Video: NU 'prepares student-athletes for life'

Video: NU 'prepares student-athletes for life'

Union talks have put Northwestern in the news the last few months. The school didn’t expect it and it didn’t want it. In an effort to show its student-athletes are just that – student-athletes – the school posted an Instagram video that features WR Tony Jones spinning a football and then a book while wearing team gear. Jones then tosses the book in the air, spins and catches a work bag while donning a suit.

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Here’s the text to the tweet @NU_Sports tweeted out with the video: “‘It’s not a four-year decision, it’s a 40-year decision.’ Northwestern prepares #B1GCats student-athletes for life.”

.@tojo_6 can do more than just play football. He's Prepared For Life. #B1GCats

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Whether you think student-athletes deserve a piece of the pie, it’s hard to ignore that the perk of a free education is forgotten way too often in today’s landscape.

About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.
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