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Vote at Northwestern College could change college sports forever

A vote today at Northwestern could change college sports.
Football players cast secret ballots today - on whether to form the country's first union for college athletes.

But the results of today's vote won't be revealed for weeks or even months..
Because the university is challenging the efforts to unionize the football team.

A regional Director for the National Labor Relations board ruled in March that the student athletes could unionize because of the amount of time they dedicate to their sport.
But the board has agreed to hear an appeal of that ruling.

Until then, the vote results will be secret.