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Brandon Marshall talking about mental health for children

May 21, 2019

Toughness. Grit. Perseverance. These traits are seen as necessary for athletes to obtain if they are to be successful in their sport. Displaying these characteristics means it’s common to view athletes as indestructible , but many significant...

Photo of young a group of young girls in soccer uniforms, flexing their muscles, SWB Baltimore’s all-girls team.

May 16, 2019

1 in just over 100 people on the planet have been or are being forcibly displaced, and half of those evacuating people are children.

One of many photos of Serena with one year old daughter, Alexis Olympia, on her personal instagram where the first line in her “bio,” under her blue-checked and verified name is “I’m Olympia’s mom.”

May 9, 2019

At age 36, before welcoming home baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. with husband Alexis Ohanian (cofounder of the social news website Reddit), the tennis icon dedicated decades to perfecting her killer serve and becoming the world’s most...

Jesse Owens winning first place at the 1936 Olympics.

May 8, 2019

In February of 2019 on the ASU Downtown campus, the Global Sport Institute held an event with the oldest living American gold medalist, Harrison Dillard, and the oldest living African-American Olympic medalist, Herb Douglas...

Promotional poster for the film competition

May 7, 2019

The Global Sport Institute at ASU has partnered with the 17th Annual RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival presented by Run & Shoot Filmworks for the inaugural competition in celebration of the annual theme, Race and Sport...

2018–2019 Global Sport Venture Devil winning ventures awarded and photographed with GSI CEO Kenneth L. Shropshire and Associate Director of GSI Innovation Programs, Jeff Kunowski, at the 2019 Global Sport Summit Lustre roof-top happy hour.

May 1, 2019

Global Sport Venture Devils, the partnered program between the Global Sport Institute and ASU’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation, presented final pitches at GSI’s annual event, the Global Sport Summit.

The winning venture, “Strax Rack,” is a made from re-purposed environmentally friendly Moso Bamboo. Once graduated from its prototype phase, the Ski rack aims to serve as a talking piece for all outdoor enthusiasts and further capture value within alterna

April 26, 2019

Global Sport Venture Devils, a partnered program between the Global Sport Institute and ASU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation, took place last week at Skysong and featured ten innovative pitches.

800m Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya embracing the cheers from the crowd

April 18, 2019

6 sports figures have made the #TIME100 list of most influential people in 2019, demonstrating that athletes have an impact beyond sport and into deeper levels of society.

Howard Bryant

April 1, 2019

The 2019 Global Sport Summit spanned two days in downtown Phoenix, fully packed with insights around our theme of “Race and Sport Around the Globe.” Here are three thought-provoking quotes we heard from just some of our speakers:

Legendary NY Times sports columnist Bill Rhoden laughing on stage at Global Sport Summit 2019

April 1, 2019

On March 28-29 the Global Sport Institute at ASU brought together individuals and organizations from a diverse set of disciplines. Conversation, ideas, and actions were discussed around the Institute’s annual theme: Race and Sport Around The Globe

4 women panelists speaking at Global Sport Summit 2019

April 1, 2019

ASU Global Sport Institute’s 2nd annual Global Sport Summit proved to be an event that follows the 2019 societal shift in the celebration of women. It also hosted a vast number of women industry professionals, panelists, academics, and students.

Colin Kaepernick kneeling.

January 30, 2019

At the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, we were curious about the actual impact the NFL was having in this “2.0” phase of athlete activism. We asked the NFL for, and received, internal reports on this activism.