WATCH: College Athlete Union Reps Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma at the Aspen Institute

April 3, 2014

Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association, and former Wildcat quarterback Kain Colter — leaders of the movement to unionize college sports — at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. (Photo Credit: Steve Johnson)

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One week after a National Labor Relations Board regional office decided that football players at Northwestern University are in fact employees, the leaders of that movement — former Wildcat quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association — joined the Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program Director and ESPN reporter Tom Farrey for a moderated conversation about college athletics, and later a Q&A session with reporters. 

In the video clip below, Colter explains why he thinks college athletes need union representation.

Huma discussed what he hopes to see from a college athlete’s union, including more long-term health and tuition benefits, and more support to increase graduation rates among college players. 

Prominent press coverage of Colter and Huma’s conversation can be found below: