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College Sport Research Institute

Welcome to the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI). Our mission is to encourage and support interdisciplinary and inter-university college sport research, serve as the research consortium for college sport researchers from across the United States, and disseminate college sport research results to academics, college practitioners, and the general public.

Supporting College Sport Research

The world of college sport is rapidly evolving. As a result, issues arise with increasing regularity. Our organizational goal is to create awareness of these questions and to foster creative solutions.

The center's vision is to provide opportunities for independent, organized and focused cross-disciplinary research regarding college sport in the United States. Specifically, CSRI is committed to serving as a national clearinghouse for college sports research, building research capacity – both internally and externally – that increases the ability of students, faculty, and college-sport practitioners to perform research into issues in college sport. Learn more about CSRI.

About the CSRI Conference

Our annual conference provides researchers from across the United States a forum for sharing their innovative college sport research. Information about the spring 2023 CSRI Conference coming in fall 2022.

About the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA)

The College Sport Research Institute is pleased to sponsor the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, the peer-reviewed, scholarly, and open-access journal dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and disseminating current college sport research. Learn more about JIIA.

About the Collections

CSRI’s College Sport Collections are dedicated to the preservation, celebration, and study of artifacts that are critical to college sport history, including the Jerry and Lois Tarkanian Collection and the Mary Willingham Papers. Learn more about the collections.

About the Reports

Our annual AGG Report identifies gaps in NCAA and federal graduation rates between athletes and non-athletes based on demographic variables and type of sport participation. View the reports here.

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