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Kenneth L. Shropshire is the David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Faculty Director of its Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Professor of Africana Studies. Shropshire hosts The Business of Sports show on Sirius XM Radio, and he teaches the Coursera course The Global Business of Sports, which has reached 30,000 global students. He is also Special Counsel to the global law firm Duane Morris LLP. He has consulted with the NCAA, Major League Baseball, National Football League, and the United States Olympic Committee. Follow him @KenShropshire.


"Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand the critical leadership challenges in sports today." --Stephen M. Ross, Owner, Miami Dolphins "The power and money are still not available to all, regardless of gender, race, and sexual orientation. Shropshire shows how we can make deeper progress toward leveling the playing field." --Billie Jean King, Former World #1 Tennis Champion and Activist "Kenneth L. Shropshire's Sport Matters is nothing short of essential reading...This book should be read by all of those who are interested in, or even curious about, sports." --Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and author of more than one dozen books "A seminal contribution to our understanding of the power structures...of the American sports enterprise today. A must read for all who are seriously interested in the...broader meaning and consequences of sport in America today." --Harry Edwards, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and Consultant, National Football League and National Basketball Association "The concerns and solutions set forth in Sport Matters are invaluable for those focused on improving sport and its impact around the globe." --Mori Taheripour, Former Senior Advisor, Sport for Development, US Agency for International Development (USAID) "In Sport Matters, Kenneth L. Shropshire...attests to sport's ability to combat racial, gender, and social inequities in sports and throughout society. It is a must read for anyone who wishes to see sports as a means for social change." --Richard E. Lapchick, Chair, DeVos Sport Business Management Program, University of Central Florida, and Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport "Sport Matters confirms that Ken Shropshire is the nation's most thoughtful and incisive voice on issues of sport and society... It is a brilliant exploration and a must read for anyone who questions what sport means to our society." --N. Jeremi Duru, Law Professor, American University, and Author, Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL "Highly recommended for those who wish to understand the need for respect in the world of sports and beyond." --Patrick T. Harker, President, University of Delaware

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