The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just ruled that football players are private schools are University Employees. So the players at TCU and Baylor now have a different status than those at the other 8 schools. It is going to be interesting to see how this impacts the league and the NCAA.
The NLRB has hopes that this will allow these players to at least make demands even if they don’t Unionize, and force the NCAA schools to pay their players. The NLRB is banking that the 16 schools affected can force the other 112 schools to pay players and let them unionize.
It’s yet to be seen what happens as Trump puts people on the NLRB, and how he supports or doesn’t support these rulings. Still they’ve been made, and things will never be the same again.
Will these players simply go on like nothing had happened? Will they organize, and pursue this? If they do will it result in all the public schools agreeing to the same structure, or will they have to force the private schools out of the NCAA ?