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Guest host and producer Karen Given talks with award-winning sports writer Shalise Manza Young and Scott Brooks, Sociologist and Director of Research at Global Sport Institute, about the 'glass cliff' phenomenon across sports leagues and teams. The three look at the various ways the 'glass cliff' plays out in recent stories from David Culley to Mik…
 
Guest host and producer Karen Given tells the story of Fitz Hill, former head football coach at San Jose State University, and the phenomenon of the 'glass cliff' in sports. Starting from his personal experience, Fitz Hill along with George Cunningham of Texas A&M uncover the pattern of bias that hinders many coaches of color from gaining leadershi…
 
On the episode, Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth L. Shropshire and award-winning journalist William C. Rhoden of The Undefeated are joined by Global Sport Institute Research Director Scott N. Brooks to discuss the imprisonment of WNBA star Brittney Griner in Russia and how it's being handled (or not) by the U.S. government. Why was she arrested, …
 
On this episode, Kenneth L. Shropshire is joined by Scott Brooks from Global Sport Institute and Piara Powar, Executive Director of Fare Network, an organization fighting inequality in football. Piara gives insight into the view of American sports from a European lens, the power dynamic in European sports and ownership, as well as how the death of …
 
On a special episode of Sport Matters, host and CEO of Global Sport Institute Kenneth L. Shropshire is joined by Scott N. Brooks, Director of Research at Global Sport Institute as well as Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director of Maties Sports at Stellenbosch University, S. Africa to revisit Ken's book, In Black and White: Race and Sports in America, si…
 
On a special episode of Sport Matters, CEO of the Global Sport Institute Kenneth L. Shropshire and award-winning journalist William C. Rhoden of The Undefeated are joined by author and sports law professor N. Jeremi Duru of American University to discuss the breaking news of Brian Flores' lawsuit against the National Football League. The three brea…
 
On the show, professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the new NCAA constitution, the power shift to bigger conferences, and the role of athletics in higher education. 'Sports Professors' is a bimonthly production of the Global Sport Matters Podcast, where professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the 101 on what happen…
 
On the episode, CEO of the Global Sport Institute Kenneth L. Shropshire and award-winning journalist William C. Rhoden of The Undefeated run the gamut on topics from sports to cinema. The two discuss the complexity of race and culture overlaying the firing of Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, the turn of events with Antonio Brown and the Tamp…
 
This week on the show, a deep dive into Urban Meyer's tenure and downfall with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Arizona State's Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss the hire of Urban Meyer and its precedent in football history, why Meyer didn't work in the NFL, and what the Me…
 
On the show, CEO of the Global Sport Institute Kenneth L. Shropshire and award-winning journalist William C. Rhoden of The Undefeated dig deeper into the decision by top recruit Travis Hunter to choose Jackson State University and head coach Deion Sanders over Florida State, what it means in the wider history of HBCU football, and whether it signal…
 
This week on the show, a look at a tumultuous time in sports business from college to the pros to international competition. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Arizona State's Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss the holdout by the Women's Tennis Association against the Chinese government on the heels of Peng …
 
Guest producer Karen Given hosts a women's basketball roundtable, exploring how the sport can become more equitable, what research shows us about fandom and passion around women's hoops, and how to grow the sport as the NCAA and other social factors stand in the way. Joining Given are Dr. Nicole LaVoi, director of the Tucker Center at the Universit…
 
This week on the show, a deep dive into two high-profile absences in the NFL and NBA. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Arizona State's Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss the drama surrounding Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers as well as Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers and what these public feu…
 
Guest host and producer Karen Given tells the intertwining stories of Muffet McGraw and Marianne Stanley, two pioneering women's basketball coaches who have seen the changes in the sport from before Title IX until now. The two discuss the challenges in travel, treatment and compensation in the early days of NCAA women's basketball, the lawsuits tha…
 
This week on the show, a closer look at sport's chain of command. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Arizona State's Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University 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 happe…
 
Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth L. Shropshire and sportswriter William C. Rhoden of The Undefeated examine the latest news in the NFL, including the continued fallout over the investigation into the Washington Football Team and Jon Gruden and what it tells us about the racial power dynamics in the league, as well as the role a young, successful …
 
This week on the show, a closer look at power dynamics in U.S. pro sports. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss the fallout from Jon Gruden's resignation and the ongoing NFL investigation into the Washington Football Team and former president Bruce Allen as well as the sexual…
 
In Part Two of "Breaking the Fix: A Story of Segregated Baseball in South Africa" guest host Jerome Allen looks at the current state of Coloured baseball in the Cape Town area and the rest of South Africa through the lens of the Athlone Athletics and what the future holds for the South African pastime. Sports historian Lou Moore of Grand Valley Sta…
 
Guest host Jerome Allen begins the story of the Athlone Athletics (A’s), a Coloured South African Baseball team borne out of survival against White domineering post-Apartheid. In Part One, team founders Mervyn Wedel and Sean Campbell tell their story while sports historian Lou Moore of Grand Valley State University draws parallels with baseball’s s…
 
This week on the show, it's all about labor, from the NFL to the NCAA. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson representing himself in contract extension negotiations with the Baltimore Ravens as well as a new National Labor Relations Board memo stat…
 
In "There's No Scoreboard in the Office: Inside the Athlete's Journey, Part 2," guest host and producer, Karen Given sits down with Dr. Shannon McHugh, psychologist and co-founder of the Post-Game Players' Lounge, and Dr. Scott Brooks, sociologist and director of research at the Global Sport Institute, to discuss the physical and mental health chal…
 
On the show, professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner catch up on the latest news in sports from Simone Biles and gymnasts testifying against the FBI handling of Nassar case to the smash opening weekend for sports gambling in the NFL. The professors then hit the big topic of St. Louis denying dismissal of lawsuit against the Rams after rel…
 
A new two-part series from producer Karen Given. In part one, Karen explores the journey of former professional basketball player Russell Hinder. Following his career from amateur to pro, Russell finds himself at the end of his competition days and must now navigate his new identity, relationships, and find new purpose outside of the sport he’s liv…
 
On the show, professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner dissect the bizarre scandal of the week, which is the Bishop Sycamore HS game and the role of youth sport today. The two also discuss the U.S. Tennis Open where top all-stars are out from injury and move on to the investigation into Urban Meyer's controversial comments about player cuts an…
 
On the episode, hosts Kenneth L. Shropshire of the Global Sport Institute and William C. Rhoden of ESPN's The Undefeated delve into the 5-year anniversary of Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem and connect the thread of tension between Kap and white fans to the 17-year anniversary of the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl retold on Netf…
 
On the show, 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 deals. They also catch up on sports news around the world from Afghanistan's female footballers to MLB's Field of Dreams game…
 
On the show, professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner look at the trickle-down effect of name, image and likeness (NIL) on high school athletes and the potential impact on players' mental health. The two also discuss the move by Oklahoma and Texas from Big 12 to Southeastern Conference (SEC), the changing mindset around mental health at th…
 
With the Tokyo Olympics underway, Global Sport Institute's Kenneth L. Shropshire and William C. Rhoden of ESPN's The Undefeated discuss the dilemma of being a Black athlete at the Olympics representing a country amidst waves of unrest and systemic racism. Do you raise the American flag in pride or do you raise your fist in protest? Stay up-to-date …
 
Listen to "The Lived Experience of a Transgender Athlete: Part 1", here. We want to hear from you! Tell us about a your story of 'belonging in sport'. Share your story here. Global Sport Matters Digital Issue: Beyond the Binary in Sport. Click here.By Katrina Karkazis, Chelsea Wolfe, Karen Given, Ashland Johnson, Cyd Zeigler, Kenneth Shropshire
 
Kenneth L. Shropshire and William C. Rhoden discuss the imbalance of sport as entertainment for fans and the disregard for the humans behind the jerseys. From the recent string of incidences - sports fan throwing popcorn on Russell Westbrook and water bottle thrown at Kyrie Irving - to the ongoing battle for players' rights in college and the name,…
 
We want to hear from you! Share what this past year has been like for you and your story may be included in our future podcast. Share your story here. Next event from Global Sport Matters Live: Now & Then - How Sport Has Transformed. Register for the event here. Global Sport Matters Digital Issue: Now & Then - How Sport Has Transformed. Click here.…
 
Global Sport Matters Live: How The NFL Moves Forward. Register for the event here. NOlympians Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond Resource Links: Jules’ article: Klete Keller: From Gold Medalist to Capitol Insurrectionist https://www.thenation.com/article/society/klete-keller-trump/ AP: 80% say Tokyo Oly…
 
Joining the discussion: Jeremy Goldberg | President of LeagueApps Jeremy Goldberg is the President & Quarterback of LeagueApps, a sports technology company headquartered in New York City, where he oversees the marketing, business development, community and impact functions. LeagueApps, the operating system and community for the youth sports industr…
 
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