Excellence in Management Cup

EM Cup Winners


Eastern Michigan University

Kent State University

University of Idaho

University of Colorado Buffaloes

Kent State University Golden Flashes

University of Akron Zips

Kent State University Golden Flashes

Utah State University Aggies

What is the EM Cup?

The EM Cup was established in order to address a common issue within intercollegiate atheltics: Are athletic departments practicing effective spending methods in correlation with number of championships earned?

The purpose of the EM Cup is to bring awareness to NCAA athletic departments that are maximizing fiscal resources through championship victories. In other words, the less money spent in relation to number of championships won, the more points are earned.

All NCAA FBS Division I member institutions are eligible to compete for the EM Cup. Throughout the year, Dr. Shane Hudson and his Graduate Assistants track the number of conference, and national championships earned by each qualified institution. At the conclusion of the athletic competition year, EM Cup scores will be calculated using the number of championships earned, along with total athletic department operating expenses.


How are the EM Cup Scores Calculated?

Because athletic departments are unique from one another in size, economic strength, and number of opportunities available to win championships, the EM Cup results are calculated using a formula to even the playing field.