Marquette and Penn State sports law experts to discuss the future of college sports in “On the Issues” May 27

May 26, 2021

Matthew MittenStephen RossMILWAUKEE — Matthew Mitten, executive director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School, and Steve Ross, executive director of the Penn State University Center for the Study of Sports in Society, will be featured guests discussing the future of college sports in an upcoming virtual “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, May 27.

The discussion will be available at 12:15 p.m. on the Marquette Law School website.

The featured conversation will cover the potential for seismic shifts in college athletics from Alston v. NCAA, an antitrust case awaiting decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, and federal legislation that would give athletes new opportunities to make money by selling their “name, image, and likeness” rights while still in college. The Alston case centers on the NCAA’s ability to require member schools to limit athletic scholarships to “non-cash education-related benefits.” Guests will also address whether the current model of college sports is soon to be obsolete and what significant changes in the model or the law would mean for student-athletes, universities, and fans.

The virtual “On the Issues” is available to the general public.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

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