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The NBA has largely supported its players' protests, including kneeling during the anthem.  David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated

September 4, 2020

A social justice movement is sweeping the country—and professional sports. Is the NFL ready for whatever comes next?

NBA taking a knee

September 3, 2020

With more leadership positions in sports being established for diversity and inclusion, numerous hires don’t always have sports experience — but that might actually be more beneficial, says Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sports Institute..

swoosh vote

September 2, 2020

Professor Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, explained in an interview this summer how this change in media could have a big effect in the influence athletes have in future politics.

SeventySix Capital Leadership Series–Ken Shropshire

August 31, 2020

Wayne Kimmel speaks with Ken Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute, about what is currently going on in the sport world today.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 27: The Black Lives Matter logo is seen on an empty court as all NBA playoff games were postponed today during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 27, 2020 in Lake Buen

August 31, 2020

We’re likely to see more companies embracing athlete activism, said Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University.He said athletes who want to be effective activists need to keep their eyes on the prize if sponsorship money rolls in.

Ken headshot

August 31, 2020

It’s difficult to surprise Kenneth Shropshire when it comes to race and sports in America...

Race Imboden is among the athletes included on the Team USA Council on Racial and Social Justice ©Getty Images

August 29, 2020

The leadership team also features Scott Brooks, an associate professor at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and associate director of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University...

Giannis Giannis Antetokounmpo at the Bucks' announcement of their job action on Wednesday.

August 29, 2020

About 24 hours after the Milwaukee Bucks didn't take the court in the NBA playoff bubble, Kenneth Shropshire got to thinking about the sports world's mass boycott of apartheid South Africa, the biggest mobilization of activist athletes in history.

Empty NBA Court

August 28, 2020

"Now that we have the calibration that's done by social media followers, we know where LeBron James stands in terms of popularity and influence, so there's a greater acknowledgment that they have they this platform," said Kenneth L. Shropshire...

The court sits empty after the Milwaukee Bucks didn't take the floor in protest against racial injustice and the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Ashley Landis/AP)

August 28, 2020

For Only A Game regular Kenneth Shropshire, this week's events have reminded him of the year 1985 ... and a song.

Phoenix Mercury via Cronkite News The Phoenix Mercury announced that players will display Breonna Taylor’s name on the back of their jerseys for the 2020 season.

August 28, 2020

“Nothing like this has ever occurred,” said Kenneth Shropshire, the CEO of Global Sports Institute at Arizona State University.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 27: The Black Lives Matter logo is seen on an empty court as all NBA playoff games were postponed today during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 27, 2020 in Lake Buen

August 27, 2020

In protest, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks decided to not attend their playoff game in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back by police seven times as he tried to enter his car. Kenneth Shropshire joins Marketplace.

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