The Global Sport Institute

The Global Sport Institute is where diverse disciplines come together to thoughtfully examine critical issues impacting sport. We are unique among sports research institutes around the globe, as our efforts are supported and integrated across the entire university — from engineering to sociology, to the athletic department and beyond — rather than within a single discipline.

We bridge the gap between academic research and real-life implications by distilling our findings into meaningful information that is easily understood, and we actively share that knowledge with the audiences who need it most.

The Institute is supported by a combination of institutional ASU funding and a significant philanthropic gift from adidas.

Global Sport Institute at ASU

Featured event

Sport and The Body Theme Launch Luncheon

Each academic year the Global Sport Institute identifies an annual theme centered on a critical issue impacting sport. Throughout the year the theme is integrated into our research, events, multimedia content, and more. This year, we’re examining “Sport and The Body.”

Our latest news

July 16, 2019

Meet our inaugural winner of the ‘Race and Sport around the Globe’ short documentary competition: Rhasaan Nichols’ Walking on Water, A Brief History on Black Surfers. A special thank you also goes out to our semi-finalists!
Cricket's first non-electric and portable ball thrower

July 10, 2019

Our 2018-2019 winners took their trip in early June with a total of three teams spending two full days at the adidas Portland, Oregon campus including a behind-the-scenes tour of the national headquarters, one-on-one coaching sessions, and more.
Youth Sports clinic shirt given out to program recipients

July 10, 2019

This summer, the Global Sport Institute and the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience worked together to pilot a new program to serve local high school students in the Phoenix area.