WCC Athletics Budgets

WCC Athletics Budgets

  • Got this from Purple Pride on Dons Central, but thought it was interesting:

    http://members4.boardhost.com/donscentral/msg/1297 145953.html

    OK everyone... I totally nerded out, fired up Excel, and went to town with the numbers that were just released by the federal government about collegiate athletic expenses, which helps determine Title IX compliance. 

    http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/index.aspx

    (Don't worry... all this data is easily downloadable, so I didn't have to search this stuff out one-by-one.) 

    Most of the stats are self-explanatory... the"cost per WCC win" stat divides the total basketball expenses from 2005-2009 with the total number of WCC wins, which gives a rough gauge of how WCC teams perform relative to cost. 

    One strange statistical oddity... Gonzaga's basketball expenses more than doubled to 6.25 million in 2009, and for the life of me I can't figure out why. The only thing I can think of is that Gonzaga altered its reporting and changed what expenses they attribute to men's basketball. Any other guesses? 

    Whatever the reason, as of right now Gonzaga’s expenses are the 27th highest of ALL Division I schools, and the highest of any school on the West Coast with the exception of UCLA, which ranks 26th overall and whose expenses are only $20,000 more than GU’s. It's easily the highest amount among non-BCS conference schools. 

    Gonzaga
    Total Athletic Expenses 2009 – 18 million 
    Total Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 15.97 million 
    Average Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 3.19 million 
    Percent increase 2005-2009 – 223%; 58% 2005-2008 (I included the increase to 2008 in case the 2009 number is an aberration/error.) 
    WCC Wins 2005-2009 – 64 
    Cost per WCC Win – 249,479 

    Basketball-only Expenses 
    2009 – 6.25 million 
    2008 – 3.05 million 
    2007 – 2.59 million 
    2006 – 2.14 million 
    2005 – 1.94 million 


    Loyola Marymount
    Total Athletic Expenses 2009 – 18.3 million 

    Total Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 9.31 million 
    Average Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 1.86 million 
    Percent increase 2005-2009 – 60% 
    WCC Wins 2005-2009 – 24 
    Cost per WCC Win – 387,928 

    Basketball-only Expenses 
    2009 – 2.27 million 
    2008 – 2.14 million 
    2007 – 1.82 million 
    2006 – 1.65 million 
    2005– 1.42 million 


    Pepperdine
    Total Athletic Expenses 2009 – 13.7 million 

    Total Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 8.92 million 
    Average Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 1.78 million 
    Percent increase 2005-2009 – 19% 
    WCC Wins 2005-2009 – 19 
    Cost per WCC Win – 469,312 

    Basketball-only Expenses 
    2009 – 1.99 million 
    2008 – 1.86 million 
    2007 – 1.82 million 
    2006 – 1.57 million 
    2005 – 1.68 million 

    Portland
    Total Athletic Expenses2009 – 10.2 million 

    Total Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 7.74 million 
    Average Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 1.55 million 
    Percent increase 2005-2009 – (-)5% ; (+)25% from 2006 (UP's 2005 expenses were abnormally high due to buying out Holton's contract.) 
    WCC Wins 2005-2009 – 31 
    Cost per WCC Win – 249,745 

    Basketball-only Expenses 
    2009 – 1.60 million 
    2008 – 1.69 million 
    2007 – 1.49 million 
    2006 – 1.28 million 
    2005 – 1.68 million 


    St. Mary’s
    Total Athletic Expenses 2009 – 12.3 million 

    Total Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 8.31 million 
    Average Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 1.66 million 
    Percent increase 2005-2009 – 69% 
    WCC Wins 2005-2009 – 49 
    Cost per WCC Win– 169,615 

    Basketball-only Expenses 
    2009 – 2.13 million 
    2008 – 1.96 million 
    2007 – 1.56 million 
    2006 – 1.38 million 
    2005 – 1.26 million 


    San Diego
    Total Athletic Expenses 2009 – 18.4 million 

    Basketball-only Expenses 
    Total Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 10.46 million 
    Average Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 2.09 million 
    Percent increase 2005-2009 – 48% 
    WCC Wins 2005-2009 – 32 
    Cost per WCC Win – 326,766 

    2009 – 2.42 million 
    2008 – 2.35 million 
    2007 – 1.98 million 
    2006 – 2.05 million 
    2005 – 1.64 million 


    San Francisco
    Total Athletic Expenses 2009 – 13.4 million 

    Total Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 9.36 million 
    Average Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 1.87 million 
    Percent increase 2005-2009 – 64% 
    WCC Wins 2005-2009 – 30 
    Cost per WCC Win – 312,092 

    Basketball-only Expenses 
    2009 – 2.29 million 
    2008 – 2.26 million 
    2007 – 1.64 million 
    2006 – 1.79million 
    2005 – 1.39 million 


    Santa Clara
    Total Athletic Expenses 2009 – 12.4 million 

    Basketball-only Expenses 
    Total Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 8.13 million 
    Average Basketball Expenses 2005-2009 – 1.63 million 
    Percent increase 2005-2009 – 37% 
    WCC Wins 2005-2009 – 31 
    Cost per WCC Win – 262,234 

    2009 – 1.65 million 
    2008 – 1.73 million 
    2007 – 2.03 million 
    2006 – 1.51 million 
    2005 – 1.21 million