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Seed Grant Awardee: Ty Tang

This study aims to investigate how virtual embodiment of both animal and human avatars may affect performance, attention, and confidence in physical transfer tasks.

Seed Grant Awardee: Floris Wardenaar

This study focuses on how athletes can prepare for exercise in high temperatures by following a short term heat acclimation program as well as how athletes can cool their bodies in the same climate.

Seed Grant Awardee: Weiheng Xu

A recent study by Boston University suggests that 99 percent of the deceased National Football League (NFL) players were diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease that is often associated with repetitive brain trauma.

Seed Grant Awardee: Connor Sheehan

One potential intervention that could potentially reduce poor sleep of American adolescents is engagement in sports and exercise. Recent research suggests that exercising contributes to physical and mental health as well as enhances sleep quality in adolescents (Biddle & Asare, 2011; Lang et al., 2016), indicating exercise may serve as an effective intervention to improve adolescents’ sleep and health (Callaghan, 2004).

Seed Grant Awardee: Bradley Adame

Concussions represent a public health issue with consequences that reach far beyond the initial injury and affect nearly every aspect of the injured SA’s life. Typical education programs teach athletes how to recognize signs of brain injury and weakly advocate general injury mitigation strategies.

Field Studies: A 10-Year Snapshot of NFL Coaching Hires

The Global Sport Education and Research Lab, 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 the NFL’s hiring of coaches of color?

Walking on Water, a Brief History on Black Surfers

Walking on Water: a Brief History on Black Surfers won the grand prize in the inaugural Race and Sport Around the Globe Short Documentary Competition, sponsored by the Global Sport Insitute.

Sport and The Body: Theme Launch Luncheon

The Global Sport Institute launched our 2019-2020 theme, Sport and the Body, to ASU faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in sport.

1968 to 2018: Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee

The Global Sport Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University hosted an event on October 23rd, 2018 tracing a timeline of athlete activism in the U.S. with an emphasis on the iconic moment atop the Olympic podium in 1968.