Call for Papers | 13th Annual CSRI Conference on College Sport | USC Alumni Center, The University of South Carolina, April 1–3, 2020. Call ends January 24, 2020


The College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 13th annual CSRI Conference on College Sport to be held at the UofSC Alumni Center in Columbia, SC April 1-3, 2020. The conference’s mission is to: “Provide students, scholars, and college-sport practitioners a public forum to discuss relevant and timely college sport issues.”

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should reflect (but are not limited to) research addressing social-cultural, legal, financial, economic, political, administrative, or historical 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 reviewers have sufficient information to judge the research’s quality. Abstracts proposing teaching 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.

    • Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate registration fee.
    • Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review to determine acceptance.
    • Abstracts submitted to CSRI should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference. Researchers may be listed as author/co-author on no more than two proposals.

Abstracts submitted by students must have advisor approval. Faculty may be listed as “Faculty Advisor” (as opposed to co-author) on more than two student-authored submissions. Note: A faculty advisor may have supervised the conducted research but has not provided substantive original scholarship or authorship. However, a faculty advisor should have read and approved the abstract and supervised the conducted research. Faculty should feel free to contact CSRI to discuss the appropriateness of this designation on a submitted abstract. CSRI is committed to supporting student research and encourages faculty to mentor students and submit student-authored research.

Submission dates

Abstracts will be accepted from Friday, December 13, 2019 (8:00a.m. EST) until Friday, January 24, 2020 (11:59p.m. EST).

Submission procedures

With the anticipated launch of the newly revamped CSRI website on-or-about Friday, December 6, 2019, abstracts for this year’s conference will be submitted via a CSRI Conference Abstract Submission portal.

The new CSRI website will be a single location that will allow access to:

  • CSRI Research Reports (e.g., AGG Reports, recruiting visit data),
  • CSRI Conference program information, abstract submission and registration,
  • the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA),
  • CSRI Partnerships (i.e., The Intercollegiate, Trey Athletes), and
  • CSRI College Sport Collections.

Questions or concerns

For current information regarding the conference you can still visit:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Dr. Richard M. Southall

CSRI Conference Abstract Review Committee Chair
or call 803.777.5550

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