule
(* Denotes Division Game)
H  California Aug 30
H  Northern Illinois Sep 6

Bye Week
Sep 13

I-AA Western Illinois
Sep 20

Penn State
Sep 27

Wisconsin*
Oct 4

Minnesota*
Oct 11

Nebraska* - HC
Oct 18

Bye Week
Oct 25

Iowa*
Nov 1

Michigan
Nov 8
A 
Notre Dame
Nov 15

Purdue*
Nov 22
H Illinois*
Nov 29



2013 Results
(5-7; 1-7 B1G)
W  California
44-30
W  Syracuse 48-27

Wstrn. Michigan
38-17

I-AA Maine 35-21

Bye Week
--

Ohio State
30-40

Wisconsin
6-35

Minnesota*
17-20

Iowa*
10-17

Nebraska*
24-27

Bye Week
--

Michigan*
19-27

Michigan State*
6-30
W Illinois 37-34




"...It will always be my school, our school."
--Gary Barnett, as quoted by Teddy Greenstein

"You've got a bunch of days to be students,
why not party like a rock star on Saturdays in the fall?"

--Coach Fitzgerald, as quoted in the Daily



Video courtesy of Sunburnt: the 'Cats, NUMB, and the rest of the student body
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