The Sport Management program at The University of Texas has a distinct advantage in that the school is recognized as a top research institution with a nationally recognized athletic program. Faculty are active researchers with a passion to conduct research that makes a difference – to individuals’ lives, the community, the industry, and to the theoretical development of the field. Students are an integral part of the research process and receive mentoring, support, and opportunities to develop their own line of inquiry. The University of Texas Sport Management Program is supported by the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center.