Richard M. Southall is a tenured, Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina-Columbia, in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management. His research focuses on critically examining the NCAA’s Collegiate Model of Athletics. He teaches courses in college sport, sport ethics, event management, and management theory.
His research has led to numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, including Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Sports Law Journal, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Journal of the Legal Aspects of Sport, Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Sociology of Sport Journal, and Sport Marketing Quarterly. Dr. Southall is co-author of two sport-management textbooks: Introduction to Sport Management: Theory and Practice (2nd ed.), and Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks (3rd ed.). Dr. Southall has given more than 100 national and international research presentations.
Dr. Southall is Director of the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) at the University of South Carolina, which publishes annual Adjusted Graduation Gap (AGG) Reports. A recognized expert on NCAA big-time college-sport issues, he is frequently contacted by the national media, and has been quoted in such news outlets as The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time and CNN.
Dr. Southall was a primary consultant for the plaintiffs in O’Bannon v. NCAA. In July 2014 Dr. Southall was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation during a committee hearing on the safety and well being of college athletes.