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'Sports Professors' Podcast: How the Blackhawks Failed Plus Thoughts on a Big MLB World Series

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From sexual assault allegations in the NHL to a racist celebration by Atlanta Braves fans at the MLB World Series, sport's chain of command has shown fractures in recent weeks. Co-hosts Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss it on another edition of 'Sports Professors.'

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: how the chain of command operates (and fails) in sport.

Shropshire and Rosner discuss the ways in which the Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL failed in the Kyle Beach sexual assault saga, and how in 2021 such a devastating failure can still happen. Then, a look at MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's comments on the Atlanta Braves and the tomahawk chop, and why the focus is on peripheral stories relating to race and culture at this year's World Series.

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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.