About LSIA

The Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LSIA) is an interdisciplinary research and training laboratory supported by the Division of Sport Management in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.


Scholars of the lab 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 ethics, revenue generation, leadership, organizational control and planning, reform and organizational change, fiscal management, gender equity, diversity, legal aspects and compliance, career attainment processes, and marketing.


LSIA was established in the fall of 2003, and is structured as a non-profit organization with a high focus on advancing college sport research. The laboratory does not sell physical, tangible products, but rather looks to promote the lab and do beneficial things for college sports.