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A View of College Athletics from a Board of Regents Seat

University of Michigan Regent Jordan Acker joins the podcast to discuss the role of the Board of Regents relative to athletics issues and opportunities.

Jordan Acker on the Business of College Sports podcast

Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Kristi Dosh

This episode, I’m joined by Jordan Acker, the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Regents at the University of Michigan and a partner at Goodman Acker in Detroit.

A lifelong sports fan, Jordan was an early advocate of allowing student athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness. We chatted about the role of the Board of Regents relative to athletics issues and opportunities and where he seems college athletics heading from here.

Some of the things we discuss include:

  • The process of being elected to the University of Michigan Board of Regents
  • The benefits of having younger Regents
  • The impact a successful athletics program can have on the university
  • When the Board of Regents should defer to the athletic director or president on decisions
  • How the Board of Regents participates in processes and decisions regarding the Big Ten
  • The biggest developments he sees coming in college athletics
  • How the Board of Regents at Michigan prepared for NIL
  • His thoughts on how Michigan has approached NIL
  • Issues facing college athletics such as athletes becoming employees and revenue sharing
  • …and more!

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  • Kristi Dosh

    Kristi A. Dosh is the founder of BusinessofCollegeSports.com and has served as a sports business analyst and contributor for outlets such as Forbes, ESPN, SportsBusiness Journal, Bleacher Report, SB Nation and more. She is also the author of a book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires. Kristi is a sought-after consultant and speaker on topics related to the business of college sports and a former practicing attorney. Click to learn more

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