The Center for Sport Management Research and Education was formally approved by Texas A&M as a research center in December of 2006. CSMRE was designed to be a collaborative venture between the Division of Sport Management and the Department of Athletics, in conjunction with faculty in numerous other academic departments on the Texas A&M campus.
The CSMRE is a standalone organization intended to develop the Sport Management program into a national and international leader in sport management research and education. CSMRE hosts the Trott Lecture Series in Sport Management. This series has attracted world-renowned scholars and industry leaders, and has provided the university community with pertinent and cutting edge knowledge. CSMRE also provides educational outreach to numerous sport stakeholders (e.g., high school athletic programs, collegiate athletic organizations, professional sport franchises) through annual symposiums and conferences pertinent to the development and dissemination of current sport management research and practices. The center has allowed Texas A&M University to become a major player in research agendas related to sport management. These agendas will allow for interdisciplinary collaborations with the ultimate goal of improving the creation and diffusion of knowledge of sport management theory and practice.