Faculty from colleges across Penn State collaborate on activities, events and research under the auspices of the Penn State Center for the Study of Sports in Society.
- Center Director Steve Ross, together with retired labor and employment relations professorr Doug Allen and two other sports law professors, recently drafted and proposed federal legislation to regulate licensing of name, image and likeness (NIL) rights for college athletes. Key provisions contrast with NCAA proposals by allowing transparent group licensing for an entire team and allow players’ licensing agencies to cooperate with universities to allow official sponsors to use both university logos and players’ NIL. The text of the draft bill is HERE.
- On April 3, Center for Sports Director Steve Ross participated in a global virtual conversation on the effect of the pandemic on sports, with scholars and observers specializing in the UK, South Africa, Asia, Australia, and Native Americans, organized by the Global Sports Institute at Arizona State. You can access the 90-minute program HERE. Comments to Ross welcomed at email@example.com.
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