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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 here.

Global Sport Institute at ASU

Upcoming events

GSM Live: Journey of Women in Basketball

  November 12, 2021
  11:00am to 12:30pm
  Virtual Event


Rediscovering America's Pastime

For baseball to survive as America’s pastime, the sport known for tradition and nostalgia will need to broaden its appeal across racial, cultural, and gender lines.

Read the latest Global Sport Matters issue for more on baseball's transformation across generations.

Our latest news

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October 7, 2021

Global Sport Institute Director of Research Scott Brooks spoke with Arizona Republic MLB writer Nick Piecoro about the latest GSI Field Study looking at manager hiring in Major League Baseball.
Maisha Kelly resting arms over metal rail, in front of windows with signage above stating: Drexel Athletics, proud, passionate, honorable, dedicated, strong, driven.

October 7, 2021

Global Sport Institute's "NCAA Athletic Director Hiring Criteria and Career Pathways from 2010-19" data was examined by Damichael Cole in their article on Drexel University's new athletic director Maisha Kelly.

October 6, 2021

In a Time article, writer Sean Gregory spoke with Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth Shropshire about his thoughts on Nike's tough position as Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving continues to hold out from getting vaccinated, leaving him unable to play.