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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.

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The Athlete's Journey

The psychological effects of moving on from sport amount to an identity foreclosure. If you are what you repeatedly do, what happens when you stop doing it?

Read the latest Global Sport Matters issue for more on this unique personal and professional transition.

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Front cover of "In Black and White, Race and Sports in America"

September 27, 2021

CEO Kenneth L. Shropshire takes stock on the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking book. The question, then and now: “What can we do about the underrepresentation of African-Americans in the top-level position in sports management?”
Logos for Global Sport Institute, adidas, GSVS, and Coalition Venture Studio

September 1, 2021

“Entrepreneurship continues to be a strong pathway for progress, and the more new ideas we can channel towards sport, the stronger ecosystem will become.” said Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute.
Arizona Coyotes logo with Global Sport Institute, Entrepreneurship + Innovation, Mortenson, and DLA Piper logos below.

September 1, 2021

Sun Devil Athletics, the Global Sport Institute, and the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University join Mortenson and DLA Piper for the Sun Devil Athletics’ Venture Challenge.