2012 CSRI Conference on College Sport
April 19-21, 2012
William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Call for Papers
The College Sport Research Institute welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 5th annual CSRI
Conference on College Sport to be held on the campus of The University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. The conference’s mission is to: “Provide students, scholars, and
college-sport practitioners a public forum to discuss relevant and timely intercollegiate-athletics
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 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 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 multi-person, blind-review process to determine acceptance.
Abstracts submitted to CSRI should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another
Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to Monday, October 17, 2011 and MUST
be received no later than Friday, January 20, 2012 (11:59p.m. EST). Submissions
received after this date and time will not be considered for acceptance.
ABSTRACT FORMAT AND SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:
All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment and must contain
the following information and conform to the following format requirements:
Times New Roman 12-point font, and
400-word maximum for 30-minute presentations and posters, and 800-word
maximum for 65-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)
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:
(Graduate Research Coordinator – College Sport Research Institute) at
NOTE: All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment
For more information regarding the conference:
919.843-9627 / 919.962-3507