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Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Calling the NCAA a "dictatorship," a handful of Northwestern football players announced they are forming the first labor union for college athletes — one they hope will eventually represent players nationwide. AP photo.

Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Calling the NCAA a "dictatorship," a handful of Northwestern football players announced they are forming the first labor union for college athletes — one they hope will eventually represent players nationwide. AP photo.

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The goal: an attempt to revolutionize the way collegiate athletes are treated.