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

April 3, 2014  • Keosha Varela

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: