Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Matthew J. Baker

Second Advisor

Gregory Colman

Academic Program Adviser

Randall K. Filer


Professional sports leagues across the United States are routinely recognized as profitable businesses. These leagues have enjoyed the luxury of brand recognition and a loyal customer base for decades. Unfortunately, along with all the benefits, professional sports leagues have also inherited the problems of a profitable industry. One such problem is labor strikes, which are commonly referred to as lockouts in the world of professional sports.



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