Wednesday, January 09, 2008

CSRI deadlines and information

Richard Southall at the University of Memphis wants to remind everyone about upcoming deadlines for the College Sports Research Institute conference this spring. If you have any questions you can contact him

On behalf of the CSRI Executive Board, I wanted to drop you a gentle reminder about the approaching deadline for submission of abstracts for the College Sport Research Institute’s inaugural 2008 Scholarly Conference on College Sport. You can click on this link for more information on abstract guidelines

We hope you are planning to submit an abstract and attend this year’s conference. This conference provides a great opportunity for college-sport scholars to meet and discuss college sport for three days! We look forward to having you join us in Memphis April 16-19, 2008.

Confirmed conference speakers and panelists include:

Dr. Jon Ericson – Former Provost, Drake University
Prof. Linda Greene - Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
Dr. Leonard N. Moore - University of Texas – Austin
Dr. G. David Pollick - President, Birmingham-Southern College
Mr. Sonny Vaccaro, Former Vice President – Nike, adidas, Reebok
Dr. Rufus Barfield – University of Central Florida
Mr. Lee Evans – 1968 Mexico City Olympic gold medalist (400M & 4X400M), Head track coach, University of South Alabama
Ms. Christine Grant - Former Director, Women’s Athletics - University of Iowa
Dr. Othello Harris - Miami University of Ohio
Mr. Ramogi Huma – Executive Director, National College Players’ Association
Mr. David Meggyesy – Author, “Out of Their League” – Former NFL Player
Mr. Mack Rhoades – Athletic Director, Akron University
Dr. Kenneth Shropshire – University of Pennsylvania

The complete conference schedule (Wed. April 16 – Sat. April 19, 2008) will be posted on the CSRI website shortly. We hope you will be part of this conference and help to make it a great event.


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