Arizona State University as an institution is known for innovation and doing things differently. As you’ll discover in this interview, the athletic department has embraced that culture of innovation under President Crow and Vice President/Athletic Director Ray Anderson. This episode is packed with campus collaborations, such as with the ASU Global Sport Institute, led by his former Stanford football teammate and agent Kenneth Shropshire, and using experiences outside of college athletics and bringing them in to help him and the athletic department prepare for the changes ahead in college athletics. Anderson is also a professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and shares why he continues to teach class.
SPECIAL ISSUE Call for Proposals: The Sports Innovation Journal, published by the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute, is seeking commentary and empirical research submissions for a special issue on the changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics and the NCAA governance model.
The questions/topics show as chapters in the video above and separately linked with timestamp below:
- NFL Experience Helping in the AD Chair (0:45)
- Culture of Innovation at ASU (2:25)
- Athletic Facility Priorities (4:48)
- Local Resistance to ASU Changes (7:06)
- Adding Instead of Dropping Sports (9:25)
- Why You Signed Contract Extension (12:52)
- Agent Experience Helping Understand Changes (16:07)
- Professor of Law (18:30)
- ASU Global Sport Institute Partnership (22:05)
- AD Advice for Embracing Industry Changes (26:36)