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Global Sport Matters Podcast Presents: Sports Professors with Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner

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Professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the unmatched power fans possess to shift the course of sport on this episode of Sports Professors, brought to you by Global Sport Matters and Columbia University.

Global Sport Matters Podcast Presents, in collaboration with Columbia University Sports Management: Sports Professors, where Professors Kenneth Shropshire & Scott Rosner discuss the 101 on what happened in sports business. Each episode gives you a quick recap of the past week in sports before diving deeper into a bigger topic to look at what's happening and why it matters.

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In their first episode, Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner first examine the viability of the Olympics, which is set to take place in Tokyo this year despite rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country and calls for cancellation by Japanese citizens.

Next, the two professors dive into the impact of fan activism and the power people have to change the course of sports history. In the discussion they look at recent examples of fans halting the European Super League from moving forward and protests of Northwestern University Athletic Director hire Mike Polisky amid lawsuit controversy that led to his departure just 10 days into the job.

About the hosts:

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Chief Executive Officer for the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University
Professor Shropshire is CEO of the Global Sport Institute and the adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University. He took on this current leadership role following  a thirty-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Click here for more.

Scott Rosner | Professor of Professional Practice; Academic Director, M.S. in Sports Management Program, School of Professional Studies
As Academic Director of the Master of Science in Sports Management program, Scott Rosner leads all programmatic and curricular development efforts, creates professional development opportunities for students, and manages all strategic planning efforts for the program, including marketing, enrollment, student life, and alumni affairs. Rosner is also a Professor of Professional Practice, teaching graduate-level courses in the discipline of Sports Management. Click here for more.