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Christian Flores (right) talks with former NU running back Mike Trumpy, who is against the union.


The union debate: How Northwestern University's football team gained national attention

by Christian Flores
Jun 6, 2014


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Kain Colter has spearheaded the push to get Northwestern football players represented by a union.

After former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter teamed up with College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) President Ramogi Huma and filed a petition to get the team represented by a union, the school became the center of national media attention. Christian Flores spoke with former NU football players on both sides of the issue, as well as a reporter who has extensively covered the controversy.