32: The History and Future of the WNBA with Dave Berri

In this episode, Peter speaks with Dave Berri, a Professor of Economics at Southern Utah University at Southern Utah University. He’s also the lead author of two revolutionary sports analytics books – The Wages of Wins and Stumbling on Wins. They discuss the history and future of the WNBA and how it compares with other professional sports leagues. You can follow him on twitter here.

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22: College Athlete Compensation Economics with Andy Schwarz

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the economics of college athlete compensation with Andy Schwarz. Andy is an partner at the economic consulting firm OSKR, contributor for Vice Sports and blogger at Sportsgeekonomics. He also co-authored the article The Ninth Circuit Decision in O’Bannon and the Fallacy of Fragile Demand with Richard J. Volante, which was included in the latest edition of the Marquette Sports Law Review. You can follow him on twitter at @andyhre.

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21: Lawyerball with Charles H. Martin

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the MASN television rights fees lawsuit between the Orioles and the Nationals with Charles H. Martin. Charles is the author of Lawyerball: The Courtroom Battle of the Orioles Against the Nationals and MLB for the Future of Baseball. We discuss his book and the details and implications of this ongoing lawsuit in this episode.  You can visit his website here and follow him on twitter at @Every1sGuide.

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20: Deflategate Update with Ian Gunn

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the Second Circuit’s recent Deflategate ruling with Ian Gunn. Ian is the first repeat guest for the Sports Law Biz Podcast as well as its inaugural guest. He also is a staff writer for the Sports Esquires, where he has written extensively about Deflategate as well as other legal issues. You can find an archive of his posts on the Sports Esquires here and follow him on twitter at @IanPGunn.

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19: MLB Fan-Safety Lawsuit with Nathaniel Grow

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the recent fan safety class action lawsuit brought against MLB with Nathaniel Grow, Associate Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Nathaniel is also the author of the book Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption, a number of sports-related law review articles, and some sports-law posts on the website Fangraphs. His most recent Fangraphs post, which we discuss in this podcast episode, is entitled MLB Scores Important Victory in Fan-Safety Lawsuit. He is one of the top baseball legal analysts on the internet. You can follow him on twitter at @NathanielGrow.

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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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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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