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Sports Business Radio and Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University Form New Partnership

GSI to Reveal Institute Findings on Sports Business Radio
January 12, 2021


Portland, Oregon – Sports Business Radio (@SBRadio), the longest running sports business show ever and the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University announced a new partnership today.

As part of the new partnership, the Global Sport Institute will reveal research findings and data via ongoing segments on Sports Business Radio. The two entities will also appear on each other’s podcasts (Global Sport Matters and Sports Business Radio).

Sports Business Radio launched in 2004 on radio and started podcasting in 2007. Host Brian Berger interviews the biggest names in sports and business on the highly rated iTunes Sports News podcast. Past Sports Business Radio guests have included Baseball Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr. and John Smoltz, Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss, late NBA Commissioner David Stern, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United Owner and Home Depot Co-Founder Arthur Blank, NCAA President Mark Emmert, golf great Jack Nicklaus, NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Steve Nash, WNBA star Candace Parker, U.S. soccer stars Tim Howard and Abby Wambach, former NFL star Michael Vick, Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll, Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra, tennis legends Chris Evert and John McEnroe andstar of the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, rock climber Alex Honnold.

“The Global Sport Institute is the gold standard when it comes to sport’s ties with research, culture, history, science, technology and business,” said Sports Business Radio Host & Founder Brian Berger. “I have known Kenneth Shropshire for many years and have the utmost of respect for him and the Institute he has built. I am also an Arizona native, so it is exciting to partner with Arizona State University to provide Sports Business Radio listeners with even more insight and expertise.”

“We are elated to form this innovative partnership with Sports Business Radio and applaud SBR and Brian Berger’s commitment to delivering important and impactful conversations when it comes to the world of sport,” said CEO of the Global Sport Institute at ASU Kenneth Shropshire. “We hope to enrich their already high-caliber programming with valuable knowledge from our research lab and unique story-telling through globalsportmatters.com.”


About Sports Business Radio
Sports Business Radio was launched in 2004 and is currently the longest running sports business show in the world. The award-winning platform boasts a podcast that has been named “Best Podcast” by Cynopsis Media and a Twitter feed that has been named a Top 50 sports business follow by Forbes. The Sports Business Radio Road Show features conversations with high profile newsmakers from the world of sports conducted in front of a studio audience. The Sports Business Radio podcast is a top-rated podcast in the sports news section on iTunes and can also be found on Spotify, Megaphone or wherever you find your podcasts. For more information about Sports Business Radio and to access the extensive podcast archives, visit www.sportsbusinessradio.com. Follow Sports Business Radio on Twitter @SBRadio and on Instagram @SportsBusinessRadio. 

About Global Sport Institute
The Global Sport Institute at ASU 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. For more information about the Global Sport Institute at ASU, visit globalsport.asu.edu. Follow Global Sport Institute on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About Global Sport Matters
Global Sport Matters is the Institute’s purpose driven publication that provides a platform for in-depth insights on a diverse range of sports topics. The site aims to share knowledge through a variety of content that resonates with a broad audience, and highlights sport’s ties with research, culture, history, science, technology, business, politics, health, the humanities, and more. For more information on Global Sport Matters, visit globalsportmatters.com. Follow Global Sport Matters on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts
Lindsey Hansen for Global Sport Institute - lindsay@ldhconsulting.net
Kristi Roehm for Sports Business Radio - kristi@8degreespr.com