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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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College athletes employees of school? No way

Are college athletes on scholarship employees of the school? A National Labor Relations Board ruling says they are, opening the door for Northwestern University football players to unionize. Editor Don Whitten disagrees with the ruling and explains his stance on the issue. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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    Mizzou’s in the west, regardless of what SEC says

    Since they’re new to the Southeastern Conference, Missouri Tigers fans were kind enough not to make a big deal about the SEC’s apparent problems with geography and what’s east and what’s west. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the alignment problems major conferences are having and what would appear to be a simple solution for the SEC. (November 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Coaching searches were once very public

      There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Coaching merry-go-round has to stop at UM

        All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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