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Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Reports

Report for 1995-96

October 1996
All coeducational institutions of higher education that participate in any federal student financial aid program and have intercollegiate athletic programs must provide information concerning their intercollegiate athletic programs under the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994, Section 360B of Pub.L.103-382. This Act and accompanying federal regulations require that the following information, based on the previous reporting year, be available for inspection by students, prospective students, and the public by October 1, 1996, and by October 15 each year thereafter. The information in this report covers the period beginning

General Information

Montana State University-Bozeman competes at NCAA Division I-A in all sports except football, which competes at NCAA Division I-AA. Further information about MSU-Bozeman's athletics programs can be obtained from:

Chuck Lindemenn
Director of Athletics
1 Bobcat Circle
Montana State University-Bozeman
Bozeman, MT 59717
406-994-4221

MSU-Bozeman's enrollment of full-time, baccalaureate, degree-seeking students is distributed by gender as follows:

Headcount Number Percent
Male undergraduates 5013 56.2%
Female undergraduates 3909 43.8%
Total undergraduates 8922 100.0%


Table 1. Athletics Participation

A participant is a student-athlete who either (a) is listed as a team member; (b) practices with the team and receives coaching as of the day of the first scheduled intercollegiate contest; or (c) receives athletically related student aid.

Sport Men's Teams Women's Teams
Basketball 16 14
Football 101 --
Golf -- 10
Rodeo 18 14
Skiing -- 24
Track/Cross Country 56 41
Tennis 13 11
Volleyball -- 19
Total 204 133


Table 2. Head and Assistant Coaches

A full-time coach has a 12 month contract and works full days. A part-time coach has a contract for fewer than 12 months and/or works partial days.

Sport Head Coaches Assistant Coaches
Men's Teams Women's Teams Men's Teams Women's Teams
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Basketball 1 - - - - - 1 - 3 - - - 1 - 1 -
Football 1 - - - - - - - 6 2 - - - - - -
Golf - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Rodeo - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Skiing - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Tennis - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
Track/Cross Country 1 - - - 1 - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1
Volleyball - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 1
Total Coaches 3 2 - - 2 4 1 - 9 3 - 1 1 2 2 4


Table 3. Operating Expenses

Operating expenses include lodging, meals, transportation, officials, uniforms, and equipment for both home and away games.

Sport Men's Teams Women's Teams Totals
Basketball $257,616 $146,620 $404,236
Football $374,053 -- $374,053
Golf -- $24,328 $24,328
Rodeo $29,868 $29,869 $59,737
Skiing -- $29,583 $29,583
Track/Cross Country $34,811 $34,812 $69,623
Tennis $21,206 $21,205 $42,411
Volleyball -- $82,851 $82,851
Total Operating Expenses $717,554 $369,268 $1,086,822
Percent of Totals 66.0% 34.0% 100.0%


Table 4. Recruiting Expenditures

Recruiting expenditures include, but are not limited to, transportation, lodging and meals for both recruits and institutional personnel engaged in men's and women's recruiting; expenditures for on-site visits; and all other major expenses logically related to recruiting.

Recruiting Expenditures Dollars Percent of Total
Men's Teams $136,094 74.7%
Women's Teams $46,066 25.3%
Total Recruiting Expenses $182,160 100.0%


Table 5. Athletically Related Student Aid

Athletically related student aid is aid awarded a student that requires the student to participate in an intercollegiate athletics program. It includes aid awarded to student-athletes who are injured and still receive scholarship assistance as well as fifth-year team members who have exhausted eligibility.

Athletically Related Student Aid Dollars Percent of Total
Awarded to Male Athletes $905,481 65.4%
Awarded to Female Athletes $479,782 34.6%
Total Amount of Athletically
Related Student Aid
$1,385,263 100%


Table 6. Head Coaches' Salaries

Some head coaches have full-time contracts and others have part-time contracts. Number of coaches is reported as full-time equivalents.

Teams Coached Dollars Number of Head Coaches
Included in This Survey
Average Salary of Head
Coaches for Men's Teams
$47,015 3.88
Average Salary of Head
Coaches for Women's Teams
$35,486 4.97


Table 7. Assistant Coaches' Salaries

Some assistant coaches have full-time contracts and others have part-time contracts. Number of coaches is reported as full-time equivalents. Volunteer assistant coaches are excluded from these calculations.

Teams Coached Dollars Number of Assistant Coaches
Included in This Survey
Average Salary of Assistant
Coaches for Men's Teams
$26,932 11.37
Average Salary of Assistant
Coaches for Women's Teams
$17,909 6.39


Table 8. Overall Revenues and Expenses

Revenue includes gate receipts, broadcast revenues, guarantees and options, concessions, and advertising. Expenses include operating expenses, recruiting expenses, athletic student aid, and coaches salaries.

Sport Revenue Percent of
Gender Total
Percent of
Grand Total
Expenditures Percent of
Gender Total
Percent of
Grand Total
Football $415,843 44.6% 41.7% $1,312,601 58.4% 38.2%
Men's Basketball $486,983 52.3% 48.8% $547,852 24.4% 16.0%
All Other Men's Sports $29,074 3.1% 2.9% $387,309 17.2% 11.3%
Total - Men's Sports $931,900 100.0% 93.4% $2,247,762 100.0% 65.5%
Women's Basketball $32,910 50.2% 3.3% $363,967 30.7% 10.6%
All Other Women's Sports $32,654 49.8% 3.3% $821,955 69.3% 23.9%
Total - Women's Sports $65,564 100.0% 6.6% $1,185,922 100.0% 34.5%
GRAND TOTAL $997,464 -- 100.0% $3,433,684 -- 100.0%


Additional Information

Montana State University has made an investment in gender equity by substantially increasing support for women's athletics. Counting indoor track, outdoor track, and cross country as separate sports, Montana State now sponsors six men's NCAA sports and eight women's NCAA sports as well as men's and women's varsity rodeo teams. The percentage of women participating in intercollegiate athletics has increased from 30% to almost 40% in the past three years. Full time undergraduate student enrollment is approximately 44% female.

Funds are allocated for the maximum number of scholarships in all men's NCAA sports. Golf, volleyball, and basketball are allocated funds for the maximum number of scholarships; women's tennis and women's track/cross country scholarships are 80% of the maximum but will reach 100% by fall, 1998. Nordic skiing was added in 1996-97; scholarships in women's skiing are at 65% of the maximum and will reach 100% by fall, 2000.

Travel budgets are similar for all sports, depending on whether they are team sports or individual sports. Team sports travel more by air, and individual sports travel more by surface transportation. All sports have the same per diem allotment and hotel allowance. Two 15 passenger vans are available for all sports by reservation through the Department of Athletics.

Recruiting budgets have shown a significant disparity between men's and women's sports for many years. This year, 1996-97, marks the first significant movement of recruiting funds to more equitable levels between men's and women's sports.


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