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January 29, 2014

Sports Briefs - Jan. 29, 2014

WC hosts basketball player reunion

The Weatherford College Basketball Booster Club is hosting a player reunion Saturday, Feb. 1 during WC’s games against Southwestern Christian College. Tip-off for the women’s game is 2 p.m. and the men’s game begins at 4 p.m., at the Betty Jo Crumm Graber Athletic Center on the WC campus.

“The Booster Club is looking forward to seeing former players and meeting their families,” said Traci McKinley, event organizer. “Especially the children—future Coyotes to run with the pack!”

Former players will each receive a throwback Coyote T-shirt and be recognized during the festivities. The event will include some “fun and games” during the two halftimes. Players will also gather at The Pizza Place after the games to catch up and reminisce.

For more information on the reunion, contact the Athletics Office at 817-598-6355.

 

College athletes take step to form union 

CHICAGO (AP) — Calling the NCAA a “dictatorship,” a handful of Northwestern football players announced Tuesday they are forming the first labor union for college athletes — one they hope will eventually represent players nationwide.

Quarterback Kain Colter detailed the College Athletes Players Association at a news conference in Chicago, flanked by leaders of United Steelworkers union, who are ending their organizing expertise to the effort. Colter said the NCAA dictates terms to its hundreds of member schools and thousands of college athletes, leaving players with little or no say about financial compensation questions or how to improve their own safety.

“The current model represents a dictatorship,” he said.

CAPA’s president, former UCLA football player Ramogi Huma, said it is an issue of fairness for a game that generates billions “off the players’ talent.” Not only don’t college athletes get paid, he said, but scholarships typically don’t cover many basic living expenses.

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