Monday, September 29, 2008


Boy, that's a lot of confusing letters! Here's the official explanation--

2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport
April 15-18, 2009
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Call for Papers:

The College Sports Research Institute welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 2nd annual Scholarly Conference on College Sport to be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The conference's mission is to "provide students, scholars and college- sport practitioners with a public forum to discuss relevant and timely intercollegiate-athletics issues."

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts must reflect college-sport research on the history of intercollegiate athletics, social-cultural college-sport issues, legal theory or the application of law to college-sport issues, business-related issues in college sport, or special topics related to current college-sport issues. The research should have reached a fairly complete stage of development and the abstract should provide enough detail about the research so that reviewers have sufficient information to judge its quality. Abstracts proposing teaching-related sessions on college-sport issues will also be considered, as long as the abstract provides sufficient detail to judge the quality of the proposed session. Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review process to determine acceptance. Abstracts submitted to CSRI should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference.


Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to Friday, October 3, 2008 and MUST be received no later than Friday, January 16, 2009 (11:59 p.m. EST). Submissions received after this date and time will not be considered for acceptance.


All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment and must contain

the following information and conform to the following format requirements:


One-inch margins,

Times New Roman 12-point font, and

400-word maximum for 25-minute presentations and posters, and 800-word maximum for 75-minute presentations.


Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):

30-minute oral presentation (including questions)

65-minute teaching symposium, roundtable, or workshop

65-minute forum (2-3 papers with a discussant, including questions)

Poster presentation

Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator schedule similar topics in succession

Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page)

Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)

Line 5: blank

Line 6 to end: text of abstract (including demonstration of research conducted)

In the email message accompanying the attached abstract, include the principal author’s name, postal mailing address, email address, and fax and telephone numbers.

Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate registration fee.

Email all abstracts to:

Blake Griffin (Graduate Research Coordinator – College Sport Research Institute) at

NOTE: All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.


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