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

Global Sport Summit 2020

The third annual summit will return to the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The event will explore cutting-edge research and bring together expertise across a diverse set of disciplines to thoughtfully examine timely topics impacting the world of sport. This year will take a special focus on "Sport and The Body" — the Global Sport Institute's annual theme for the current year.

Our latest news

Field Studies

December 30, 2019

The first paper in this series, Field Studies: A 10-Year Snapshot of NFL Coaching Hires, analyzes coaching mobility over the past decade and addresses the question: Where are we now with respect to coaches of color compared to a decade ago?
William Rhoden pictured on stage as a keynote speaker for the 2019 Global Sport Summit.

December 21, 2019

The Global Sport Institute at ASU and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will soon add award-winning national sports writer William Rhoden to their respective rosters.
Founder of GoSurf, Aleksei Stojanovic, pictured next to Sparky the ASU mascot holding an oversized check above his head, smiling.

December 13, 2019

The Global Sport Institute funded six budding entrepreneurs at the Fall 2019 Venture Devils Demo Day. Learn more about what these exciting innovators are developing.