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.

Global Sport Institute at ASU

Global Sport Matters

The Reset of College Sport

Sport at the college level in America is facing issues reflective of the world at large. From the calls for racial equality, labor disputes and discussions, to health and safety concerns with playing in a pandemic – what will this reset moment look like? Read our new digital issue on

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October 14, 2020

Last month, ASU’s Global Sports Institute published a new paper, “Field Studies: A 10-Season Snapshot of NCAA Power Five Head Coaching Hires,” which analyzes coaching hiring and firing trends in college football.
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October 9, 2020

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LSU Athletics Partners with All-Star Team of NIL Experts

October 5, 2020

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