28: Girls and Women in Sports with Nancy Hogshead-Makar

In this episode, Peter speaks with Nancy Hogshead-Makar, an Olympic Swimmer and CEO of Champion Women, an advocacy organization for girls and women in sports. Topics covered include Title IX and combating sexual abuse. These topics might be difficult to listen to, but the discussion is important. Champion Women has opportunities for research assistants if you are interested. You can follow Nancy on twitter here.

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25: Working in College Sports with Kyle Brennan

In this episode, Peter speaks with Kyle Brennan, Deputy Athletic Director at the University of Utah, about his career and what it is like to work in a college athletics department. Topics covered include: how to break into working in college sports, issues that arise in the job, and the benefits that come from this work.

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17: NCAA Issues with Joe Nocera

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses current challenges to the NCAA’s structure with Joe Nocera, an award-winning sports-business columnist for the New York Times. Joe’s most recent book, co-authored with Ben Strauss, is entitled Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA. In this interview, we discuss his research and opinions about problems with how the NCAA operates. You can follow Joe on twitter at @NoceraNYT.

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16: Sustainability in Sports with Brian McCullough

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses protections for student athletes with Brian McCullough, Assistant Professor of Sport Administration & Leadership at Settle University, where he serves as the coordinator of the new Sport Sustainability Leadership graduate specialization and certificate program. In this interview, we discuss the past, present and future of sustainability in the world of sports. You can follow Brian on twitter at @mcculloughbrian.

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14: Protecting Student Athletes with Jonathan Stahler

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses protections for student athletes with Jonathan Stahler. Jonathan is an associate and certified NBPA agent at iP Agency and has written extensively about sports and entertainment issues in various forums. This discussion is based on his article published in the Spring 2014 issue of the ASU Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, entitled “Creating an Equitable Playing Field: Vital Protections for Male Athletes in Revenue-Generating Sports who are predominantly African-American.” You can follow Jonathan on twitter at @JMStahler3. Additionally, a link to his article is found here, courtesy of the ASU Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.

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13: Morals Clauses with Kelly Jones

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses morals clauses with Kelly Jones. Kelly is Senior Counsel at Under Armour, an apparel and footwear company. She has years of experience negotiating endorsement contracts (among other types of contracts) on both sides of the bargaining table, previously representing athletes and currently representing a company that  seeks athlete endorsement of its products. In this interview, she provides insight into why morals clauses exist and how these clauses operate in the “real world.” This discussion covers good contractual drafting and negotiation principles for all lawyers, including sports lawyers.

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12: NCAA Transgender Student-Athlete Policy with Elliot Rozenberg

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the NCAA’s transgender student-athlete policy with Elliot Rozenberg. Elliot wrote an article about the problems associated with the NCAA’s relatively new policy for transgender athletes that was published in the Spring 2015 edition of the Sports Lawyers Journal entitled “The NCAA’s Transgender Student-Athlete Policy: How Attempting To Be More Inclusive Has Led to Gender and Gender-Identity Discrimination.”

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11: Ethical Issues for Lawyer-Agents with Jeff Meehan

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses potential ethical issues faced by lawyer-agents in the sports world with Jeff Meehan.  Jeff wrote an article about the particular challenges faced by sports agents who are also lawyers that was published in the Spring 2014 edition of the Sports Lawyers Journal entitled “Harvard or Hardball? An Examination of Ethical Issues Faced by Lawyer-Agents.” Although many sports agents have law degrees, the rules of professional conduct that lawyers are subject to potentially expose these lawyer-agents to greater liability than their peers. These are issues not commonly examined, and Jeff explores them in depth during the course of our discussion and in his article.

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10: College Athletic Apparel Deals with David Teel

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the University of Virginia’s recent extension of its athletic apparel deal with Nike with David Teel, an award-winning columnist for the Daily Press, an newspaper that covers the Hampton Roads metro area of Virginia. Interestingly enough, neither Nike nor the University of Virginia seemed eager to publicize the deal much, which provides an interesting contrast to past agreements between universities and athletic apparel companies. Mr. Teel provides an interesting and informed perspective into this current deal and how these deals have evolved over time. You can follow Mr. Teel on twitter here or order his book “Press Pass: Thirty Years of Bylines, Headlines and Deadlines” here. Mr. Teel was able to learn about this detail through his reporting work.

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