In The News

March 5, 2020

Zanin and her research team were awarded an $18,000 seed grant from the ASU Global Sport Institute to find out why these gender disparities in youth sport participation exist. Their research won a top paper award at the National Communication Association annual convention in 2019 and was recently published in the academic journal Communication and Sport.

The team found that there are fewer girls playing sports due to lack of access, safety, funding and transportation.

March 4, 2020

New York City Rugby League hope to turn Americans on to the sport. In 2018, Global Sport Matters claimed rugby was the fastest growing sport in the United States and identified Nielsen research that indicated 33 million people were interested in it. 

February 28, 2020

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins hosted their fourth annual Dolphins Business Combine (DBC) from February 23–27. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, created the event to provide unique opportunities for his players' development off the field.

Starting with 16 participants in 2017, the DBC had its highest turnout in 2020, with 38 players taking part in the event. Throughout the week, attendees took part in seminars focused on real estate, entrepreneurship, business leadership, business operations, corporate finance, marketing and project management.

These sessions were led by NFL alumni and Arizona State University professors with first-hand knowledge of their respective fields. Each player also received a DBC business accelerator program certificate in partnership with ASU's Global Sport Institute.