The goal of the McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education (MCSRE) is to create new knowledge and educational opportunities in the sports industry through alliances with top corporate partners and other industry and academic professionals.  


The McCormack Center (previously the Center for Spectator Sport Research) was renamed due to the acquisition of a vast archival collection of artifacts by industry pioneer, Mark H. McCormack. The archival donation was supplemented with an endowment by the McCormack family to further support research and education initiatives through the Center, the Department, the Isenberg School of Management, and UMass Amherst Libraries where the Collection is housed.