Head football coach Pat Fitzgerald of the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Oct. 8, 2022. (Michael Reaves / Getty Images via CNN)

The investigation determined that Fitzgerald and other coaching staff members did not know about the hazing, but “there had been opportunities for them to discover and report the hazing conduct,” the university said in a news release.

A rendering of a planned new Ryan Field in Evanston. (Credit: Northwestern University)

“This is more than just a football stadium. This is going to become, we believe, an amazing community asset,” Coach Pat Fitzgerald said.

Northwestern University football coach Pat Fitzgerald appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

The winningest football coach in Northwestern University’s history talks about leadership – and why his team has been successful academically.

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday announced that Northwestern University’s scholarship football athletes would not be allowed to form a union, despite a 2014 NLRB ruling that states the players are university employees. Joining us to discuss the details of the NLRB decision is Eldon Ham, a Chicago-Kent College of Law professor and sports legal analyst for WSCR 670 The Score.

The National Labor Relations Board has overturned its historic March 2014 decision to treat Northwestern University scholarship football student-athletes as employees, and ruled on Monday that the players will not be allowed to form a union.