Welcome to the Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute
With national championships and top 25 academic rankings, Clemson University is known for its excellence on the field and in the classroom and research lab. The Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute seeks to marry these areas of excellence through the academic study of sport sciences.
Thanks to the generosity of the late Robert H. Brooks ’60, the institute began in the 1990s with an emphasis on motorsports engineering, sports communication, sports management and sports marketing. Its support for motorsports engineering was a leading factor in the creation of the renowned Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
Today, the institute supports research and scholarships as well as Legacy Professors named for Brooks’ son and three colleagues who died in a 1993 plane crash. It is an effort that is growing and evolving with the addition of research seed grants, a lecture series and other initiatives.
Clemson University undertakes this mission out of deep respect for Robert H. Brooks and as testimony to his love for Clemson University and his love for sports.
The Brooks Sports Science Institute (BSSI) and Clemson Athletics hosted an informational and networking session for interested researchers and faculty members from the Clemson community. Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning, Rick Franzblau, and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tommy Evans, provided an in-depth overview of technologies and assessments being utilized in the training and development of student-athletes at Clemson.
The event was part of an initiative to stimulate discussion, partnerships, and research opportunities between and among Clemson University faculty and Athletic Department staff.
Sports Illustrated Day (see second set of photos from Watt Innovation Center.)
Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute and Clemson University Department of Communication hosted members of the Sports Illustrated editorial team for Sports Illustrated Day on Oct. 25. Ryan Hunt, Co-Editor-in-Chief, and Jamie Lisanti, Special Projects Editor, discussed the future of sports journalism, recent breaking news sports stories and the use of social media analytics and digital media in sports journalism with students. Our RHBSSI Fellows and Professors engaged with the editorial team to explore how the two organizations can partner in the future.
Read the full 2019 Annual Report here.
- Sports Illustrated taps Clemson Social Media Listening Center to inform editorial content, social strategy
- Faculty member’s communication research informed by love of sports honored with early career award
- Scholar on African-American athletes and civil rights will speak at Clemson
- Clemson researcher warns of spread of homemade steroids
- CBSHS dean emeritus to lead tiger university consortium and Clemson sports science institute