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July 22, 2020
Virtual Event

2020 Global Sport Research Conference (ReCon) is a virtual gathering of researchers worldwide to listen, present and connect on current work and findings, held on July 22, 2020.

The theme is ‘exploring edgework and risk taking in sport’ with presentations from Arizona State University’s Global Sport Institute researchers and University of Brighton Sport and Leisure Cultures research group on areas within sport and social sciences.

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Event begins at 8:30 a.m. (Pacific, US); 11:30 a.m. (Eastern, US); 4:30 p.m. (BST)

Agenda: 

8:30 AM: Conference opens; 30-minute e-poster session

9:00 AM - 11:40 AM: Research presentations (15 minute presentation followed by 5 min Q&A)

  • 9:05a     Daniel Burdsey (PDF icon Abstract)
  • 9:25a     Scott Brooks & Anastasiya Khomutova (PDF icon Abstract)
  • 9:45a     Rachel Lofton (PDF icon Abstract)
  • 10:05a  Tom Carter (PDF icon Abstract)

~15 minute “intermission”

Researcher Bios:

Dr. Alex Channon is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Studies at the University of Brighton.  He is the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management and BA (Hons) Sport Studies degrees.  Alex’s research focuses on the social scientific study of martial arts and combat sports, covering themes including gender, violence, pedagogy, risk, and medical support.  He is a member of the Martial Arts Studies Research Network Advisory Board and a member of the Special Advisory Group of the UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement.  He has published numerous research articles and book chapters, as well as edited three books, much of which can be accessed on the University of Brighton’s repository, or by request at a.channon@brighton.ac.uk.

Dr. Paul Gilchrist is Principal Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, UK. He teaches social and cultural geography and has research expertise in the geographies of sport, leisure and popular culture, publishing widely in these areas. He is a founding convenor of the Political Studies Association's Sport and Politics Study Group and is joint editor of the book series Advances in Leisure Studies (Routledge). Paul's research has been funded by the British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. His current research is on the legal conditions and political conflicts of leisure events and practices in a variety of spatial contexts. He believes the best research is collaborative and in areas where you have a passion. He tweets @paulgilchrist. 

 

Dr. Daniel Burdsey is Deputy Head of School (Research and Enterprise) in the School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton, UK; and Associate Professor (Status Only) in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto, Canada. His current research theorises race and racism in football (soccer), with a particular focus on connecting ideas around Empire, de/coloniality, and anti-racist resistance. His new book Racism and English Football: For Club and Country will be published by Routledge in fall 2020.

Dr. Karen Gallagher is the Senior Researcher at the Global Sport Institute. She serves as Project Manager on collaborative research efforts. She works in developing programs and research projects related to athlete post-sport transition. Gallagher earned her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University in 2017. Dr. Gallagher's dissertation work and subsequent publications and presentations have focused on military service-related conditions, including mild traumatic brain injury, and military-to-civilian transition and their impact on higher-order cognitive processes. She has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been featured in multiple news and feature stories by a variety of media outlets, including Fox Sports. She has taught graduate courses in Traumatic Brain Injury and Motor Speech Disorders. Dr. Gallagher is a U.S. Army Airborne Gulf War 1 veteran where she deployed with the 35th Signal Brigade as a chemical specialist.

 Dr. Scott Brooks is an Associate Professor with the T. Denny Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics at the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at ASU. As Director of Research for the Institute he acts as campus liaison, assists in the allocation of research grants, and coordinates the Institute's research agenda and projects. As a scholar, Brooks is primarily interested in: youth and sport; inequality in sport, coaching and leadership; and community based sports interventions. His book, Black Men Can’t Shoot (University of Chicago, 2009), tells the importance of exposure, networks, and opportunities towards earning an athletic scholarship. Additionally, Dr. Brooks has consulted the NFL, MLB, college and high school coaches and athletes; and is a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

Dr. Luke Brenneman is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Global Sport Institute. He performs research, produces written and audio content, and directs educational workshops for the Institute. Brenneman earned his Ph.D. in Communication from ASU and conducted his dissertation research at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Brenneman’s research focuses on enhancing the fan experience and leveraging the unifying power of sport to reduce prejudice and foster positive contact between fans of various group identities. He has developed strategies and templates for organizing events to achieve these goals based on his research at the 2016 Rio Olympics, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2014 FIFA Men’s World Cup, and other events.

Rachel Lofton has her Masters in International Cooperation and Development from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Her focus is in Sport for Development. Prior to moving to Italy for her Masters, she graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies. Following her studies, she worked in Community Relations and Events for the Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors. She then transitioned into the world of entertainment where she worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment in their Worldwide Distribution Analytics group and served as the events chair on the board of OUT @ SPE, their employee business resource group.

 

Dr Anastasiya Khomutova was born in Ukraine (Donetsk), she got her masters and PhD degrees in the Czech Republic (Palacky University in Olomouc), and currently, she works as a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton in the UK. Her research focuses on culturally diverse sport teams, as well as on coach-athlete relationships in combat sports. She is a member of Managing council at FEPSAC (European Federation of Sport Psychology).

Sean Heath is Social Anthropologist specializing in the body, movement, the senses, and human-water interactions. Currently he works as a PhD candidate at the University of Brighton on pain and injury amongst competitive youth swimmers in the UK and Canada. "The anthropologically informed ethnographic research for my PhD explores questions around pain, injury, identity and embodiment of youth who are enrolled in competitive swimming clubs in the South East of England. How do youth come to know and understand their bodies through their practice of competitive swim training and competition and what are the socially constructed meanings in this sport? How does the pain of training their bodies through rigorous programs affect their social relationships and identity, and what effects do an injury have on a young person who then cannot be in the water, train and compete? I want to explore these changes in progress as adolescence is a time of extreme change, both physiological and socially."

Dr. Mark Doidge is currently a Senior Research Fellow and a trustee (Membership Services) and co-convenor of the Sport Studies Group for the British Sociological Association (BSA). He is also Director of the Anti-Discrimination Division of Football Supporters Europe (FSE). He is an expert in the sociology of European football fan cultures and the author of Football Italia: Italian Football in an Age of Globalization (2015, Bloomsbury Academic) and co-author of Ultras: the passiona nd performance of contemporary football fandom (2020, Manchester University Press, wtih Kossakovski and Mintert), and Collective Action and Football Fandom (2018, PalgraveMacmilan, with Cleland, Millward and Widdop). Thanks to a UEFA Grant, he researched anti-racism in Poland, Germany and Italy. Dr Doidge is also co-author of The Short Guide to Sociology (2020, Policy Press, with Saini), and co-editor of Sociologists’ Tales (2015, Policy Press, with Twamley and Scott) and Transforming Sport (2018, Rouledge, with Carter and Burdsey).

Dr. Thomas Carter is a Principal Lecturer at University of Brighton School of Sport and Service ManagementHe now directs Footbll4Peace, an international NGO dedicated to using values-based education programmes delivered through sport to address divisions in conflict-ridden societieis as a means to initiate and foster conflict resolution.  He has given invited talks at the University of Toronto (Canada), Universidad Federal do Rio Grande du Norte (Brasil), University of Leeds (UK), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (Norway)  on the embodied power relations and cultural politics surrounding spectacle, violence, and movement.

June 26, 2020
Live Show

Across the world of sport LGBTQ+ support is growing. From organizations and campaigns to end homophobia in sport all the way to the latest United States Supreme Court ruling in favor of federal protections for LGBTQ+ workers. With Global Pride Day coming up on June 27th, we’re sitting down with the experts to discuss pride in global sport, the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights and how we use the momentum of the moment to make gains for the community. 

On the show:

Ashland Johnson | Founder, Inclusion PlaybookAshland Johnson is the founder and president of the Inclusion Playbook, a sports impact consultancy. An attorney, equity and inclusion strategist, and former Division I athlete, Ashland has over a decade of civil rights experience. Ashland recently served as the Director of Public Education & Research for the Human Rights Campaign. Prior to HRC, Ashland served as Athlete Ally's Policy Director, working with sports leaders to promote LGBTQ inclusion both on the field and under the law. She previously served as Policy Counsel for at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where she helped develop the first national LGBTQ Sports Project. Ashland has extensive experience working with major sports leagues and associations, including the NBA, NCAA, USOC, and various national governing bodies to strengthen their social responsibility programming, policies, and platforms at the intersection of inclusion, race, gender, and the law. 

Chris Mosier | American transgender advocate, triathlete and founder of www.transathlete.comChris Mosier is a trailblazing hall of fame triathlete, All-American duathlete, and a 6-time member of Team USA. In 2015 he became the first known transgender man to represent the United States in international competition, and was the catalyst for change for the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes. He is also a 2x National Champion and the first transgender athlete to qualify for the Olympic Trials in a category different than their sex assigned at birth. Chris is known as the go-to source for policy and information on transgender people in sport.  He has mentored transgender athletes around the globe. In 2013, Chris created the site transathlete.com, a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play.

Billy Bean | MLB VP & Special Assistant to the Commissioner. Billy Bean serves at MLB as Vice-President & Special Assistant to the Commissioner. As a senior advisor to Commissioner Manfred, his role focuses on baseball’s social responsibility initiatives and LGBT inclusion. Among his responsibilities, Bean works with MLB’s 30 clubs to bring awareness to all players, coaches, managers, umpires, employees, and stakeholders throughout baseball to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and supportive workplace for everyone. Billy is a member of the MLB Owner’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and was instrumental in the development of MLB’s ‘Shred Hate’ bullying prevention program, a ground breaking educational youth campaign and partnership with ESPN.  He is also the author of the book, “Going the Other Way.”

Rosario Coco | Project Manager, www.out-sport.euRosario Coco is an LGBTI activist and project designer. He graduated in Philosophy from University of Pisa and specialized in Bioethics and Sport Management in Rome. He is interested in the topics of sport, sexual education and SOGI discrimination. On behalf of AICS (Associazione Italiana Cultura e Sport), he coordinates "Outsport", a European research and training project, and operates in the field of professional lifelong learning with Gaynet, the Italian Association of LGBTI journalists and culture operators.

Led by: Cyd Zeigler | Co-founder of Outsports.com and National Gay Football League. Cyd Zeigler is the cofounder and coeditor of Outsports.com, the world's most renowned publication dealing with LGBTQ issues in sports. One of the world's leading experts on the intersection of sexuality and sports, Zeigler has been tapped to discuss the issue by CNN, ESPN, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and many others. He has worked with countless athletes to tell their coming-out stories, including professional athletes Michael Sam, John Amaechi, and Ryan O'Callaghan. He is also the author of Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports. A graduate of Stanford University, Zeigler now lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two cats.

Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

June 19, 2020
Live Show

Threatcasting uses data and methodology to better predict and prepare for the future. Professional sports leagues, tech companies, the military and more have called on Brian David Johnson, the Father of Threatcasting, to give story to today's information that will help them survive an unpredictable future. So what does the future of sport look like?

Today, pandemics aren't a possibility, they are a certainty. At the same time, we are seeing a shifting moral mindset as injustice seen in the digital age is arming sports fans, players and front offices with new knowledge that is prompting demands for change... or else.

So then, what threatens the future of sport? How should the world of sport be preparing? How do current policies like the Rooney Rule lessen or worsen possible threats? And what else are we missing?

In this episode, we talk with Brian David Johnson , Dr. Deborah Stroman, Kelvin Watt, and Global Sport Institute's Kenneth Shropshire about Threatcasting, innovation, and the shifting world of sport.

On the show:
Brian David Johnson | Futurist in Residence, Center for Science and the Imagination and Professor in Practice in the School for the Future of Innovation and SocietyBrian David Johnson is a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and a Futurist and Fellow at Frost & Sullivan, a visionary innovation company that’s focused on growth. He also works with governments, militaries, trade organizations, and startups to help them envision their future. He has over 30 patents and is the author of a number of books of fiction and nonfiction, including Science Fiction PrototypingScreen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing and the Devices We LoveHumanity and the Machine: What Comes After Greed?; and Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey through Steampunk into the Future of Technology. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal and Slate to IEEE Computer and Successful Farming, and he appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, Fox News, and the Discovery Channel. He has directed two feature films, and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.

Kenneth Shropshire | CEO of the Global Sport Institute and adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University. Shropshire's career has been highlighted by leading the launch of several noteworthy ventures including leading the 1984 Olympics boxing competition event, founding the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, guiding the launch of the non-profit Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), among others. His most recent books are "The Mis-Education of the Student Athlete: How to Fix College Sports"; "Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports"; "Negotiate Like the Pros: A Top Sports Negotiator’s Lessons for Making Deals, Building Relationships and Getting What You Want" . He has also consulted on projects with NCAA, MLB, NFL, NFLPA and is on the board of directors of Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank, on the nonprofit board of the USA Volleyball, and as an adviser to the Sixers Innovation Lab. After a 30-year career at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Shropshire launched the Global Sport Institute, a research-focused entity examining critical issues impacting the world of sport.

Deborah Stroman | Adjunct Associate Professor at the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the Gillings School, she was a clinical associate professor at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, where she provided instruction and service to students related to organizational behavior and the examination of the extensive sport business industry. Along with Dr. Geni Eng, Dr. Stroman co-designed and teaches in the popular “Leading for Racial Equity” graduate student course, which propelled similar instruction and education across the entire campus. Dr. Stroman has three decades of extensive experience working with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni on leadership and equity issues on campus and beyond. She also currently serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the American Underground, the South’s largest business accelerator (located in Durham, N.C.), and as a trainer with the Racial Equity Institute LLC.

Kelvin Watt | MD Africa and Asia at Nielsen Sports. Kelvin joined MegaPro Marketing fresh out of University in 1992 and enjoyed 8 years at South Africa’s preeminent sports marketing organisation working on the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the 1996 African Cup of Nations and the initial Commercialisation of South African Rugby amongst other ground breaking projects in Africa. In 2000 he started his own Group of companies which finally included Frontiers S&E, Kaelo Engage, Repucom Africa, Mazoe Productions and Sportsworld Africa with interests ranging from sponsorship, event activation, hospitality, PR and communication, broadcast production as well as research and insight. In late 2017 Repucom Africa was sold to Nielsen and as part of that transaction Kelvin joined Nielsen Sports to run Africa and the Middle East and follow his passion for research and data and their application to the modern sports industry. Today, he leads the Nielsen Sports and Games business for Africa and Asia.

Led by:
Andrew Ramsammy | Director of Digital Content at Global Sport Matters

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Live show starts at 11AM (PT/AZ); 2PM (ET)

Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

Photo credit: Getty Images Sport, Paul Kane / Stringer

June 12, 2020
Live Show

Palestinian girls clad in masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic take part in an open-air boxing training near the beach in Gaza City on May 12, 2020. (Photo by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Governors announce the reopening of major leagues and communities, but what does this mean for youth sport? Professional teams may have deeper pockets to fund necessary precautions for players, but the youth and community sports industry has suffered major financial setbacks due to COVID-19. Even given the green light, without a vaccine available, many parents aren't willing to take the risk. 

In a recent poll, Global Sport Institute asked whether parents would allow their children to return to their organized sport, 62% said they would not due to concerns of catching COVID-19, and 63% said that they wouldn't allow their child to return until there was a vaccine.

Sport is a way for kids and young adults to find community, build skills and confidence, as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle. With the absence of sport, 72% of parents we asked reported that the inability to play sports has caused their child stress or anxiety. What can parents do in the interim to create safe ways for their youth to engage in sport?

This episode we talk to the experts about how kids are coping without sport, what it will take for parents to feel safe, and ways parents can engage their kids in sport through the summer. In light of current events, our conversation will also center on the role our youth can play in creating social change through sport. 

Joining the conversation:

Bobby Dulle | General Manager, Phoenix Rising Football Club. Bobby Dulle is in his fourth season as Phoenix Rising FC’s General Manager.  As GM, Dulle is responsible for overseeing all business and sport operations. Prior to his time with Phoenix Rising FC, he previously spent nine seasons with the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters and while there, he oversaw Globetrotters global touring operations. Dulle earned his bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Grand Canyon University while competing with the men’s soccer team. He and his wife, Teressa, reside in Chandler with their two sons, Landon (8), Hudson (7) and their daughter Elena (3). Visit Phoenix Rising FC.

Renata Simril | President and CEO of LA84 Foundation. Formed as a legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Summer Games, LA84 transforms lives through its investment in youth sport programs, infrastructure, research, and education across eight Counties of Southern California, and is a national leader in elevating the role that sports play in positive youth development. Prior to this role, Renata served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to the Publisher of the Los Angeles Times, where she oversaw staff operations and special projects. Her earlier career included three seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where she served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs and over a decade in real estate development with Jones Lang LaSalle, Forest City Development and LCOR, Inc. Visit LA84 Foundation.

Eric Legg | Assistant Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. Eric's research uses a socio-ecological approach to explore the question of how we construct community sport experiences to maximum positive development outcomes, with a specific focus on positive youth development. Recognizing that youth sports exist within an ecological framework that includes coaches, parents, participants, volunteers, and management structures, Legg approaches this question through a variety of lenses including social-psychology, and management theories. Legg’s teaching and research is informed by his previous work experience in municipal parks and recreation, as well as his volunteer experience with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the founding of his own non-profit organization (Tennis on the Hill). 

Dr. Ahada McCummings | Up2Us Sports National Director, Strategic Partnerships, Raleigh, North Carolina. As the National Director of Strategic Partnerships at Up2Us Sports, Ahada is responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with strategic partners such as youth serving organizations, sports teams and school districts. She currently manages high-priority initiatives with adidas and RISE to build expertise, outreach and delivery of cutting-edge training content that empowers coaches to address issues pertaining to gender, race and social equity. Prior to working at Up2Us Sports, Ahada worked in the mental health field as a licensed professional counselor for 15 years, used her counseling background to work in the mental training field with athletes and teams around mental performance improvement, and later received her doctorate in Global Training & Development so that she could further use her knowledge and skill set to improve performance within organizations. Ahada is also the founder and CEO of a non-profit, sport-based youth development organization, as well as a high school and club volleyball coach. Visit Up2Us Sports.

Led by:
Scott Brooks | Director of Research, Global Sport Institute

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Event starts: 11AM Pacific US; 2PM Eastern US

Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

June 5, 2020
Live Show

Sport is returning. Expected profit losses are discussed daily prompting most to rush a restart, while for others it's an end to their team. As we see parts of the world reopening with eyes on sport in particular, it will be the coaches that will deal directly with success or fallout moving forward.

During the pause, Assistant Coach Geoff Arnold leads Zoom Sundays, an online gathering of coaches from all levels and experience, co-hosted by Dr. Scott Brooks. The calls are a way to bring guidance, community and guest speakers to coaches around the nation. Topics around career advancement, NIL ruling, media scrutiny for coaches of color, and what this “new normal” means are just the tip of the iceberg.

All levels of coaches today face a growing number of challenges to navigate: physical safety requirements, strict policies on training and live games, not to mention job safety. In addition, they are tasked with bringing the best out in their team through mental stress they, their staff, and their players may be experiencing. 

In today's world with the pandemic and recent racial justice protests at the forefront, how will coaches' roles expand even further beyond the playbook?

On this episode, we bring together high school and collegiate coaches to discuss their role in today's world, the realities of being a coach of color, and what the "new normal" looks like.

Joining the conversation:
Venessa Jacobs | 
 Head Volleyball Coach at Southern University. Venessa Hackett-Jacobs is the head women’s volleyball coach at Southern University and A&M College. During the Hackett-Jacobs era, the Southern University volleyball program elevated its profile from a dormant status to the league's conference tournament runner-up in her second season in 2014. Hackett-Jacobs is a 1996 LSU graduate who earned a volleyball scholarship from the Lady Tigers. Hackett-Jacobs’ coaching style promotes a focus on technique, repetition, and teamwork while utilizing relational concepts/heuristics for athletes of all ages. Hackett-Jacobs provides training for athletes ages 8-17, and prospective coaches as a master coach for club and volleyball camps to grow the sport.

Kerrick Jackson | Head Baseball Coach at Southern University. Kerrick Jackson is the Men’s Head Baseball Coach at Southern University. As a result of the Jaguars success on the field, Coach Jackson was chosen as SWAC Coach of the Year, as well as LSWA (Louisiana Sports Writers Association) Coach of the Year. In 2018, Jackson was asked by the American Baseball Coaches Association to serve as chair for their Diversity committee focused on minority recruiting and sustainability for players and coaches of color in baseball. Prior to joining Southern University as Head Baseball Coach, Kerrick Jackson served as an MLB Certified Player Agent for the Boras Corporation, where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating and recruiting premier amateur baseball players from across the country, along with helping them prepare for the MLB Amateur Draft.

Geoff Arnold | Assistant Coach for Mens Basketball at Rider University. Geoff Arnold is the Rider Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach. A 1986 SJU graduate, Geoff Arnold was part of three of the Hawks’ four Atlantic 10 Championships, as a player in 1986 and as an assistant coach in 2014 and 2016. Prior to making his return to Saint Joseph’s, Arnold was the associate head coach at Drexel University for seven years. While there, he was instrumental in the Dragons’ recruiting efforts that helped them reach the postseason four times in seven seasons, including a 23-9 record in 2006-07. Originally from Sharon Hill, Pa. and Darby Township High School, Arnold is the uncle of former Saint Joseph’s star Langston Galloway, who is currently with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. In 2018, Arnold was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame – Delaware County Chapter.

Lou Richie | Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland Boys Basketball Coach, Co-founder of Triple Threat Academy

Dawn Staley | American basketball Hall of Fame player, South Carolina Women's Basketball Coach, three-time Olympic gold medalist, Naismith Player of the Year '91 & '92, Naismith Coach of the Year '20. Staley is still recognized for her body of work as a one of the most decorated participants in United States women’s basketball history. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame solidified that legacy with her enshrinement as part of the Class of 2013. The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia established the Dawn Staley Award recognizing the nation’s top guard in women’s Division I basketball in 2013 as well. Staley was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012 and was one of the final nominees for induction to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame the same year. In the summer of 2011, the WNBA recognized her as one of the league’s “Top 15,” honoring the most influential players in the league’s history. At the helm of the Gamecocks over the last 11 seasons, Staley has been named National Coach of the Year (2014, Basketball Times), a Naismith National Coach of the Year Finalist (2014, 2015, 2016), SEC Coach of the Year (2014, Coaches and AP; 2015, Coaches; 2016, Coaches and AP) and BCA Female Coach of the Year (2012).

Led by:
Scott Brooks | Director of Research at Global Sport Institute

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Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

Photo credit: Getty Images: MediaNews Group/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images / Contributor

May 29, 2020
Live Show

In March, 14 football clubs across Brazil offered their stadiums and training facilities to emergency services. Fast forward to the end of May where parts of the world are reopening their economies and sport leagues are following suit, in South America, the latest shows the region as the new epicenter of COVID-19.

Major football championships, like the Liga MX Clausura, Copa America, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Nations League Finals have been suspended and postponed though their eventual returns are expected. Like MLB teams in the US, baseball is scrambling to find safe ways to bring back national and international players amidst travel bans and strategic containment of spread.

On this episode, we look at what reset means in Latin America amidst rising cases, the culture of sport and the role it plays in every day life, as well as what's next for athletes and communities alike.

Joining the conversation:

Carla Bustamante | Communication Director, Naranjeros de Hermosillo Baseball Club. Carla Bustamante is from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. She has worked as a television reporter, anchor and field broadcaster for Telemax being the first woman in the sports as a broadcaster, Megacable and ESPN, as well as a columnist for the sports magazines Score and Béisbol Total, the newspaper Expreso and Naranjeros.com. She is also been a reporter outside of her country at the Caribbean Series Tournament in Venezuela and Puerto Rico, and in the United States at MLB games. In 2006, Carla took on a more behind-the-scenes role when she joined the Naranjeros de Hermosillo Baseball Club, where she was until 2019 director of Public Relations, being the first woman to work in a executive position at her current organization. Since 2019 and now she is the Communication Director and Image for the team. 

Brenda Elsey |  Associate Professor of History at Hofstra University and Co-Host of Burn It All DownBrenda Elsey is an associate professor of history at Hofstra University. She is the coauthor (with Joshua Nadel) of Futbolera: A History of Women in Sport in Latin America and author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile, as well as numerous academic articles on gender and popular culture in Latin America. Her work has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, and The New Republic. She is development lead for the Fare network in the Americas, an NGO that fights discrimination in soccer and develops grassroots projects using soccer for social justice. She is the co-host of the weekly sport and feminism podcast Burn It All Down.

Julio Ricardo Varela | Journalist, Senior Executive for Futuro MediaCo-Host of In The ThickJulio (Julito) Ricardo Varela is an award-winning journalist and senior executive for Futuro Media, which produces Latino Rebels, the globally-recognized digital news site he founded in 2011 and still directs. At Futuro, Julio is also co-host of the In The Thick political podcast with Maria Hinojosa and senior digital editor for Latino USAPreviously, Julio was digital producer for Al Jazeera “The Stream” and his work has been featured in many global outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Guardian, Quartz, Le Monde, WGBH, WNYC, Face the Nation, MSNBC, Fusion, Univision and Telemundo. He has made numerous national TV appearances for Futuro Media.

Victor Ocando | International Sports Lawyer, Lecturer, and external Legal Counsel for soccer clubs and agents in Venezuela, South America and Europe. Victor Ocando is an international sports lawyer with experience as an external Legal Counsel for soccer clubs and agents in Venezuela, South America and Europe. He is a frequent lecturer in conferences and seminars about Sports Management and Sports Law. 

Hosted By: 

Andrew Ramsammy | Director of Digital Content for Global Sport Matters and Global Sport Institute

Event starts: 11AM Pacific US; 2PM Eastern US

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Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

May 22, 2020
Live Show

Ahmaud Arbery's case has sparked outrage in the sport community. An athlete himself, Ahmaud was out jogging during the day on February 23rd when two armed men, claiming he resembled a burglar, fatally shot him.

Among those in the sports world to condemn the killing was LeBron James who took to social media stating, "We're literally hunted everyday..." Athletes from around the country have now added their names to a letter demanding that the US Attorney General investigate the death and police handling of Arbery's case, which took over two months to see Gregory and Travis McMichael, the two main suspects, arrested.

Is this a new moment in athlete activism?

On May 8th, with what would have been Ahmaud Arbery's 26th birthday, runners and non-runners alike clocked in 2.23 miles in his honor. Athletes, communities, and the world are watching closely as the case progresses - but what can be done beyond hashtags?

On this episode, we're talking with experts about the intersection of race, sport and privilege delving into areas of freedom of movement, athlete activism and the reset moment in sport.

Joining the conversation:
Dr. Rashawn Ray | Sociologist at University of Maryland & Brookings Institute. Dr. Rashawn Ray is with the Brookings Institute and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. As co-editor of Contexts Magazine: Sociology for the Public, Ray’s research addresses the mechanisms that manufacture and maintain racial and social inequality with a particular focus on police-civilian relations and men’s treatment of women. Ray has published over 50 books, articles, and book chapters, and nearly 20 op-eds, including the his recent edition of Race and Ethnic Relations in the 21st Century: History, Theory, Institutions, and Policy.

Mirna Valerio | Marathon runner, Inclusion activist, and Author, “A Beautiful Work in Progress." Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, cross-country coach, ultramarathoner, and author of the bestselling memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. After a health scare in 2008, she recommited herself to the sport and started her blog Fatgirlrunning—about her experiences as a larger woman in a world of thinner endurance athletes— while training for her first marathon. Mirna's athletic story has been featured in the WSJ, Runner’s World, on NBC Nightly News, CNN, Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online, and Runner's World Magazine as well as the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. In 2018 she was chosen as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and most recently appeared the Kelly Clarkson Show. 

Dr. Lois Brown | Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University. Dr. Lois Brown is director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University. She is a public historian and a scholar of African American literature and culture whose groundbreaking research reshapes our understanding of race, class, gender, education, faith, and place in America. Her published works include Black Daughter of the Revolution: A Literary Biography of Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, the first modern edition of Memoir of James Jackson, The Attentive and Obedient Scholar which is the earliest known biography of a free child of color in the North, and Encyclopedia of the Literary Harlem Renaissance. She was featured on the acclaimed PBS documentary The Abolitionists and has curated and collaborated on exhibitions for major American museums and libraries. Brown is an award-winning teacher whose courses focus on early African American literary history, African American and American women writers, enslavement and the literary imagination, environmental humanities and film.

Dr. Louis Moore | Associate Professor of History (African American, Sport & Gender) at Grand Valley State University. Louis Moore is an Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University. He teaches African American History, Civil Rights, Sports History, and US History. His research and writing examines the interconnections between race and sports. He is the author of two recently published books, I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 and We Will Win the DayThe Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. He has also written for a number of online outlets including The Shadow League, Vox, and African American Intellectual Historical Society, and has appeared on news outlets including NPR, MSNBC, and BBC Sports talking sports and race. 

Led by:
Dr. Scott Brooks | Sociologist and Director of Research at Global Sport Institute. As a scholar, Brooks is primarily interested in: youth and sport; inequality in sport, coaching and leadership; and community based sports interventions. He has published in academic journals, edited volumes, and textbooks; been quoted and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Der Speigel, and SLAM magazine; and invited to speak on the topic of sport internationally. His book, Black Men Can’t Shoot (University of Chicago, 2009), tells the importance of exposure, networks, and opportunities towards earning an athletic scholarship. Additionally, Dr. Brooks has consulted the NFL, MLB, college and high school coaches and athletes; and is a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

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Event starts: 12PM Pacific US; 3PM Eastern US

Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

Photo credit: Getty Images: Sean Rayford / Stringer, 1212202985

May 15, 2020
LIVE

Native American communities have been hit harder than others in the wake of the pandemic. The realities of lacking resources have been brought to the forefront during this time.

Communities have been forced to cancel large gatherings, like most of the world, including the 2020 Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI), which has far reaching impact for young people and the community on and off the court. The games brought the community leaders together developing collaborative bonds across different tribes, as well as opportunities for higher education with college and job fairs.

In this episode we will speak with experts on the impact of COVID-19 on Native American communities and sport, and what reset means for recovering.

This GSM Live is hosted in partnership with Indian Country Today

GSM Live lineup of speakers: Brent Cahwee, Patty Talahongva, Natalie Welch, Dr. Michelle Tom, and Jordan Marie Daniel

Joining the conversation:

Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel (Sioux) | A fourth generation runner and citizen of Kul Wicasa Oyate (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe), she is passionate and devoted advocate for Indian Country and all people. Nationally known for her advocacy and grassroots organization for anti-pipelines/climate justice efforts, change the name/not your mascot, the epidemic and crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW), native youth initiatives, and now raising awareness of those lost to COVID-19, using her platform, #RunningForJustice. 

Dr. Michelle Tom (Navajo) | Dr. Tom grew up in Dilkon, Arizona on the Navajo Nation Reservation. A daughter of two silversmiths who are both nationally recognized for their work, she was recruited to play Division 1 Arizona State University Basketball and became a starter and captain. After receiving her Master of Public Health degree, Dr. Tom attended medical school at Nova Southeastern Univeristy. She returned to serve her community in March 2019, and is currently treating COVID-19 patients at Winslow Indian Health Care Center and Little Colorado Medical Center on the border of Navajo Nations and Hopi Reservation in Eastern Arizona. She labels herself as an advocate because she wants her Native people to flourish so to preserve the rich language and culture of all Native communities.

Brent Cahwee (Pawnee/Euchee) | Co-founder of NDNsports, established in 2000, promoting awareness of Native American athletes competing in a wide variety of college and professional sports to the public and native community online.

Natalie Welch (Cherokee) | An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Natalie grew up on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina. Previously, she's worked with Nike’s Native initiative, Nike N7 and the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, and has conducted extensive research on Native American athletes and Cherokee stickball. Currently, she teaches Sport Management courses at Linfield college, builds relationships with local Native community promoting Native atheletes and issues, and hosts a podcast featuring Native American athletes, called The Creative Native.

Hosted by:
Patty Talahongva (Hopi), Executive Producer of Indian Country TodayA journalist, documentary producer, news executive and was the first Native American anchor of a national news program in the United States. She is involved in Native American youth and community development projects.

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This conversation is brought to you in partnership with Indian Country Today.

Indian Country Today is a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and First Nations. It was founded in 1981 as a weekly print newspaper, The Lakota Times; the publication's name changed in 1992 to Indian Country Today.

Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

May 1, 2020
LIVE

During our first global conversation in early April, we spoke with experts from every continent about the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the world of sport. Out of this, we came across a big question: "How do we reset sport?", posed by Simon Chadwick, Director of Eurasian Sport at emLYON Business School.

In our next conversation, we start chipping away at this idea.

Resetting sport can mean many different things. How will sport operate moving forward? Can we take this moment to evaluate changes needed to make sport better? Will change actually happen?

On this episode we'll invite a panel of experts on to the show to talk sports around the globe and hit on the rumored return of baseball and sports in the USA, bringing back sport in Australia amidst players' concerns, and what COVID-19 means for women's sport and the fight for equality.

Joining the conversation:
Tracey Holmes, Australian journalist, is a presenter on ABC News Radio, with an extensive career in television and radio, specialising predominantly in sport.

Victoria Jackson, Arizona State University clinical assistant professor of history, specializing in sport, and former NCAA champ and retired professional track and field athlete.

Howard Bryant, American author, sports journalist, and radio and television personality. He writes weekly columns for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, ESPN, and appears regularly on ESPN Radio.

Moderated by: 
Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute and adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport

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Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

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Previously on Global Sport Matters Live: COVID-19 + Sport

(Video length: 1:30:35) This global discussion shared perspectives from around the world and took place on Friday, April 3rd. 

The global impact of COVID-19 has put a collective pause on the world of sport as we know it, and these unprecedented times will have a far-reaching impact long after the virus subsides. With the NCAA canceling championships, leagues halting seasons, and Olympic athletes at the mercy of the growing pandemic, many questions linger. What impact has been felt thus far? And what should we brace ourselves for when sports make their eventual return?

Global Speakers on this episode featured Tracey Holmes (Australian Journalist and presenter on ABC News Radio) Andres Martinez (Arizona State University Professor of Practice & Journalist), Ilhaam Groenewald (Chief Director of Maties Sports at Stellenbosch University , S. Africa), James Skinner (Director for Sports Business at Loughborough University, London), Simon Chadwick (Director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon business school), Steve Ross | Director for Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research. Moderated by Kenneth Shropshire (CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University).

April 30, 2020
Virtual Pitch Competition

Professor Dennita Sewell is a Global Sport Institute Seed Grant Recipient and creator of the Fashion Wearable Technology course co-taught with engineer Abhik Chowdhury. This course brings together teams made up of fashion and engineering students working collaboratively to innovate or create a wearable technology for athletes. Whether the athlete was seeking a cooling mechanism for their hockey uniform, or a runner wanted to feel safe when exercising outside at night, the students worked to create a solution. Along with concept creation, the class taught educational skills in pitching ideas, business planning, and working in teams.

As a final project, students create pitch videos and receive valuable feedback from industry professionals in the US and UK on Thursday, April 30th from 4:00p - 7:00p (PDT). A winning team will be announced on May 1st and receive a top prize of an all-expense paid trip to Portland, OR to pitch their concept at adidas HQ.

Meet the judges:

Edwin Martinez, adidas

Edwin Martinez | As a part of adidas Strategic Partnerships, Edwin has embedded wearables into the adidas innovation pipeline, and has managed a portfolio of partners in the fields of media, gaming, and digital. He has a background in apparel product management and an education in advertising.

Rana Abu-Ghazala | With over 9 years of experience guiding visuals for legacy and startup fashion companies, Rana currently serves as Director of Creative at NYC-based menswear fashion-tech startup, Bombfell. Seasoned in creative direction and product development, Rana is looking forward to participating in the evolution of performance wear and sustainability in the industry.

Jeff Kunowski | As Associate Director of Innovation Programs for the Global Sport Institute, Jeff oversees the Global Sport Institute’s sport-related development and funding programs including the Global Sport Venture Development Program, Phoenix Rising Venture Challenge and the Global Sport Social Impact Challenge. He serves this role in a cross appointment with ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Jeff is also a member of the ASU W.P. Carey Sports Business Advisory Board and the ASU MS Innovation and Venture Development Advisory Board.

Mili John Tharakan | Having developed, managed and launched smart textiles products (direct to consumer and B2B), in USA, UK and India, Mili's present work explores issues of democratizing technology to find new ways in which traditional textile narratives can shape the future of Smart textiles. Exploring and merging techniques and materials of traditional textiles with smart materials and technology to develop NeoCraft, a new genre of crafts for social change. She has a passion for traditional crafts and her desire to see its evolution in the digital age has kept challenging her towards creating artefacts that lie in the gap between 'craft' and 'gadgets'.

Dr. Troy McDaniels | Assistant professor in the polytechnic school and a past recipient of a GSI seed grant, with over 15 years of experience in wearables and haptics.

Read more about the Fashion Wearable Technology class here.

April 17, 2020
Online

Race and American Sports - Zoomposium 2020
In this unusual time of social isolation and fear of an invisible enemy, the Race and the American Story Project aims to remind us all of the antidotes for these ills: human solidarity and love for one another. Isolation and fear are, after all, not new enemies; they are perennial obstacles to the practice of democracy and the achievement of justice. Those who study and live the story of race in America know this perhaps better than anyone. The events of our special Zoomposium will highlight and explore this story from many angles, guided by distinguished scholars, presented by ASU School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.

Session 2
Race and American Sports
A conversation featuring Aram Goudsouzian, Professor of History at the University of Memphis and author of King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution, and Scott N. Brooks, Associate Professor of Sociology at ASU and author of Black Men Can’t Shoot.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 1:00 to 2:30p om MST/Arizona | 4:00 to 5:30 pm EST
Location: Zoom (connectivity details provided upon registration)
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Aram Goudsouzian is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Memphis, where he has taught courses on the civil rights movement, the modern United States, and the history of American sports, as well as survey courses on African American History and the United States since 1877. He has served as department chair and the director off the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities. Along with Jaime Schultz, he is the editor of the Sport and Society series published by the University of Illinois Press.

Scott N. Brooks is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Research at Global Sport Institute at ASU. His is primarily interested in: youth and sport; inequality in sport, coaching and leadership; and community based sports interventions. His book, Black Men Can’t Shoot (University of Chicago, 2009), tells the importance of exposure, networks, and opportunities towards earning an athletic scholarship. Additionally, Dr. Brooks has consulted the NFL, MLB, college and high school coaches and athletes; and is a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

April 15, 2020
LIVE WEBINAR

Global Sport Institute is bringing the SXSW 2020 panel discussion to you! Join us online for Empowering the Athlete in the Post-Sport Journey, hosted Wednesday, April 15th at 1:00p (Phoenix, AZ); 4:00p (ET).

Collegiate and professional athlete transitions are unique due to the typical length of preparation, intense level of identity and connectedness, and the unpredictable nature of when one’s career can end. This often leads to identity foreclosure, where an athlete sacrifices their education and additional identity options or career aspirations. We know that the more you prepare to transition out of the original dream, the more time you have to focus on the next dream and move into the reality of a new working life. Transition is eased for athletes who engage in continuous learning and when a transition plan is securely in place before the athletic experience ends. This panel will dive into the effects of transition and what can be done to help athletes prepare for life outside of sport.

Mori Taheripour | With over a decade of extensive experience at the intersection of sports and social change in both the public and private sectors, Mori Taheripour is a globally-recognized executive and award-winning educator with unique expertise in negotiation, diversity and inclusion, athlete education and development, high impact philanthropy and sport for development.

Karen Gallagher | Dr. Gallagher is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Global Sport Institute. She serves as Project Manager on collaborative research efforts. She works in developing programs and research projects related to athlete post-sport transition. Gallagher earned her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University in 2017. 

Jacques McClendon | As the director of player engagement for the Los Angeles Rams, after spending seven seasons as an offensive lineman in the NFL, McClendon is responsible for assisting players with the transition to professional football and developing off-the-field success programs and activities.

Kenneth Shropshire | Professor Shropshire is CEO of the Global Sport Institute and the adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University after a thirty-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an author, educator and speaker consulting on athlete-transition and financial education and has worked with NCAA, Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Football League Players Association, the United States Olympic Committee and PGA golfer Rory McIlroy.

Who should attend:
  • All Athletes
  • Elite Athletes 
  • Student Athletes
  • Retired Athletes
  • Military Veterans
  • Coaches of all levels
  • Player Development Professionals
  • Front Office Executives
  • League Executives
  • Sport Agents
  • Sports Media
  • Sports-related Academia
  • Sports Fans

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW. Further information here.

 

April 13, 2020
VIRTUAL

Venture Devil winners onstage receiving giant check with GSI

Each year, we invite the top ventures from our Spring and Fall Demo Day sessions to perform a live pitch at the Global Sport Summit and compete for additional funds and other various prizes. Ventures range in areas of the sports industry and each is given an opportunity to gain meaningful funding to bring their idea to the next level. Because COVID-19 prevents an in-person pitch event, we will be hosting this year's Spring Pitch Competition virtually with a set of judges ready to award the next top ventures. 

The Global Sport Institute is proud to partner with Entrepreneurship and Innovation to award the top ventures through the program. The program is led by Jeff Kunowski, Associate Director of Innovation Programs at Global Sport Institute.

We will hold a closed Q&A session on Monday, April 13th with judges and ventures and announce winners by Tuesday, April 14th. 

Meet the Ventures:

Meet the judges:

 

Kenneth Shropshire, CEO Global Sport Institute

Professor Shropshire is CEO of the Global Sport Institute and the adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University after a thirty-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Shropshire's career has been highlighted by leading the launch of several noteworthy ventures in a variety of sectors including: leading the boxing competition during the last profitable Olympic Games, which was also the most televised event of the Games in 1984; founding and leading the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, one of the world’s most respected sports business think tanks in 2004; serving as a founder and board member of the Valley Green Bank, which was sold to Univest Corp. for $76 million in 2014; and guiding the launch of the non-profit Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) in 2016 and serving on its board. As a sports-industry leader he is former President of the Sports Lawyers Association, the largest such organization in the world, and also former Program Chair of the ABA Forum Committee, Sports Law Section. His views and insights on the sports industry can be heard via his “Why Sport Matters” podcast. He is an author, educator and speaker consulting on athlete-transition and financial education and has worked with NCAA, Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Football League Players Association, the United States Olympic Committee and PGA golfer Rory McIlroy.

 

Jake Plummer, Co-founder of ReadyList Sports

Jake the Snake was a 10-year vet and Pro Bowl quarterback in the NFL (Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos). He is known for his All-American season and run to the Rose Bowl while at Arizona State, winning the Cardinals’ first playoff game since 1947, and breaking John Elway’s franchise records, while taking the Broncos to the AFC Championship Game in 2005.  In December, Jake was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Since retirement, Jake has pursued entrepreneurship and launched the business venture, ReadyList Sports.

 

Justin Forsett, CEO & Co-founder at Hustle Clean

Justin is a former NFL running back and now a successful entrepreneur. He played 9 years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, and Denver Broncos. 

Since then, Justin has become an entrepreneur and the founder / CEO of Hustle Clean, which has been featured on Shark Tank, Fox, CBS, NBC and Cheddar. The Company’s products, including an on-the-go Shower Collection called ShowerPill which consist of a novel body wipe proven to kill 99.9 percent of germs, have taken off with availability at over 1,000 locations including Target, Crunch Fitness, Pharmaca, and UFC Gyms. Investors and advisors include many professional athletes including Jonathan Stewart, Steve Smith Sr., Ronnie Lott, Kyle Juszczyk and Prince Amukamara.

 

Tracy Lea, Assistant Director of Venture Development, ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation

Tracy Lea serves Entrepreneurship + Innovation as Assistant Director, Venture Development. In her role, she co-leads the ASU Venture Devils program around the three pillars of support which include the mentor, funding and spaces network to nearly 300 student, faculty, community and alumni startups, including the prestigious Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative.  Edson teams have raised over $15 million in external funding the past several years and have filed over 40 patents.  As part of the Venture Devils program, Tracy manages over 50 Venture Mentors designated as faculty associates to leverage their entrepreneurial expertise to further the ventures they serve.  Drawing on her military background Tracy spearheads the group's military, defense and veteran initiatives designed to elevate the imprint of veteran entrepreneurs. In addition, she teaches Entrepreneurship and Value Creation to both engineering and business students at ASU.

April 10, 2020
ZOOM MEETING

Faculty Cross Talk: Human Performance + Sport
The science of human performance is rapidly evolving as major advances in research, innovation and technology contribute to a greater understanding of the intersections between physical and behavioral health. Medical breakthroughs combined with the proliferation of wearable technologies and other highly customizable solutions can help elucidate the causal factors of injury, improve prevention, recovery, resilience and longevity--fueling higher performance and inspiring purposeful living.

Research in this field benefits people from all walks of life, from athletes seeking to maintain a competitive edge to military veterans recovering from injury or post-traumatic stress disorder to a broad spectrum of individuals wishing to recover or enhance mental and physical performance.

Global Sport Institute invites ASU faculty and graduate students to participate in our Faculty Cross Talk: Human Performance Sciences. Hear from ASU Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Drew Trojanowski on a university-wide effort to mobilize a broad consortium of academic, philanthropic, and industry partners engaged in the comprehensive, fully integrated exploration and advancement of human performance and recovery.

Our goal is to map the university’s assets in this field and apply them to launching the premier institute for human performance, dedicated to transforming our current understanding of performance and behavioral health through the lenses of science and wellness.

Following a brief 20-minute speaker presentation, participants can share ideas, research and projects to form new connections and collaborations.

Helpful ideas around the topic of Human Performance may include:
•How can military veterans and athletes use human performance science to improve physical and mental health after injury?
•What other constituencies benefit most from advancements in human performance sciences (e.g., athletes, active military, students, skilled workers, elderly)?
•How can ASU collectively translate knowledge into action for these various constituents?
•What opportunities exist for collaboration across units in this field?

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Questions? Email Kendall Jones (kendall.jones@asu.edu)

April 3, 2020
LIVE WEBINAR

Live webinar begins 11:00a (Phoenix, AZ); 2:00p (Eastern Time)

The global impact of COVID-19 has put a collective pause on the world of sport as we know it, and these unprecedented times will have a far-reaching impact long after the virus subsides. With the NCAA canceling championships, leagues halting seasons, and Olympic athletes at the mercy of the growing pandemic, many questions linger. What impact has been felt thus far? And what should we brace ourselves for when sports make their eventual return? Join us for a global discussion as we share perspectives from around the world.

Joining the conversation:

Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director of Maties Sports at Stellenbosch University and Executive Board Member of South African Rugby Union

Simon Chadwick, Director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon Business School

Tracey Holmes, Australian Journalist and presenter on ABC News Radio

Andrés Martinez, Arizona State University Professor of Practice & Journalist

James Skinner, Director for Sports Business at Loughborough University, London

Natalie Welch, Assistant Professor for Sports Management and Sports Marketing at Linfield College, enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Stephen F. Ross, Director for Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research 

Moderated by:
Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute

Around the World is the newest live conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

April 2, 2020 to April 16, 2020

Global Sport Matters: COVID-19 Special Report

On Thursday, April 2nd we'll drop a special episode of the Global Sport Matters Podcast. Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute will be joined by award-winning columnist and Visiting Senior Practitioner for the Global Sport Institute, William C. Rhoden.

COVID-19 is the rival no one in sport could prepare for or can defeat yet. Since mid-March, professional sports leagues around the world have either canceled their seasons all together or postponed them indefinitely. In this episode Ken and Bill discuss the implications of this - from fanless arenas to player eligibility.

They invite guests Traci Green (Head coach, Harvard Women's Tennis), Ray Anderson (Athletic Director, Sun Devil Athletics), and Grant Fogerty (ASU Men's Basketball player) to weigh in on these issues and share their personal experiences with canceled seasons, disappointed players, and how they plan move forward next year. Professor Jules Boykoff (Pacific University) also joins the show to discuss why he encouraged the cancelation of this summer's Olympic games, and what that means for athletes and beyond.

Head to https://globalsportmatters.com/podcast/ on April 2nd to listen to the episode!

February 21, 2020
Downtown Phoenix campus

Global Sport Institute invites the ASU community to explore topics around our 2019 -2020 academic theme, Sport and the Body, at our February cross talk, co-hosted with the Nutrition, Obesity, Exercise, and Lifestyle swarm from the Arizona Wellbeing Commons.
Allison Ross will present her current work focused on unifying and empowering girls through sport. Stavros Kavouras will talk about his extensive research on hydration and exercise performance.
ASU faculty and graduate students are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch and participate in the faculty cross talk. Bring any and all research and/or project ideas to share with others and find collaborations with other faculty, scholars, and practitioners.

Global Sport Institute hosts faculty cross talks provide opportunities for faculty, graduate students, and other interested scholars and practitioners to meet and exchange ideas relevant to sport research and projects. The general format includes a catered lunch, speakers, Q & A, and a designated time and format for idea-exchange.

Questions? Email Kendall Jones (kendall.jones@asu.edu)

About NOEL:
The nutrition, obesity, exercise and lifestyle division encompasses partnerships across the state to improve the health and wellbeing of Arizona. We will bring ideas together to develop interventions that are multi-sector, multi-institutional and multi-level collaborations. We will pay special attention to health disparities and use innovative strategies to monitor, promote and evaluate behaviors across the lifespan. Our goal is to disseminate the work we conduct and obtain large scale grants to fund our efforts (e.g., R01, Center grants, training grants). 

About Allison Ross:

Dr. Ross studies the contribution of physical activity to individual and community health in schools and neighborhoods. With a social-ecological framework, her research investigates how individual, socio-cultural, and environmental factors affect behavior, and how they collectively impact health and well-being.

About Stavros Kavouras:

Dr. Stavros directs the Hydration Science Lab where he is studying the mechanisms by whichwater intake impact health and performance. His current researchfocuses on the effect of water intake on glucose regulation and its implication on children’s hydration and obesity.

February 20, 2020
Phoenix Art Museum: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Black Bodies in Leadership: The Journey of the Black Quarterback

Throughout the history of the sport, black bodies have been seen as fast, strong and powerful on the football field. However, there have long been questions associated with African Americans in leadership positions on the field of play. Today, nearly 70% of the players in the NFL are African American, yet very few have led their team as quarterbacks.

Inspired by these factors, our panel of former and current quarterbacks will explore the history of those that have held the position, the status of black men represented in leadership today, and the best path for success going forward.

Join us starting at 6:00 p.m. for an inspiring event moderated by Bill Rhoden, award-winning sports writer and visiting professor at Arizona State University. Quarterback panelists include:

  • Marlin Briscoe
  • Dwayne Haskins
  • Jayden Daniels
  • James "Shack" Harris
  • Warren Moon
  • Doug Williams
  • More TBA!

*Registration required. Click here or fill out the form below to RSVP.

Can't attend in-person? Don't miss out on any of the insights by joining us via live stream! Select the "Live Stream" ticket option in Eventbrite and we'll send details and a reminder on when to tune in.

 

February 14, 2020
Tempe campus
Sport Innovation Tour Flyer

 

Event organizers of the Global Sport Institute, ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation, and W. P. Carey Center for Entrepreneurship invite students to join us for an innovation tour of sports facilities throughout the valley. We challenge students to innovate around the topics of fan engagement, venue technology, and player performance via an engaging bus tour of several local facilities. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Phoenix Rising Venture Challenge and how you can receive grant funding and mentorship to start a business.

This free event will take place on February 14th from 8:00am - 2:30pm, but space is limited.

Tour Locations:

  • Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center

  • Chase Field

  • Sun Devil Stadium

  • ASU Carson Center - Championship Life Suite - Lunch and Innovation Brainstorming

 

January 17, 2020
Downtown Phoenix campus

Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution ConferenceInternational dispute resolution is complex and constantly evolving due to the fast pace of the global economy and technological innovation. The Second Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference will convene top lawyers, counsel for global corporations, internationally-recognized arbitrators and mediators, academics, and leaders at arbitration institutions to engage in discussions on timely issues in international dispute resolution.

Global Sport Institute CEO & Professor, Kenneth Shropshire will moderate a dynamic panel of speakers on the topic of resolutions to international disputes in sport. Details and panel below:

Resolving International Sports Disputes
Kenneth Shropshire, CEO & Professor, Global Sport Institute | Arizona State University, Scottsdale, United States (moderator)
Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics | Arizona State University, Tempe, United States
Jeff Benz, Arbitrator/Mediator/Barrister | JAMS/4 New Square, London, United Kingdom
Despina Mavromati, Attorney | SportLegis, Lausanne, Switzerland
Louise Reilly, Barrister & Arbitrator | Bar of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

November 22, 2019
Tempe campus

two people playing basketball on Navajo Nation

American Indian Student Support Services, Live Well @ ASU, the American Indian Graduate Student Association, and Global Sport Institute invite you to attend a viewing party of the Netflix series “Basketball or Nothing." At the viewing, featured basketball player, Josiah Tsosie, will speak about his experience as part of the Chinle team and the making of the documentary. 

Netflix's "Basketball or Nothing" is a six episode docuseries following Chinle High basketball team in Arizona's Navajo Nation on a quest to win a state championship and bring pride to their isolated community.

Free to attend. Following the screening will be a Rezball or Nothing Basketball Tournament from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22nd. The championship games will be played on Sunday, November 24th from 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to determine the winning team. Tournament will take place at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex.

Tournament information: https://eoss.asu.edu/content/rezball-or-nothing-basketball-tournament

November 6, 2019
CITIZENS BANK PARK, PHILADELPHIA

SeventySix Capital Sports Innovation Conference

The second annual SeventySix Capital Sports Innovation Conference in Philadelphia will inspire and educate attendees on sports technology, esports, and sports betting – industries where innovation is moving at an accelerated pace.

Attendees will benefit from panels, keynote interviews, industry deep dives at lunch, and a sports startup pitch competition, all focused on the latest innovations in sports including athlete perspectives, data analytics, media, and more.

Startups focused on the sports digitalization, esports, and sports betting industries are invited to apply for our pitch competition where $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to top entrepreneurs!

Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute at ASU and adidas Distinguished Professor of Sport will be discussing all things sports and technology.

October 31, 2019
Tempe campus

runner jumping in the air

Around the world the arts, design and sport are woven into cultures, discourse and community. From visual arts and design to movement and dance to music and media, the intersection between art and sport can inspire innovation that impacts societies around the globe. 

This month, the Global Sport Institute and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts invite ASU faculty and graduate students to attend our Faculty Cross Talk: Arts, Design and Sport. Hear from Dr. Ariane Middel, assistant professor with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, presenting research findings on measuring and mapping out microclimates along the marathon course ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Middel's research team identified hot spots where spectators may face discomfort or illness because of the extreme heat and humidity in the region in August, presenting solutions that can remain in place long after the games are over. Read more in the ASU Now article here.

Dr. Dean Bacalzo, assistant professor of Industrial Design will share about his project to create a reliable, cost-effective urine color system for athletes to self-assess their hydration levels by combining user-friendly design principles with field research that advances methods to assess factors that affect athlete performance.

Following the brief 20 minute speaker presentation, participants can share ideas, research and projects to form new connections and collaborations. 

Helpful ideas around the topic of Arts, Design and Sport may be:

  • How can music therapy impact athletes with Alzheimer's?
  • Can a stadium be a work of art?
  • How can the 'sports uniform' be reinvented?
  • How can dance and movement help athlete performance?
  • How else can an arena be used?

All ASU faculty and graduate students welcome to enjoy a complimentary lunch and participate in the faculty cross talk. Bring any and all research and/or project ideas to share with others and find collaborations with other faculty, scholars, and practitioners.

About Faculty Cross Talks:

Global Sport Institute hosts faculty cross talks provide opportunities for faculty, graduate students, and other interested scholars and practitioners to meet and exchange ideas relevant to sport research and projects. The general format includes a catered lunch, 1-2 speakers, Q & A, and a designated time and format for idea-exchange.

Questions? Email Kendall Jones, (kendall.jones@asu.edu)

October 28, 2019
Tempe campus

Make Your Future - Sport Entrepreneurship event for ASU Student Athletes

Global Sport Institute, Entrepreneurship + Innovation and Sun Devil Athletics host a dynamic conversation for student athletes focused on entrepreneurship, sport, and how to build an innovative career.

On the panel:

  • Jeminise Parris, Women's Track and Field, Sun Devil Athlete 
  • Roman Rozell, Men's Wrestling, Sun Devil Athlete 
  • Jeff Kunowski, Associate Director of Innovation Programs, Global Sport Institute 

Moderated by: Brittany Martin, Program Manager, Venture Development, Entrepreneurship + Innovation

This an invite-only event for ASU's Student Athletes. 

 

September 28, 2019
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Sport For Every Body

The Global Sport Institute and Ability360 are celebrating National Family Health and Fitness Day at the world-class facilities of Ability360 Sport & Fitness Center! Learn and try out adaptive sports activities from experts, hear from diverse and inspiring athletes, and learn about community resources in an active, family-friendly, fun, and welcoming atmosphere.

The day will kick off at our "opening ceremonies" with inspiring words from a diverse body of athlete ambassadors. Then, opt to join in on dance fitness with an inclusive Zumba® class. After kick-off attendees can check out open stations with rotating activities like the rock climbing wall, wheelchair rugby and basketball, tours of the facility, and more. Exhibitors will also be present and ready with an array of information and community resources to help families stay active and healthy.

This event is FREE and welcomes all body types, from ages 1-101+. Free ample parking is available in the structure between the fitness center and the Ability 360 center.

This event is in conjunction with the launch of the Global Sport Institute’s new theme, Sport and The Body. The purpose of this event is to defy typical perceptions of what an “athletic body” looks like, and to share with the community a fun and inclusive opportunity for all body types to participate in sport.
September 26, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

4th Annual Women Sports Film Festival

The Women Sports Film Festival uses the power of documentary film to celebrate female athletes and the filmmakers who bring their stories to the screen. Their mission is to advance equity in women’s sports and filmmaking by creating a platform that amplifies the stories of strong, embodied women. 

To learn more about the festival, head to womensportsfilm.com. To enjoy 10% off ANY admission, click here to purchase tickets and use our unique promo code: GLOBAL10

August 29, 2019
Tempe campus

Sport and the Body

Wondering how your work ties into sport? Join us at this event to find out how. The Global Sport Institute is launching our 2019-2020 theme, Sport and The Body, to ASU faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in sport. We will provide a catered lunch will begin with a brief introduction of the Institute.

We'll present details of the new theme and corresponding research grants available for the 2019-2020 academic year including topics, policies, and deadlines, as well as research grants unrelated to the theme.

Then we'll host conversations between a multidisciplinary group of speakers, including Dr. Deborah Helitzer (Dean of ASU College of Health Solutions), Dr. Teri Pipe ASU Chief Well-Being Officer and former Dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Dr. Robert Turner (Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science), Dr. Siddhartha Angadi (ASU College of Health Solutions), Dr. Charles H. Adler (Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic), and others. Speakers will discuss the breadth of topics we can explore within Sport and the Body, including social sciences, hard sciences, and humanities.

This event is free but expected to reach capacity. Reserve your spot soon! Can't attend in-person? Go to https://www.ustream.tv/asutv at the start of the event and/or register for a "live stream" ticket to receive e-mail reminders on when to tune in!
August 7, 2019
The Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Walking on Water Directed by Rhasaan Nichols

The Global Sport Institute will host screenings at the summer's finest film festival!

The Global Sport Institute at ASU has partnered with the 17th Annual RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival presented by Run & Shoot Filmworks for the inaugural competition in celebration of the annual theme, Race and Sport Around the Globe. Together, we invited filmmakers to share their vision of how the power of sport can be translated through the lens of film in a short documentary format. Read more about the event and our film competition here.

At the festival we will debut the winning short documentary from the competition, as well as a premiere screening of Brian Banksstarring Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, and Morgan Freeman.

The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. 

March 28, 2019 to March 29, 2019
Hotel Palomar, 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The second annual summit returned to the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The event explored cutting-edge research and brought together expertise across a diverse set of disciplines to thoughtfully examine timely topics impacting the world of sports.

Interested in attending our annual Global Sport Summit next year, but wondering if you qualify to attend? 

We welcome any individual or organization with an interest and/or involvement in the broad world of sport. Including but not limited to:

  • Sport-related CEOs and leadership teams
  • Researchers, scholars, and academics
  • Sport entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors
  • Sports journalists and/or media professionals 
  • Sports historians, documentarians, or those working in humanities
  • Sports-related public relations and marketing professionals
  • Non-profit and community leaders
  • Students

The annual events are presented by the Global Sport Institute in partnership with the following ASU programs: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Sports Law and Business; W. P. Carey School of Business, Sports Business; School of Community Resources and Development, Community Sport Management; and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sports Journalism. 

For more on our 2019 Global Sport Summit check out our recap blog post here: 

https://medium.com/global-sport-institute/2019-global-sport-summit-examines-race-and-sport-around-the-globe-8250350e4a2b

 

Check out what was on the agenda from Global Sport Summit 2019 here.

Can Sport Save Globalization?
February 21, 2019
Rot'n Grapes - RoRo, 1001 N 3rd Ave., Ste. 1, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Almost everywhere you look, globalization appears to be in full retreat, derailed by tribalism, protectionism, nationalism, the reassertion of boundaries, and even an elitist progressive craving for all things locally-sourced.

Almost everywhere. Sport, of all things, is an important exception, the globalist’s improbable final beachhead. It’s important ground to hold. Sports are a form of global popular culture that influence how millions of people around the world connect to each other, situate themselves in the world, and self-identify.

Take soccer, which has made tremendous inroads in the USA. Can globalists here take solace in the fact that today’s kids represent the first generation whose worldview as sports fans extends beyond our shores? Similarly, in a Brexit-rattled Britain, does the stunning globalization of the English Premier League point the way to an alternative future? Stepping away from soccer, might the engagement of the NFL with Mexico and the NBA with China prove a powerful countervailing form of public diplomacy, independent of our government?

Andres Martinez Bio:

Andrés Martinez is a special advisor to ASU President Michael Crow, a professor of practice in the Cronkite School and the editorial director of Future Tense, a Washington, D.C.-based ideas journalism partnership between ASU, Slate magazine, and New America.

Martinez is focused on building media and research partnerships for ASU in both Mexico and Washington. He writes and speaks often on international economic issues and sports, and the link between both topics. He is currently working on a book project focused on the globalization of the English Premier League, and other sports leagues. Martinez is a director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and has also been the editorial director and executive editor of ASU-affiliated Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles.

A native of Mexico, Martinez earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Yale, a Master of Arts degree in Russian history at Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor degree at Columbia University Law School, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review.  

Mr. Martinez is a frequent contributor to Global Sport Matters and was a Global Sport Institute 2017-18 Seed Grant recepient. He was awarded for his work in writing a book on the Globalization of the English Premier League. https://globalsport.asu.edu/grant-recipient/andres-martinez-premier-league-and-globalizations-contradictions

Global Sport Matters articles by Andrés Martinez: 

For more : https://cronkite.asu.edu/about/faculty-and-leadership/faculty/andres-martinez-bio 

The Renaissance of the African American Athlete
February 11, 2019
Downtown Phoenix campus

In honor of Black History Month, the Global Sport Institute presented a special documentary screening and discussion of The Renaissance Period of the African American in Sports, a film that highlights the achievements of nine African-American athletes during and after the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

Distinguished panelists included co-producer Herbert Douglas, the oldest living African-American Olympic medalist (London 1948), Harrison Dillard, the oldest living American gold medalist (London 1948), and film producer Bob Lot. Discussion to be moderated by Dr. Victoria Jackson, Sports Historian and Lecturer of History at Arizona State University. 

Check out a recap of the event from our blog: https://medium.com/global-sport-institute/renaissance-of-the-african-american-athlete-991572542b2e 

Global Sport Institute
January 24, 2019
Downtown Phoenix campus

Paola Boivin, Digital Director of the Cronkite News Sports Bureau at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, spoke about her recent experience as a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Dr. Allison Ross, Assistant Research Professor in ASU’s School of Community Resources & Development, discussed her research on how leisure and physical activity can strengthen a community, and the role of physical and social environments in this process.

This was Global Sport Institute's first Faculty Cross-Talk to take place at the Downtown campus, and was held in the Beus Center for Law and Society, room 544. The general format for the free events include a catered lunch, two faculty speakers, Q & A, and a designated time and format for idea-exchange and building collaborative, cross-disciplinary partnerships between faculty, graduate students, and other interested scholars and practitioners.

Faculty and graduate students from all disciplines are always welcome. The goal of these events are to foster an environment for cross-disciplinary engagement. Guests are encouraged to attend the entire event, but are also welcome to attend for a portion as their schedules allow.

Sports Betting Summit at #CES2019
January 9, 2019
VSiN Studio at South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, 9777 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89183

Sports Betting Summit at #CES2019

Presented by VSiN, SeventySix Capital and the Global Sport Institute

Brent Musburger, legendary broadcaster and founder of VSiN, and former NBA commissioner David Stern had an intimate conversation about the future of sports betting, tech and media.

Schedule:
12:00 – 1:00 PM • Brent Musburger interviews David Stern
1:00 – 2:30 PM • Additional sports betting panels

Taking the Fist to Taking the Knee
October 23, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

The Global Sport Institute was joined by the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy for Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee, a 50th anniversary commemoration and conversation about the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the influence of athlete activism then and now. 

ASU Now Event Recap: https://asunow.asu.edu/20181023-global-engagement-raising-fist-change-asu-global-sport-institute

September 24, 2018
Auditorio Alfonso Caso, Escolar 1, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, Ciudad de Mexico, CDMX, Mexico

History is repeating itself in athlete activism. Fifty years after John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists during the national anthem at the Mexico City Olympics, athlete activism is again one of the most relevant – and controversial – political topics in the United States. Carlos and Smith directly influenced what Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players are doing now, and both protests ignited debates about the role of athletes in society. 1968’s podium and 2018’s NFL sideline are connected across time, space, and anthem. Raising a fist or taking a knee, athlete activism matters.

September 4, 2018
Tempe campus

Global Sport Institute launched its 2018 – 2019 theme, Race and Sport Around the Globe, to our ASU faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in sport. The keynote speaker was Dr. Elijah Anderson, from the sociology department at Yale University. Dr. Anderson spoke on the state of race in society around the globe, the role sport and sport research can play, and questions we can all address throughout the upcoming year. ASU’s Sanford School co-sponsored Dr. Anderson’s visit to campus.

August 8, 2018
Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

The Global Sport Institute and GlobalSport Matters hosted a screening  of: The Carter Effect. Sean Menard gives viewers an unprecedented look at Vince Carter: the six-foot-six, eight-time NBA All-Star from Daytona Beach who made waves in the Canadian basketball scene when he joined the Raptors in 1998.

This galvanizing documentary chronicles the rise of the Toronto Raptors and the pivotal role of basketball superstar Vince Carter in building the team’s notoriety and planting Toronto firmly on the world’s pop-culture map. The Carter Effect captures the thrill of the game, the complexity of the industry, and the intoxicating mix of athletics, civic pride, music, and surging diversity that make Toronto the entirely unique city that it’s become.

At the core of the film is an interview with the charismatic Carter himself, who speaks with insight and candor about his career and involvement with the Raptors. The legendary 2000 NBA Slam Dunk contest, the relationship between Carter and Tracy McGrady, the gut-wrenching drama of Carter’s departure from Toronto, and the recent, gratifying steps toward reconciliation.

After the screening, there was a dynamic film discussion with moderator and TV host Marci Ien of Toronto’s CTV, former Toronto Raptors Coach Darrell Walker, NBA assistant coach for the Boston Celtics Jerome Allen and the Global Sport Institute’s Scott N. Brooks.

April 13, 2018
2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The inaugural Global Sport Summit was the first-of-its-kind event and combined cutting-edge research with industry expertise to thoughtfully explore timely topics impacting the world of sports. Program highlights included a one-on-one sit down with Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute and Mark King, President of adidas Group North America, and a keynote address from David Epstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance. With a broad focus on the future of sport, general sessions and breakout sessions examined Super Athletes of the Future: The Ethics and Implications of Gene Editing; Get off the Couch! Stadium Technology Innovation and Fan Experience Future Models of Sports Media; and much more.

April 12, 2018
2 E Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Global Sport Summit attendees and local sports industry professionals attended this open-air event at the LUSTRE bar on the rooftop of the Hotel Palomar.  While enjoying complimentary appetizers and the cityscape of Downtown Phoenix, they learned more about the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University. 

March 16, 2018
ASU Barrett and O'Connor Washington Center, 1800 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

This interactive panel focused on athlete degree-completion—specifically how innovative approaches to education, including online options, can be used to increase access within this nontraditional population. In addition, we will examine how education can help athletes transition out of their playing careers, and onto a path to long-term success. 

 

March 9, 2018
Liberty Loft, New York New Yotk Hotel and Casino, 3790 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

This event took place against the backdrop of the men's Pac-12 basketball tournament and Pac-12 Global. The Global Sport Institute created the Global University Sport Summit to explore the strategy, trends and impact of sports globalization at the collegiate level, both within and outside of the U.S. 

January 29, 2018
First Amendment Forum, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Anita DeFrantz, a member of the International Olympic Committee and IOC Executive Board, discussed the impact of the Olympic Games with Victoria Jackson, sports historian and lecturer at the ASU School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. This talk was in partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

See the full event video here.

January 23, 2018
ASU Fulton Center, Lincoln Conference Room, 300 E University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

Dr. Rob Gray, Associate Professor and Program Chair, Human Systems Engineering, spoke on global sport engineering and technology.

November 24, 2017
Phoenix Indian School Visitors Center, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Presented by ASU's Center for Study of Race and Democracy

Long before #TakeAKnee protests, the movement against Native American mascots, derogatory team naming and cultural appropriation in sports proved a catalyst for discussion and debate about race and democracy in American culture. “More Than a Word” offers an inside look at these contentious issues through the campaign and legal cases against the Washington R*skins, and traces how racist terminology became embraced and beloved by sports teams and fans.

October 31, 2017
ASU Fulton Center, Lincoln Conference Room, 300 E University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
September 11, 2017
First Amendment Forum, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of the ASU Global Sport Institute and the Adidas Distinguished Professor in Global Sport, explored the unifying power of sports with Brett Kurland, director of Cronkite News — Phoenix Sports Bureau.

See the full event video here.

August 29, 2017
adidas Brand Flagship Store, 565 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017

The Global Sport Institute at ASU, in conjunction with adidas NYC and New America NYC, joined forces for a conversation on how local, national, and international policies — as well as cultural and socioeconomic barriers — impact sports access and participation.

August 11, 2017
100 Edgartown Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Roger Guenveur Smith gives voice to the man at the center of the brutal police beating that helped fuel the 1992 LA riots.

Followed by a Color of Conversation with
• Roger Guenveur Smith
• Director Spike Lee
• Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth L. Shropshire discussing how African American athletes are using their prominence to shine a light on police brutality.

August 9, 2017
Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

This event shared the story of six young female basketball players on Skylar Diggins' AAU team as they set out to prove that they are among the best basketball players in the country.   

The Film Screening was followed by a Color of Conversation with: 
• Producer Crystal McCrary
• ASU Hall of Famer and former WNBA pro Kym Hampton
• Dr. Scott Brooks, author of Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Title IX and Black Men Can’t Shoot

July 12, 2017
Grammy Museum at LA Live, 800 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Global Sport Institute's CEO, Kenneth L. Shropshire,  was the event keynote speaker.