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'Sports Professors' Podcast: The Gray Area of NIL in High School

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Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss Olympic athletes and mental health as well as how the push for name, image and likeness in high school sports could lead to increasing pressure on young athletes.

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. This week: NIL in high schools.

On this episode, professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the latest sports news from the struggle for Olympic athletes hoping to maintain their mental health at the Tokyo Games to the changing of the Cleveland MLB team name. The two professors then move onto what name, image and likeness (NIL) looks like in high school athletics and how allowing NIL monetization could cause a burnout in these young athletes.

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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 30-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.