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'Sports Professors' Podcast: College Football Playoff Expansion

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Professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the proposed changes to a 12-team format in college football playoffs and how impacts future competition.

The Global Sport Matters Podcast presents, in collaboration with Columbia University Sports Management, 'Sports Professors,' where Professors Kenneth Shropshire and 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.

On the episode, professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the latest in sports news, including: Naomi Osaka’s decision to skip Wimbledon, Christian Eriksen’s hospitalization and the decision to resume of the game at Euro 2020, as well as sponsorship issues with Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and the National Football League.

The main topic dives into the proposal of college football playoffs expansion to a 12-team format as the professors explore the impact the decision could have on athletes, Name, Image and Likeness (NIL), schools, and the Pac-12 by opening up more opportunities and more competition. 

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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.