In The News

March 26, 2019

"When ASU President Michael Crow signaled to the university community with the launch of the Global Sport Institute in 2017 that sport matters, faculty whose academic curricula explore the topic took heart.

“We felt emboldened that our work was indeed legitimate and intellectually sophisticated, and we began to make connections across ASU to find others like us who study and write about sport and society,” said School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies Lecturer Victoria Jackson."

February 22, 2019

"Kenneth ShropshireCEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University

"Without a doubt, my favorite fictional Black athlete — from the movie 'Cooley High' (1975) —  is Cochise. It's the first movie, in my opinion, in a long line of movies where there's a Black athlete who's about to make it — and, spoiler alert, gets killed off some way in the end. For those a little bit young, think 'Boyz n the Hood.' Same story has been told over and over again. But this one was really the lead in this. And for me, too, it was impactful. I saw it with a bunch of guys I had gone to high school with, and we spent the whole time afterwards talking about who was who in the movie. And me and another guy, a basketball player, were the guys who had gone off and gotten scholarships and gone off to college. So we got labeled with the Cochise title. Although I played football, not basketball."

February 22, 2019

"Duke basketball phenom Zion Williamson suffered a knee injury just 33 seconds into Wednesday's marquee matchup against North Carolina when his shoe split clean open. Arizona State Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth Shropshire wonders whether Williamson will decide to play again this season."