In The News

February 20, 2019

"Ken Shropshire has been educated and has worked at some of the nation’s leading academic institutions. But when it comes to sports betting, he admits he has a lot to learn.

Shropshire, who oversees the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, said there’s so much to learn on the subject.

“We’re in the first grade,” Shropshire said of learning about the roles and implications of sports betting in society. The proliferation of legal wagering on athletic events is sure to open doors to areas of research and study."

February 11, 2019

"Two former Olympians spoke as part of a Global Sport Institute event about the role athletes play in changing culture.

The dominating performances by nine African-American male track athletes in the 1936 Olympics was an inspiration for those who followed them, according to two former Olympians who spoke at Arizona State University on Monday."

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."