Why this matters
Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the deeper meaning of Team USA Basketball's early exhibition game losses as well as examining the impact of Stephen A. Smith's comments on Shohei Ohtani by drawing from historic moments in sports.
On this episode, professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the latest sports news from Team USA basketball exhibition games leading up to the Olympics to the business of MLB Home Run Derby and All-Star Game. The hosts also weigh in on ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith's allegedly xenophobic comments about MLB Star Shohei Ohtani. Drawing from other broadcast missteps in sports, Shropshire and Rosner examine the road to redemption within the context of historic and current social climates.
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.
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.