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College Sport Research Institute


What We Can Do for You 

  • Encourage and support interdisciplinary and interuniversity collaborative college-sport research
  • Serve as a research consortium for college-sport researchers
  • Disseminate college sport research results to academics, college-sport practitioners and the general public

CSRI Conference

For the past eight years, hundreds of faculty and students have met at the annual CSRI Conference each April. The 2015 Conference will again be hosted by the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. From April 20-22, the conference will host two outstanding keynote speakers:

  • Ramogi Huma – President of the National College Players Association, and
  • Earl Smith – noted sociologist and author of “Race, Sport and the American Dream.”

Learn more about the 2015 conference program, registration, accommodations and other key information!

Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA)

For many fans, intercollegiate athletics represents Saturday afternoons in the fall spent tailgating prior to a big football game. College presidents, caught up in their school's 'March Madness' experience, cite college sport’s unique ability to attract people to their institution.

Within this setting, it is vital that all those involved in college sport, including: NCAA and university administrators, athletic department staff members, faculty, media, and athletes have access to independent critical research focused on college-sport issues.

The College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) is pleased to sponsor the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA), a peer-reviewed, scholarly, open-access journal dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and disseminating interdisciplinary and interuniversity collaborative college-sport research.

As the College Sport Research Institute’s official journal, JIIA is dedicated to critically examining ethical, social, economic, and political issues surrounding college sport in the United States and providing readers with thought-provoking editorials, research articles, and reviews.

Learn more about submission guidelines, editorial board and staff, past issues and other important information.