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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Our latest news

November 27, 2020

The NBA prepares for a truncated season in December— and in some markets, teams will actually get to play in front of fans. So what are the economic arguments behind the league’s scheduling?

November 13, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the United States, the Ivy League announced that it will cancel all winter sports practices and competitions on Thursday afternoon.

November 12, 2020

Dr. Kenneth Shropshire responds to the NFL's newest diversity hiring proposal that awards third-round draft picks.