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December 10, 2018
A series of new partnerships with three areas of focus – to provide access, to remove stereotypes, and to address the inequality for female athletes at all levels and ages – will be introduced including:
  • Partner with the Global Sport Institute (GSI) at Arizona State University to identify existing barriers to sport for women, examine how to overcome the barriers and explore what equality means for women in sport across opportunity and pay. As an independent research institute, GSI will help adidas tap into existing and new original research and subject matter experts.
December 2, 2018

Keep the F.A.I.T.H. is a program to teach life skills to young athletes through a curriculum that can be offered by schools. Founded by Cecile Shell, a student in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, the venture won $1,000. “We’ll focus not just on academics, but we’ll implement financial literacy and identity development,” Shell said. “We want you to know that you have more to offer society.”

October 24, 2018

The debate over Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the national anthem took a sharp turn after Eric Reid called Malcolm Jenkins “a sellout,” and it ended up bringing the granddaughter of Olympic hero Jesse Owens to tears.

Gina Hemphill-Strachan had to fight back her emotions when John Carlos, who became infamous 50 years ago for raising his fist on the medal stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, explained during a ranging discussion at Arizona State University how the Reid-Jenkins spat was similar to a disconnect in his era’s movement.

September 25, 2018

When Wyomia Tyus and John Carlos stood in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City for the first time in 1968, they helped launch a movement of athletes raising their voices — and in the case of John Carlos, raising his fist. Their goal was to bring light to racial inequality in the United States. A half-century later, their message still rings loud in stadiums around the world.


September 5, 2018

Yale professor's talk kicks off Global Sport Institute's year of exploring race.

May 7, 2018

For all the heightened chatter this year about whether college student-athletes should be paid, Dr. Kenneth Shropshire suggests that making their education a priority is more important than a microscopic focus on financial compensation.

May 7, 2018

ASU leads push for more programs to help former student athletes transition into post-playing careers through degree completion. ASU Now reached out to Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute and author of the recently published book, "The Miseducation of the Student Athlete," to better understand the challenges facing athletes and the potential to provide support.

May 7, 2018

NFL Player Engagement collaborated with Arizona State University (ASU) in conjunction with its new Global Sport Institute to develop this year’s curriculum. The program offers participants an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the financial world, and establish habits that will help maintain long-term financial stability.

May 7, 2018

Ken Shropshire of Arizona State University's Global Sport Institute talks about high-profile issues in the world of NCAA athletics, such as whether collegiate athletes should be paid and how to improve their educations.

May 7, 2018

In his recent book The Miseducation of the Student Athlete: How to Fix College Sports, Shropshire and his co-author Collin D. Williams argue that “student” has to come first in student-athlete: the focus should be on prioritizing a meaningful education.

February 7, 2018

Kathy Kudravi, a veteran award-winning sports journalist who has led news teams at ESPN and CNN, has been named the executive editor of a new international sports research and knowledge lab at Arizona State University.

April 28, 2017

Incredibly aware of how to “use the unifying power of sport to make positive impact in the world,” after three decades as a Wharton School of Business and Department of Africana Studies professor, Kenneth Shropshire is taking his talent to Arizona State University.

April 27, 2017

Kenneth Shropshire to create international sports center that 'will use the unifying power of sport to make positive impact in the world'

April 27, 2017

Kenneth Shropshire, a professor of sports, business and law, and director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, is leaving to join Arizona State University to lead a new international sports center.

April 27, 2017

Arizona State University has recruited a new professor, creating a new faculty position for him to establish a new international sports center at the university.