ATHLETES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ATHLETES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NCAA proposal could swing more control to power conferences http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57862556-89/ncaa-athletes-power-conferences.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57862556-89/ncaa-athletes-power-conferences.html.csp">NCAA proposal could swing more control to power conferences</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T22:10:00.239-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday, the NCAA moved one step closer to granting its five most prominent Division I conferences the power to rule themselves on some of the most pressing issues facing the governing body of college sports. After meeting in Indianapolis, the NCAA’s Board of Directors announced they have endorsed the restructuring process for Division I that allows schools from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 to have a weighted autonomy over specific interests, which includes such hot-button issues...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57862556@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:10:00 MDT Prep athletes will need to register online next fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57855860-190/online-parents-schools-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57855860-190/online-parents-schools-students.html.csp">Prep athletes will need to register online next fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T11:07:05.338-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 11:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the athletic director for Logan High School, Clair Anderson sometimes felt as though he was buried in paperwork. He and athletic trainer Brad Nelson registered about 800 students a year for different sports. Each of those athletes generated eight to 10 pieces of printed paper that needed to be filed and compiled. So Anderson and Nelson came up with an idea to create a website where Logan participants could register online. That idea, called Register My Athlete, became so popular that some sur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57855860@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:07:05 MDT Utah football: Players, coach applaud NCAA rule changes on meals, snacks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57850064-89/meals-walk-athletes-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57850064-89/meals-walk-athletes-ncaa.html.csp">Utah football: Players, coach applaud NCAA rule changes on meals, snacks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T22:10:17.905-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Adam Schulz came to Salt Lake City armed with a college fund that his parents started at his birth and that his grandparents added to for 18 birthdays. Within one semester, the money was gone. The University of Utah estimates that attendance costs a typical out-of-state student $39,000. But Schulz was hardly typical: As a walk-on quarterback, he was so often practicing and studying playbooks that, besides his schoolwork, he had little time for anything else.  Still, he cut a check. Schulz is amo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57850064@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:17 MDT Olympics: Utah governor celebrates homegrown medalists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57851887-77/utah-park-olympic-event.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57851887-77/utah-park-olympic-event.html.csp">Olympics: Utah governor celebrates homegrown medalists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T16:37:57.936-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Long before he became a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ted Ligety remembers being just an average member of the Park City Ski Team. Not being one of the best skiers in his age group “really drove me,” Ligety said Tuesday, when four of Utah’s homegrown Olympic and Paralympic medalists of 2014 were honored at EnergySolutions Arena. The homecoming event was part of the annual Governor’s State of Sport Awards, staged by the Utah Sports Commission. Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg of Park City...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57851887@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:57 MDT Kyle Goon: Seeing athletes grow up is its own reward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838631-77/football-utah-athletes-faces.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838631-77/football-utah-athletes-faces.html.csp">Kyle Goon: Seeing athletes grow up is its own reward</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T21:08:12.229-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Starting a new job for a reporter is an exercise in putting names to faces, which has never been the greatest strength of mine. Luckily for me, the Utah football team already has a few familiar faces. It was the first Utes practice when I squinted across the practice field at a hulking, broad-shouldered 6-foot-6 defensive tackle, and mentioned to my colleague Matthew Piper that he looked an awful lot like Daniel Nielson, an offensive lineman I covered on one of Hurricane’s great football teams....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57838631@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:08:12 MDT Olympics: U.S. ski team to cut Nordic Combined funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57828325-77/combined-nordic-ski-ussa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57828325-77/combined-nordic-ski-ussa.html.csp">Olympics: U.S. ski team to cut Nordic Combined funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T22:15:48.112-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What is life as an Olympic athlete like when you have to pave your own path? American Nordic combined athletes will soon find out. The United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) told the Nordic combined members in a meeting Monday at the Center of Excellence in Park City that funding for one of the original Olympic Winter Games disciplines — a mixture of cross-country skiing and ski jumping — would be cut this summer. Nordic combined will remain part of the USSA when the financial support ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57828325@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:15:48 MDT Ohio begins pushback against college player unions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812133-68/state-athletes-ohio-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812133-68/state-athletes-ohio-public.html.csp">Ohio begins pushback against college player unions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE CARR SMYTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:31:08.654-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbus, Ohio • State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes. A measure approved by the state House on Wednesday, two weeks after a federal agency said football players at Northwestern University could unionize, clarifies that college athletes aren’t public employees. The proposal appears to be the fir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812133@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:31:08 MDT Sports briefs: Kansas 7-footer Joel Embiid declares for NBA draft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57798535-77/embiid-college-draft-kansas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57798535-77/embiid-college-draft-kansas.html.csp">Sports briefs: Kansas 7-footer Joel Embiid declares for NBA draft</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T20:40:01.61-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">College basketball • Kansas freshman 7-footer Joel Embiid will enter the NBA draft after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept him out of the NCAA tourney. Embiid, who had been mulling whether to return for weeks, said during a news conference Wednesday in Lawrence, Kan., that he decided Sunday. The Cameroon native is raw, having picked up the game just a few years ago. But his athleticism made a believer out of NBA scouts, and many think Embiid will join ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57798535@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:40:01 MDT Endowment to boost winter sports for youth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791220-79/youth-alliance-park-sports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791220-79/youth-alliance-park-sports.html.csp">Endowment to boost winter sports for youth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T19:46:48.122-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 07:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Park City-based Youth Sports Alliance is looking to create a $2 million endowment in the name of skiing legend Stein Eriksen to help developing athletes and needy kids participate in winter sports programs. A gala last week at Deer Valley Resort’s Silver Lake Lodge secured pledges of $600,000 toward that goal, said Aimee Preston, executive director of the alliance, a nonprofit established to carry out one legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics — encouraging future generations of youth to be act...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791220@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:46:48 MDT Ohio bill: Athletes not employees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787409-77/college-athletes-employees-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787409-77/college-athletes-employees-football.html.csp">Ohio bill: Athletes not employees</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T23:32:02.549-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">college sports • An Ohio legislative panel changed a budget bill on Monday to make clear that college athletes are not employees under state law, following a recent ruling from a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board that Northwestern University football players could unionize. The ruling said full scholarship players can be considered employees and thus have the right to form a union. The Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee amended a midterm budget proposal Monda...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787409@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:32:02 MDT Monson: Let college basketball suffer, let freedom ring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776745-77/college-athletes-basketball-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776745-77/college-athletes-basketball-monson.html.csp">Monson: Let college basketball suffer, let freedom ring</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T23:10:38.906-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Everybody’s complaining. But they know in their hearts they shouldn’t. Everybody wants college basketball improved. But the price for that improvement is too steep. Basketball is stuck, then, wedged between three despised words and one undeniable fact: • One and done. • Some wrongs must be endured in the name of greater rights. Nearly a decade ago, the NBA came up with its rule that disallowed high school players from entering the draft. Prospects had to be 19 or finish their freshman year of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776745@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:10:38 MDT College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57763846-77/athletes-college-northwestern-huma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57763846-77/athletes-college-northwestern-huma.html.csp">College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM and KIMBERLY HEFLING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T16:45:38.789-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, the face of a movement to give college athletes the right to unionize, and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Association, had meetings scheduled...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577638462014-04-03T16:45:38.789-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T16:45:38.789-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763846@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:45:38 MDT Bloomberg News: Give college athletes fairer, union-busting scholarships http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743524-82/student-scholarships-athletes-athletic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743524-82/student-scholarships-athletes-athletic.html.csp">Bloomberg News: Give college athletes fairer, union-busting scholarships</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:29:05.261-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The decision to grant football players at Northwestern University the right to form a union, made Wednesday by a National Labor Relations Board regional director, is being decried as a sign of the apocalypse by critics and hailed as the beginning of glorious revolution by proponents. Both sides should take a deep breath. For one thing, in football terms, the ruling is just the first drive of the first quarter. The case will now go before the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, and perh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743524@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:29:05 MDT Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750504-68/nlrb-board-athletes-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750504-68/nlrb-board-athletes-college.html.csp">Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T17:49:01.745-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm. The very makeup of the National Labor Relations Board has been challenged in a case now before the Supreme Court. And Republicans contend the agency has being overly friendly to organized labor. Northwestern said Friday that it would appeal to the full NLRB a regional director’s ruling that full scholarship players can be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750504@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:49:01 MDT Monson: Is college football on the brink of a frightening explosion? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745306-77/athletes-football-players-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745306-77/athletes-football-players-college.html.csp">Monson: Is college football on the brink of a frightening explosion?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:44:34.076-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">OK, here’s what is most frightening about a regional National Labor Relations Board approving Northwestern University football players’ request to unionize: the potential unintended or unimagined consequences that could detonate out of that approval. Here’s what most scares a whole lot of college sports fans: the general philosophical shift or acknowledgement that these athletes are, in fact, employees of a school, not just students. While that acknowledgement carries with it much of the same c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57745306@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:44:34 MDT Commentary: Questioning the role of college athletes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743482-82/athletes-parks-rosa-driver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743482-82/athletes-parks-rosa-driver.html.csp">Commentary: Questioning the role of college athletes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jordan weissmann</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T05:16:10.144-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Jordan Weissmann Slate NEW YORK — The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has already been embroiled in a scandal for allowing its athletes to enroll in fake courses for easy credit. Now, the whole controversy has a rather potent visual symbol to go along with it: a 146-word, ungrammatical essay on Rosa Parks that earned an A-. Mary Willingham, who spent a decade tutoring and advising UNC’s jocks before becoming a whistleblower, unveiled the paper during an interview with ESPN. As the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743482@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:16:10 MDT Utah gymnastics: Coaches banking on young(er) talent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57743814-89/athletes-gymnastics-utah-marlowe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57743814-89/athletes-gymnastics-utah-marlowe.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Coaches banking on young(er) talent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T23:33:53.43-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On a recent unofficial recruiting visit to Utah’s gymnastics practice facility, Milan Marlowe Clausi saw where the Utes train, met the team and learned what daily life is like for a Utah gymnast. It was an experience many young talented gymnasts would love to have. But even better than the memories was the would-be souvenir she received. At just 13 years old, Marlowe Clausi was offered a scholarship to Utah. The Utes, one of the top gymnastics programs in the country year in and year out, don’t ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743814@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:33:53 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - March 28, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57741827-227/chris-detrick-staff-photooftheday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57741827-227/chris-detrick-staff-photooftheday.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - March 28, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T22:47:01.793-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake TribuneFlying Ace All Star Austin Cummings demonstrates principles of rotation and angular momentum while performing flips and tricks on a trampoline during the 'The Physics of Freestyle' presentation at the Eccles Center Park City Performing Arts Friday March 28, 2014. This event was designed to help students understand how science is used by winter sports athletes to make them better at their trade.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741827@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:47:01 MDT Utah AD Chris Hill says labor ruling implications are murky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57739433-89/athletes-hill-players-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57739433-89/athletes-hill-players-college.html.csp">Utah AD Chris Hill says labor ruling implications are murky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T22:24:11.681-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill said Thursday that he supports consideration of an increased stipend for student-athletes and even potentially allowing them to pursue endorsement deals, but that on the whole he believes the current NCAA student-athlete model is “pretty successful.” Hill said he’s still digesting Wednesday’s National Labor Relations Board ruling that football players at Northwestern University can unionize, and that it’s too early to say what the implications are, even for Nort...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739433@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:24:11 MDT Student-athletes union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57738450-77/ncaa-players-football-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57738450-77/ncaa-players-football-union.html.csp">Student-athletes union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM DAHLBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:39.572-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They’re battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing. Schools bringing in hundreds of millions in bloated television contracts. Coaches making the kind of salaries that late UCLA legend John Wooden wouldn’t recognize. Athletes insisting on basic rights, if not outright cash. And now a union for football players at Northwestern that would previously hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577384502014-03-28T17:29:39.572-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T17:29:39.572-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738450@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:39 MDT