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UNLV Sports Innovation Institute News

The UNLV Sports Innovation Institute aspires to be a nationally recognized hub that integrates sport science and sport business to provide cutting-edge solutions to unique challenges and drive the future of sport. The institute also aims to be a leader in training the next generation of sport scientists and sport business professionals through interdisciplinary education and research.

Current Sports Innovation Institute News

Spring Flowers (Becca Schwartz)
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A roundup of the top news stories featuring UNLV students and faculty.

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
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A collection of news stories and highlights featuring UNLV students and faculty.

Sports Innovation Institute In The News

Las Vegas Sun

Management at the South Point last March moved its annual NCAA Tournament viewing party from its usual 20,000 square-foot space to a venue four times that size, offering guests a unique experience to watch and bet on the action at the resort’s “Most Massive Madness Party in Las Vegas.”

Las Vegas Sun

Management at the South Point last March moved its annual NCAA Tournament viewing party from its usual 20,000 square-foot space to a venue four times that size, offering guests a unique experience to watch and bet on the action at the resort’s “Most Massive Madness Party in Las Vegas.”

Recent Sports Innovation Institute Accomplishments

Dr. Nate Hollister (Emergency Medicine) and his colleague Scott McDonald (Kinesiology) organized the Circus Meets Medicine conference held at UNLV on March 22, 2024. The conference featured live demonstrations from artists as well as speakers discussing perspectives from elite performers and experts on injury management, biomechanics, and well-…
John Mercer (Kinesiology and Nutrition Science; UNLV Sports Innovation Institute) and Andrew Craig-Jones, a UNLV alum now assistant professor at Augusta University, were the senior and lead author on the paper "The effect of compression garments on biomechanical and physiological factors" in Biomechanics. This paper also was co-authored by James…