Thursday, June 21, 2007

CRSI Update

The following comes from Richard Southall at the University of Memphis regarding the College Sports Research Institute. Any questions or comments should be directed to Richard at

We are moving ahead with developing CSRI's infrastructure and I want to ask you and others to offer suggestions for individuals you feel we should contact to see if they are willing to serve in one or more of the following areas: a) CSRI Advisory Committee, b) CSRI Faculty Affiliate,and c) Issues in College Sport Conference Planning Committee. After we have concluded this process, we will be sending out invitationletters by August 1, 2007 to identified individuals soliciting their willingness to participate in CSRI. We recognize this will be an ongoing process and that the configuration of these areas will continue to evolve.

Our website is undergoing development now and should be up within thenext few weeks. The website address is:

We have finalized the 2008 conference dates: April 16-19 with thefollowing tentative schedule of events:

Wed. April 16, 2008: 2nd annual "Tee off for Tigers" Golf Tournament, Executive Board Meeting

Thurs. April 17-19, 2008: 3rd Annual Issues in College Sport Conference; Keynote Speaker (TBA), three invited panels discussing pertinent issues in college sport, welcome evening reception

Friday - Keynote Speaker (TBA), refereed academic presentations/panels re: issues in college sport (all-day),Lunch, and CSRI Banquet

Saturday - JIIA Editorial Review Board meeting, Refereed academic presentations re: issues in college sport(half-day), CSRI Advisory Committee meeting
In addition to the refereed academic presentations, we plan to have undergraduate and graduate student poster presentation competitions to encourage student participation and attendance at the conference.

We are also developing the center's focused research agenda for 2007-2008 and would appreciate researchers submitting proposed research projects for consideration and possible funding.

I appreciate everyone's willingness to be involved in CSRI a great deal and look forward to getting this venture off the ground.


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