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Peter Goplerud Talks NIL Rights for Athletes on Sports Law Expert Podcast

July 10, 2024

Spencer Fane attorney Peter Goplerud was the featured guest on the May 28 episode of Sports Law Expert. The conversation was recorded during the 49th Annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference, where Peter served as a panelist.

In his discussion with host Holt Hackney, Peter spoke on a wide range of name, image, and likeness (NIL) matters, including rights for college – and potentially high school – athletes; the ongoing challenges with new and changing rules and regulations; and uncertainty for the future of agreements within athletic programs.

“While many have said it’s the best time to be a college athlete, I’ve also heard that it’s the worst time to be a coach or an athletic director,” Peter shared.

Sports Law Expert is a podcast published twice a month highlighting attorneys and other legal professionals working in the sports industry and discussing important topics impacting sports law.

At Spencer Fane, Peter serves as of counsel in the Higher Education practice. With a focus on higher education and sports law, he is a frequent lecturer and is widely published in the sports law area, including serving as co-author of leading textbooks on the subject. Peter has been a member of the Sports Lawyers Association Board of Directors since 1997.

Listen to the full podcast episode here.