Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


The Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

The Death of College Sports?


Kenneth Shropshire

Kenneth Shropshire will consider "The Death of College Sports?" The days of raccoon skin coats and games free of the impact of money are long gone. Those immersed in college sports often speak of an economic arms race. The dollars flow to bigger and better facilities, higher paid coaches and in various forms to the athletes themselves. This race is fueled by the realignment of college conferences and the huge media rights deals signed over the past few years. This talk will focus on this evolution and whether or not the new form of college sports signifies the death of college sports as it has long been known.

Professor Shropshire is an author, attorney, consultant, educator, and the David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Shropshire is also the Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and a past president of the Sports Lawyers Association. He is the author of numerous books including "Negotiate Like the Pros," McGraw-Hill (2009). His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, and on National Public Radio.