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Seed Grant Awardee: Eric Legg

Issues of sex, sexuality, and gender are inextricably linked to sport. Research within sport has examined issues such as experiences of LGBTQ employees (Melton & Cunninhgam, 2014), gender and sex diversity in sport (Cunningham & Sagas, 2008), sex testing (Pielke, 2017), and adolescent athlete views on masculinity (Legg & Varney, in progress).

Seed Grant Awardee: Dongwoo Jason Yeom

In the field of physical training, previous studies proved that lighting intensity affects physical training performance significantly. However, most studies were conducted on elite athletes and there were few studies focused on gender difference which limits the opportunity for better training and to create an improved training environment for the general public.

Seed Grant Awardee: Devoney Looser

The other thing that roller derby was about, from the very first—which makes it uniquely different from baseball—was its powerful female athlete-stars, competing with and alongside men. That history isn’t incidental to roller derby’s becoming one of today’s most inclusive sports for gender non-binary athletes.

Seed Grant Awardee: Betsy Schneider

Many girls who played on boy's sports teams paved the way for girl's teams and programs. They have served as role models for children who might be afraid to pursue something that brands them as different or another.

Seed Grant Awardee: Loretta LeMaster

The narrative provides an effective communicative means through which we might better understand the mundane ways TGNC athletes navigate sporting contexts. The communicative terms of engagement that TGNC athletes use may and/or may not align with and/or against the historically sedimented sport nexus, which presumes a non-TGNC body and experience.

Field Studies: NFL Head Coach Hiring and Pathways in the Rooney Rule Era

The purpose of this report is to describe coach hiring and firing patterns and pipelines leading to head coaching and to expand our original analyses to include seasons from the start of the Rooney Rule.

Equity in Sport: Public Perceptions of Equal Pay for Women and Men Athletes

In a 2020 poll of U.S. residents’ perspectives designed and analyzed by the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, we asked questions about equal pay for women and men athletes.

Field Studies: A 10-Season Snapshot of NCAA Power Five Head Football Coaching Hires

The Global Sport Institute, with the help of the Paul Robeson Center for Innovative Academic and Athletic Prowess at the University of Central Florida, sought to answer one question: What can we say about hiring of head Coaches of Color by NCAA member institutions?

2020 Global Sport Research Conference

The 2020 Global Sport Research Conference (ReCon) was a virtual gathering of researchers worldwide held to listen, present and connect on current work and findings, on July 22, 2020.