Sports Professors: Jon Gruden Fallout, NWSL Strife and Power in Sport


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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 assault allegations and subsequent labor strife between the National Women's Soccer League and its players. What do Gruden's emails and the NWSL scandal tell us about who wields power in sports and the precarity of these institutions?

'Sports Professors' is a bimonthly production of the Global Sport Matters Podcast, 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.

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