9th Annual CSRI Conference on College Sport
April 20-22, 2016
Downtown Columbia Marriott
The University of South Carolina
Call for Papers
The College Sport Research Institute welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 9th annual CSRI
Conference on College Sport to be held at the Downtown Columbia, SC Marriott:
The conference’s mission is to: “Provide students, scholars, and college-sport practitioners a public
forum to discuss relevant and timely college sport issues.”
To be considered for acceptance, abstracts must reflect research on college-sport history, socialcultural
college-sport issues, legal theory or the application of law to college-sport issues, businessrelated
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 26, 2015 and MUST be
received no later than Friday, January 22, 2016 (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 poster presentations. 800-word maximum for 30-minute oral
presentations & 65-minute symposia, panels, roundtables, or workshops. (NOTE: References
should be included for in-text citations.)
Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):
● Poster presentation
● 30-minute oral presentation (including questions)
● 65-minute symposium, panel, roundtable, or workshop
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 on page)
Line 5: blank
Line 6 to end: text of abstract (including demonstration of research conducted)
In your email please include the corresponding author’s contact information.
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 Conference Abstract Review Committee 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