A team of four Alfred State sport management  students has been selected by the College Sport Research Institution (CSRI) to compete in the 2013 Undergraduate Student Case Study Competition in Chapel Hill, NC, on April 17. The event is hosted annually by CSRI and involves only 10 college teams from across the country. The competition is designed to give students a meaningful opportunity to research relevant issues in college sports. This year’s topic relates to conference alignment in college athletics and is presented to students in the form of an actual situation involving a college that made the decision to reject an offer to join an expanding conference. Each team must develop a solution paper containing a critical analysis of this situation and make a recommendation that they present to CSRI judges in Chapel Hill. Dr. Rhema Fuller , assistant professor, sport management, is the faculty advisor for the team. Students on the Alfred State team are, front from left, Michael Durkin of Jeffersonville and Shelby Gadsden of Olean; back row, Josh Simons of Campbell and Steve Snaider of New York City.