COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LSIA) awarded Kent State University the winner of its 7th Annual Excellence in Management Cup. This is Kent State University’s third victory since 2009. Rounding out the top three, in second was the University of Oregon and in third, the 2013 champions, the University of Colorado.The purpose of the Excellence in Management Cup is to determine which athletic departments win the most championships in accordance to financial expenditures. The LSIA uses a formula in gathering its data that fairly ranks universities despite population size and economic strength. The calculated scores account for total athletic department spending, number of sports played, and the number of conference and national championships won by each Division I (FBS) university. Thus, the Excellence in Management Cup awards athletic departments that win the most conference and national championships with the lowest expenses.Scholars of the LSIA examine major concepts and issues related to the management and conduct of all levels of intercollegiate athletics, including those related to: organizational effectiveness and efficiency, social responsibility and revenue generation.For additional information and a complete listing of the Excellence in Management Cup results, please visit http://lsia.tamu.edu.