Friday, May 18, 2007

College Sport Research Institute

The College Sport Research Institute will soon be off and running at the University of Memphis. Faculty leader and director Richard Southall reports that the Institute will soon get final approval from the unversity, so congratulations are in order.

Richard has also send out for feedback a preliminary call for papers for the CSRI annual symposium/ conference in April 2008, which is listed below. Apparently, the dates are still flexible; feel free to contact him regarding times, dates, etc. at

College Sport Research Institute
Call for Papers
3rd Annual Conference
April 16-19, 2008 – Memphis, TN

To be considered for acceptance, 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 developing 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 the 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 three-person, blind-review process to determine acceptance. Abstracts submitted to CSRI should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference, but may reflect work that has been previously presented at another conference.

All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.Abstracts 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: length of session desired (choose from the options below):
· 25-minute oral presentation (including questions)
· 75-minute teaching symposium, roundtable, or workshop
· 75-minute forum (2-3 papers with a discussant, including questions)
· Poster presentation

Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator to 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
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.SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to October 1, 2007 and MUST be received no later than Monday, December 17, 2007 (11:59p.m. CST). Submissions received after this date and time will not be considered for acceptance.

Email all abstracts to:

Richard M. Southall (Director - CSRI) at

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


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