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The Global Sport Institute

The Global Sport Institute is where diverse disciplines converge to thoughtfully examine critical issues impacting sport. As a cross-disciplinary enterprise, the institute’s efforts are integrated throughout the entire university — from engineering to sociology, to the athletic department and beyond — rather than within a single concentration.

With an emphasis on expanding research, sharing knowledge, supporting innovation and advancing education, the institute’s mission is to use sport to create positive change throughout the world.

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

Want to make a positive impact through sport? Make a donation to support the Global Sport Institute’s work.

Upcoming events

Black Men's Brain Health Conference

  Tempe campus


Black Changemaker Speaker Series: Youth Town Hall.

  West campus


NIL & the Modern College Athlete

Nearly two years into the NIL era of American college sports, athletes have more financial freedom, while the industry is still in disarray.

We explore how different stakeholders, from athletic programs to universities to fans and boosters, can play a part in improving the system and the conditions of college athletes.


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Our latest news

Arizona State University and Arizona Lottery announce partnership to expand ASU’s sport innovation efforts

Oct 13, 2022 Applications now open - Up to $50k, workshops, promotional resources, and mentorship available for sport-specific start-ups

Global Sport Matters August digital issue examines ongoing battle between changemakers and leadership in sport

Oct 13, 2022 In continuation of Global Sport Institute founding CEO Kenneth L. Shropshire's 1996 book “In Black & White,” the GSM digital issue focuses on the diversity of leadership positions in sport and the progress that has or has yet to be made.

GSI-funded Applied Coaching Communication course featured on ABC 15 Arizona

Oct 13, 2022 ABC 15 Arizona spoke with GSI Seed Grant Awardee Alaina Zanin about her GSI-funded Applied Coaching Communication Course at ASU.