April 22-‐26, 2014 Downtown Columbia Marriott The University of South Carolina Columbia, SC
Call for Papers
The College Sport Research Institute welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 7th annual CSRI
Conference on College Sport to be held at the Columbia Marriott:http://www.marriott.com/
The conference’s mission is to: “Provide students, scholars, and college-sport practitioners a
public forum to discuss relevant and timely intercollegiate-athletics issues.”
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 14, 2013 and MUST
be received no later than Friday, January 10, 2014 (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:
• One-inch margins,
• Times New Roman 12-point font, and
• 400-word maximum for 30-minute presentations and posters, and 800-word maximum for 65-minute
Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):
• 30-minute oral presentation (including questions)
• 65-minute panel, roundtable, or workshop
• Poster presentation
Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator schedule similar topics in
Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page) Line 4: presentation title (centered
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:
CSRI Office Manager - Joseph Isenberg at
NOTE: All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.
For more information regarding the conference:
or call at:
803.777.0658 / 803.777.5550