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  1. NCAA coaches reaping benefits, economist testifies in O'Bannon la...

    Tom Farrey and Lester Munson

    Economist Roger Noll doesn't have the name recognition of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, but he might be just as important to the future of college athletics. Noll spent an entire day testifying Tuesday in the O'Bannon-NCAA trial.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
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  4. Ed O'Bannon lawsuit against NCAA over paying players set to begin...

    Lester Munson

    A trial beginning Monday will decide whether the NCAA must pay college athletes for its use of their likenesses in television broadcasts, video games and other consumer products.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  5. Northwestern football players poised for historic vote on whether...

    Tom Farrey and Lester Munson

    The vote on Friday by members of Northwestern University football team about whether to unionize represents a historic moment in college sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  6. NLRB decision very well-reasoned

    Lester Munson

    The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, Peter Sung Ohr, ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University football players are university employees and entitled to an election that will determine whether they can form a uni...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. NLRB's Northwestern ruling to be issued

    Lester Munson and Tom Farrey

    With all due respect to the glories of the Sweet Sixteen, the center of the college sports universe for the next couple of days is a government office on the ninth floor of a landmark building downtown in Chicago. In that office, the regional dire...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  8. National Labor Relations Board official set to decide on Northwes...

    Lester Munson and Tom Farrey

    The National Labor Relations Board is set to decide whether scholarship football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees who can form a union.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Had to knock these out real quick before doing the lunch links in our new ice dancing blog. Kain Colter made his case to the National Labor Relations Board. Our Lester Munson offers his take on the testimony. The high school coach of Wisconsin'...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  10. Northwestern University players' union attempt gets under way Wed...

    Lester Munson

    At 9 Wednesday morning, a group of Northwestern University football players will line up against their university in a National Labor Relations Board hearing that could lead to historic, landmark change for college sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  11. Murky facts lead to clear decision

    Lester Munson

    Three key factors led a Florida state attorney to conclude that he could not file a sexual assault charge against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Major lapses in the accuser's memory, her level of intoxication at the time of the incident...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  12. Next steps crucial for QB, woman

    Lester Munson

    What we know about a sexual assault allegation against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is confusing because of the investigation's timing, leaks of only portions of the would-be case to the media, and conflicting stories from law enforcement...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  13. Munson on the Paterno lawsuit

    Brian Bennett senior writer and legal analyst Lester Munson weighs in on the Paterno family lawsuit versus the NCAA that was filed on Thursday: "There is nothing subtle or nuanced about the lawsuit. It is nothing less than a frontal assault on everything...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  14. Lester Munson: Latest Penn State-related lawsuit against NCAA pic...

    Lester Munson

    When Penn State president Rodney Erickson signed the agreement with the NCAA in July that imposed severe punishments on the university for its role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, one of the goals of the agreement was to "change the culture that allow...

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  15. Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax - A lawsuit could arise from the case,...

    Lester Munson

    Whether Manti Te'o was a victim of a hoax or one of its participants, the bizarre scenario involving a nonexistent girlfriend raises the possibility of legal repercussions. Some legal questions surrounding the case and their answers: Q: Is anyone i...

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  16. Pennsylvania governor's lawsuit against NCAA over Penn State sanc...

    Lester Munson

    In a federal lawsuit filed on Monday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett attacks the NCAA and the sanctions applied to Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Corbett and his lawyers claim the NCAA violated the nation's antitrust laws whe...

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  17. Former PSU president Graham Spanier's indictment shows lengths ad...

    Lester Munson

    Notes made public after a grand jury in Harrisburg, Penn., investigated the Penn State and Jerry Sandusky scandal offer a detailed account of a vigorous and relentless attempt by Penn State officials to cover up Sandusky's predations and to protect the reputation of their football program.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2012
  18. Jerry Sandusky sentence, while just, could have been harsher to r...

    Lester Munson

    The judge was careful, and he was scrupulous in his implementation of the law of Pennsylvania that applies to Jerry Sandusky's crimes. But how about some outrage? Wouldn't it have been better if the judge had said something like 199 years, a better matchup of crime and punishment?

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012