Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRamogi Huma
IN THE NEWS

Ramogi Huma

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at Northwestern can form a union. “The goal is to make athletes have a seat at the table. Health and safety of athletes is the concern, especially to reduce the risk of brain trauma,” Huma told the Associated Press. “We want to make sure they have an opportunity to hear from us directly.” Colter and Huma were expected to meet with California Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez)
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The group behind the effort to unionize Northwestern athletes isn't interested in advocating for salaries for them. In a forum at the Aspen Institute in Washington on Thursday, College Athletes Players Assn. President Ramogi Huma refuted the notion that the group wants pay for play. “And that's not part of our agenda,” Huma said, according to the event's transcript. “That's one reason why we're here in Washington, D.C. This is not about salary.” Last month, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern athletes are university employees and have the right to form a union.
Advertisement
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | By Chris Feliciano Arnold, guest blogger
The NCAA basketball tournament field is set, and this week an estimated 50 million people will fill out their brackets in a fit of March Madness. Yet almost a year after fans witnessed one of the worst in-game injuries in a generation, college athletes are still fighting for basic healthcare guarantees from the institutions that profit from their sweat and blood. Broken bones come with the territory at high levels of competition, but you know an injury is uniquely awful when the player receives consolatory phone calls from Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Michelle Obama.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at Northwestern can form a union. “The goal is to make athletes have a seat at the table. Health and safety of athletes is the concern, especially to reduce the risk of brain trauma,” Huma told the Associated Press. “We want to make sure they have an opportunity to hear from us directly.” Colter and Huma were expected to meet with California Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez)
SPORTS
October 10, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the injuries, around the natural disaster, headfirst into the discipline, over the other teams. . . . This isn't a football season, it's an obstacle course. UCLA arrives at Game 4 listing but still upright, arguably having had its stability challenged more than its ability, the schedule being one of the few factors that has gone right. For that, the Bruins can be thankful.
SPORTS
January 18, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move believed to be the first attempt by a major union to organize college athletes, a former UCLA football player and United Steelworkers of America will announce today the formation of the Collegiate Athletes Coalition. Ramogi Huma, a linebacker for the Bruins from 1995 through '98, will hold a news conference on campus today to unveil a group comprising virtually every current UCLA football player as well as several former players.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The group behind the effort to unionize Northwestern athletes isn't interested in advocating for salaries for them. In a forum at the Aspen Institute in Washington on Thursday, College Athletes Players Assn. President Ramogi Huma refuted the notion that the group wants pay for play. “And that's not part of our agenda,” Huma said, according to the event's transcript. “That's one reason why we're here in Washington, D.C. This is not about salary.” Last month, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern athletes are university employees and have the right to form a union.
SPORTS
October 29, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I don't know if you can see the scar," Ryan Nece says. Barely. "It goes from here to here." He stretches his right hand over to his left ear, extending the thumb inside the closely cropped dark hair as a pointer, then drags it over the bend of the skull to the other side. "I had an operation," he says. "They cut me open from ear to ear." For the reconstruction. "They pull down your skin, they cut underneath my eyes. I have titanium plates all through here."
SPORTS
October 22, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
UCLA reacted with a combination of amusement and indignation to comments from USC Coach Paul Hackett that Oregon is "the team to beat" in the Pacific 10. The only thing worse than Hackett's timing, coming only days after the Ducks lost at the Rose Bowl, was his foolish belief that the Bruins wouldn't seize on this, on the incorrect assumption that the game in late November will carry on its own emotions. "I don't want to say too much," UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma said, "but it does bother us."
SPORTS
September 5, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Sophomore Jermaine Lewis, who had only 56 carries last season but averaged five yards a carry, on Friday was named UCLA's starting tailback by Coach Bob Toledo, holding off Keith Brown for the opportunity to get the pressure that goes with trying to replace Skip Hicks. "We really pushed," Lewis said of his battle with Brown. "We corrected each other, we encouraged each other. We have a great friendship on and off the field, but we're competitors. "It was a goal of mine since freshman year.
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | By Chris Feliciano Arnold, guest blogger
The NCAA basketball tournament field is set, and this week an estimated 50 million people will fill out their brackets in a fit of March Madness. Yet almost a year after fans witnessed one of the worst in-game injuries in a generation, college athletes are still fighting for basic healthcare guarantees from the institutions that profit from their sweat and blood. Broken bones come with the territory at high levels of competition, but you know an injury is uniquely awful when the player receives consolatory phone calls from Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Michelle Obama.
SPORTS
January 18, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move believed to be the first attempt by a major union to organize college athletes, a former UCLA football player and United Steelworkers of America will announce today the formation of the Collegiate Athletes Coalition. Ramogi Huma, a linebacker for the Bruins from 1995 through '98, will hold a news conference on campus today to unveil a group comprising virtually every current UCLA football player as well as several former players.
SPORTS
October 10, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the injuries, around the natural disaster, headfirst into the discipline, over the other teams. . . . This isn't a football season, it's an obstacle course. UCLA arrives at Game 4 listing but still upright, arguably having had its stability challenged more than its ability, the schedule being one of the few factors that has gone right. For that, the Bruins can be thankful.
SPORTS
August 30, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER
An accumulation of injuries put linebacker Donnie Edwards on the sidelines and his chances of playing in Saturday's season opener against the University of Miami in doubt. Edwards, a key figure in UCLA's 4-3 defense, is suffering from a hip flexor, sore ribs and a sore lower leg. "He doesn't look healthy," said Coach Terry Donahue. "He's trying to practice hurt. "We'll probably turn him loose Saturday and see what happens.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|