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Kent Wired

Drew Taylor

March Madness: It’s crazy to not pay the athletes

Drew Taylor March 18, 2018

As a lover of college basketball, this month is probably my favorite month of the year. March Madness is here, and it’s as crazy as ever.From Loyola-Chicago’s buzzer-beater against Miami to Buffalo’s...

Cross country distance runner Adam Kendrick talks about his experiences of balancing class work as a student athlete.

Student athletes struggle to manage time between team schedules and class syllabi

Marissa Barnhart May 2, 2014

Junior educational studies major Kelly Baick  is an honors student planning to change her major for the second time. She is also a student athlete.“It’s completely different from high school,” Baick...

Kent Kirker is a junior education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact him at

Opinion: Should college athletes be compensated?

Kent Kirker April 8, 2014

Last Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University football players are technically considered employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize.Now,...

Guest Column: Labor turmoil in college athletics

Dan Thomasson March 31, 2014

Bob was a dirt-poor kid from Pensacola, Fla., when he won a scholarship for football at a Division One school in Mississippi. He had grown up in the kind of poverty most of us can hardly imagine, and the...

Our View: Court says college athletes can unionize

DKS Editors March 30, 2014

In what could go down as a landmark decision with vast implications for the future of college athletics, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled last week that football players at Northwestern...

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