Headed to Austin for #SportSummit13

This weekend, I'm honored to be attending and presenting at the 6th Summit on Communication and Sport, sponsored by the International Association for Communication and Sport. This year's conference is being held at the University of Texas in Austin, and I'm super excited to make my Austin debut. I'll be presenting a paper on Saturday that studies the prominence of sports stories in newspapers and newscasts. Last year's conference at Bradley University was my favorite academic conference, and not just because Dave Kindred told me mine was the presentation he most wanted to see (humble brag). It's my favorite because so many of my favorite people in academia are at this conference. It's always wonderful to be at a conference where you don't feel like you constantly have to apologize for what you do. It's great to be around people who are as passionate about sports research as you are. I'm truly humbled to get to spend time around people who are as smart and kind as my colleagues at this conference.

I'll be tweeting out updates and posting here, probably Storifying the best chatter.