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B. David Ridpath, Ed.D.

  • Associate Professor of Sports Business

Areas of Expertise

Academic Integrity
Athlete/Coach issues
Governance Reform
Intercollegiate Athletics
Intercollegiate Athletics Governance
International Sports
NCAA rules, compliance, governance and enforcement/Infractions
Risk Management
Sponsorship
Sports Administration
Sport Development
Sport Development Models
Sports Governance
Sports Law
Sports Marketing

Expert Bio

Dr. Ridpath is beginning his second decade as a tenured faculty member with Ohio University and its prestigious Sports Administration program. Prior to OHIO, he was an assistant professor of sport administration at Mississippi State University and has over 15 years of practical experience in intercollegiate athletics in administrative and coaching capacities at Marshall University, Weber State University and Ohio University. Ridpath is an expert on the NCAA and intercollegiate athletic matters due to his research and practical experience in the industry. He examines issues including student athlete academic achievement, academic fraud, graduation rates and the like. He has appeared before Congressional committees and served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving intercollegiate athletics and college athlete rights. 

Ridpath, a Fulbright Scholar, has over 30 peer reviewed articles and a dozen academic book chapters to his credit. He has also written two books, Tainted Glory: Marshall University, The NCAA and One Man’s Fight for Justice and Alternative Models for Sport Development in America: Solutions for a Crisis in Education and Public Health.

 

Expertise at a Glance

Ridpath is an expert in the NCAA, athlete/coach issues, intercollegiate sports and sports administration. He examines issues including student athlete academic achievement, academic fraud, graduation rates and the like.

Media Placements

  • The New York Times
  • Sports Illustrated
  • ESPN
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • HBO Sports
  • Bloomberg
  • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • Yahoo Sports
  • CNN
  • Associated Press
  • Time Magazine
  • NPR
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • ABC News