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'Sports Professors' Podcast: Recruiting Advantage? BYU Tests the Limits of NIL

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Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss a bold new deal from BYU that gives all football players a chance to earn - even walk-ons.

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: Brigham Young University strikes an NIL deal for all football players.

On the episode, professors Kenneth Shropshire of the Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner of Columbia University discuss Brigham Young University's bold move that allows all football athletes to sign name, image and likeness (NIL) deals. They also catch up on sports news around the world from Afghanistan's female footballers to MLB's Field of Dreams games and the Tokyo Olympics low ratings to Tim Tebow's release from the Jaguars.

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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.