In The News

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.”

November 21, 2018

"During the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in protest of social injustices during the podium ceremony. Nearly 50 years later, professional athletes are now kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

In 2017, ASU saw two of its own female athletes kneel for the same cause."