Communication and Sport Division

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Welcome to the NCA Communication and Sport Division page.

The Communication and Sport Division welcomes all scholarly, pedagogical, and service-related endeavors pertaining to connections between communication practices and their relationship to sport and all it encompasses. Topics include (but are not limited to) relationships between communication and the discourses surrounding sport, the mediation of sport, the traditions unfolding within sport, the organization of sport, the production of sport, the identity-oriented relationships facilitated and/or impeded by sport, the construction of community in sport, and the power relationships within the practice of sport. Work from all epistemological, theoretical, and methodological traditions fit within the parameters of the divisional aims and scope.


2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair - Gregory Cranmer, Clemson University
  • Vice-Chair - Julie Richmond, Rowan University
  • Vice-Chair Elect - Brandon Boatwright, Clemson University
  • Immediate Past Chair - Travis Bell, University of South Florida
  • Secretary - Rikishi Rey, Clemson University
  • IDEA Chair - Nivia Escobar, Indiana University
  • Graduate Student Representatives
    • Nicole Butterbaugh, Baylor University
    • Timmy Bobbitt, West Virginia University


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Gregory Cranmer, Clemson University
    • Julia Richmond, Rowan University
  • NCA Nominating Committee
    • Travis Bell, University of South Florida

CSD Membership (2016-2024)

Official count taken each January.


Award Calls
Business Meeting Agenda 
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election