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'Sport Matters' Podcast: 9 Judges Unanimously Rule Against NCAA

Why this matters

Supreme court ruling against the NCAA on college athlete compensation cap sets new precedent for college sport and the amateurism model.

On the latest 'Sports Matters' episode of the Global Sport Matters podcast, Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth L. Shropshire and award-winning journalist William C. Rhoden discuss the Supreme Court's ruling against the National Collegiate Athletic Association and how it could relate to name, image and likeness (NIL) opportunities for NCAA athletes.

As the cap on college athlete compensation will be lifted on education-related benefits, like scholarships and paid internships, the two discuss the new precedent this rare unanimous ruling could set for NIL earnings for athletes and the redefining of 'amateurism' in college sports.

'Sport Matters' episodes arrive once per month to the Global Sport Matters podcast. From academia to media, Ken and Bill discuss the edges of sport, unpacking race and culture beyond the game.

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About the hosts:

Professor Kenneth L. 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 30-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

William C. Rhoden is a columnist and Editor-at-Large for The Undefeated, ESPN’s news site about sports, race, and culture. He is the curator of the Rhoden Fellows and is also the author of several books, including 40 Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete. Before joining The Undefeated, Rhoden wrote an award-winning sports column for the New York Times and appeared as a guest on ESPN’s Sports Reporters for nearly 30 years. Rhoden began his journalism career as a news reporter at the Baltimore Afro American Newspaper. He was a senior editor with Ebony Magazine and then a columnist and jazz critic for the Baltimore Sun. Rhoden attended Morgan State University in Baltimore where he majored in English.