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Jason Lopez

Jason Lopez

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Expert on sports gaming (fantasy sports, sports betting, etc.) and athlete activism.

Assistant Professor/Department of Communication Arts College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-1872 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @jasonkidolopez


  • What are the historical and industrial connections between sports games (like fantasy and betting), sports leagues, and sports media?
  • How have games like sports betting influenced the nature of the sports they are based?
  • What are and what have been the values and attitudes behind the debates about the legalization of sports betting?
  • What are sports, and how has media shaped and informed how we might answer this question?
  • How does athlete activism operate within and despite sports leagues and sports media?


  • Forthcoming book, Redefining Sports Media, explores sports as a media genre.
  • Currently finishing another book, The Gaming Parlay, about the deep connections between sports gaming, sports media, and sports.
  • Has taught classes on Sports Media as well as on Sports Gaming in the Department of Communication Arts.