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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31: Leveling the Playing Field with Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard

In this episode, Peter speaks with Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard, assistant general counsel for a professional sports franchise and host of the Leveling the Playing Field podcast. They discuss Bobbi-Sue’s career trajectory as well as her new podcast, which features women in sports. You can find the iTunes link for her podcast here and you can reach her on twitter here. You definitely don’t want to miss out on her wisdom on twitter, both personally and professionally!

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29: Sports Law at an International Law Firm with Brian Socolow

In this episode, Peter speaks with Brian Socolow, the Co-Chair of the Sports group at Loeb & Loeb, an international law firm. Brian speaks about his career as an attorney practicing “sports law” at a large law firm, including the challenges and opportunities that he has encountered. This podcast will be of particular interest to law students and lawyers interested in pursuing a career in sports law.

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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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27: NFL Player Health with Chris Deubert

In this episode, Peter speaks with Chris Deubert, a Senior Law and Ethics Associate for the Law and Ethics initiative of the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. Chris has wide ranging sports law experience and combined his experience with that of his co-authors I. Glenn Cohen and Holly Fernandez Lynch in order to produce a report suggesting recommendations to improve the health of football players. The study is wide-ranging and our discussion serves as an introduction to it. You can read the study online here or purchase a print copy at cost here.

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26: MLB Service Time Manipulation with Pat Kessock

In this episode, Peter speaks with Pat Kessock, a law student and Boston College School of Law and author of the article Out of Service: Does Service Time Manipulation Violate Major League Baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement?, which was published in the September 2016 issue of the Boston College Law Review. Peter and Pat speak about service time manipulation in Major League Baseball and the various proposed solutions to this issue.

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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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24: Sports Law Biz Podcast Update

Hi everyone – you may have noticed that the Sports Law Biz Podcast did not put out any new episodes over the past couple of months. That’s because I have been busy with work and other obligations. But, with a new year comes more free time and a renewed dedication to releasing podcast episodes.

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23: HGH-Gate with Dan Werly

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the recent “HGH-Gate” NFL interviews with Dan Werly. Dan is the founder and managing editor of the White Bronco, a leading sports-law blog. If you like this podcast and have not yet checked out the White Bronco, you should definitely check it out. . You can follow him on twitter at @WerlySportsLaw.

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