How a Tweet Revealed the Difficulties of College Athlete Unionization

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Sports Illustrated

By Richard Johnson An account made waves by claiming the first union chapter will be at Penn State, but that wasn’t accurate. The reality is much more complex. View the original article to see embedded media. INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford says he’s focused on his next five days. That’s how long he and his teammates have until they start fall camp to prep for the 2022 season following an appearance at Big Ten media days. But it was the five days preceding his appearance that briefly seemed to promise seismic change to college athletics. It appeared on social media that Cli…

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