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Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Reports

Report for 1996-97

October 1997

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 15 each year. The information in this report covers the period beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997.


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
P.O. Box 173380
Montana State University-Bozeman
Bozeman, MT 59717-3380
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 5,062 56%
Female undergraduates 3,992 44%
Total undergraduates 9,054 100%


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 Total Participants
Basketball 15 14 29
Football 104 -- 104
Golf -- 8 8
Rodeo 16 10 26
Skiing -- 27 27
Track/Cross Country 97 82 179
Tennis 15 8 23
Volleyball -- 17 17
Total Participants 247 166 413
Percentage of Participants 60% 40% 100%


Table 2. Head Coaches Assignments

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

Sport Head Coaches of Men's Teams Head Coaches of Women's Teams
Male Coaches Female Coaches Male Coaches Female Coaches
Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time
Basketball 1 - - - - - 1 -
Football 1 - - - - - - -
Golf - - - - - 1 - -
Rodeo - 1 - - - 1 - -
Skiing - - - - - 1 - -
Tennis - 1 - - - 1 - -
Track/Cross Country 1 - - - 1 - - -
Volleyball - - - - 1 - - -
Total Coaches 3 2 - - 2 4 1 -


Table 3. Assistant Coaches Assignments

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

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


Table 4. 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    Team Totals  
Basketball $136,415 $97,534 $233,949
Football 151,619 -- 151,619
Golf -- 19,408 19,408
Rodeo 8,832 8,832 17,664
Skiing -- 35,997 35,997
Track/Cross Country 42,287 41,447 83,734
Tennis 19,032 19,012 38,044
Volleyball -- 82,719 82,719
Total Operating Expenses $358,185 $304,949 $663,134
Percent of Totals 54% 46% 100%


Table 5. 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 $106,963 67%
Women's Teams $51,808 33%
Total Recruiting Expenses $158,771 100.0%


Table 6. 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 $1,033,338 66%
Awarded to Female Athletes $543,574 34%
Total Amount $1,576,912 100%

Average Cost of Full
Grant-In-Aid
Dollars
In-State $7,038
Out-Of-State $11,759


Table 7. Revenues

Revenue includes ticket sales; student activity fees; guarantees and options; contributions from alumni and others; state or government support; institutional support; post-season compensation; concessions; radio and television; special events; program sales and advertising; signage, sponsorships, and royalties; sports camps; and all other revenues intended for intercollegiate sports.

Revenue Attributable to
Specific Teams
  Dollars   Percent of Total
Men's Teams $913,508 60%
Women's Teams $619,105 40%
Total Revenue $1,532,613 100.0%


Table 8. 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.

Average Salaries of
Head Coaches
Dollars per FTE   FTEs  
Men's Teams $49,468 3.88
Women's Teams $38,510 4.97


Table 9. 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.

Average Salaries of
Assistant Coaches
Dollars per FTE   FTEs  
Men's Teams $28,809 11.54
Women's Teams $22,533 6.43


Table 10. 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 Revenues Expenses
Dollars Percent of
Grand Total
Dollars Percent of
Grand Total
Football 355,239 6% 1,345,218 23%
Men's Basketball 419,138 7% 658,096 11%
All Other Men's Teams 139,131 3% 414,455 7%
Not Allocated to
Specific Men's Teams
214 0% 0 0%
Total of Men's Program $913,772 16% $2,417,769 42%
Women's Basketball 230,137 4% 387,374 7%
All Other Women's Teams 389,182 7% 942,964 16%
Total of Women's Program $619,319 11% $1,330,338 23%
Not Allocated by Gender $4,105,092 73% $2,048,342 35%
Grand Totals $5,638,133 100% $5,796,449 100%


Additional Information

Montana State University-Bozeman sponsors eight NCAA women's sports and six NCAA men's sports in addition to men's and women's rodeo. MSU is committed to equity in intercollegiate athletics and this report supports that fact. Over the past four years, the percentage of women participating in intercollegiate athletics at MSU has increased from 30% to 40%. Full-time undergraduate female enrollment averages 44%.

Women's golf, volleyball, basketball, track and cross country are allocated funds for the maximum number of scholarships. Women's tennis and skiing will be fully funded within the next three years.

Depending on whether a sport is a team or individual sport, travel budgets vary. Like sports for men and women have similar travel budgets.

Over the past two years, recruiting budgets have become more equitable for men and women, and the program will continue in that direction. While recruiting expenditures show 67% for men and 33% for women, money allocated for recruiting is identical to the ratio of men and women student-athletes, 60/40. In a successful recruiting year for the women, it was not necessary for them to use all of their funds.

Regarding athletically-related student aid, all athletes, male and female had the same opportunity to apply for a fifth year of aid. Because of a higher female student-athlete four-year graduation rate, there were not as many female candidates. Thus, a higher proportion of male student-athletes were granted fifth year aid which explains some of the differences in Table 6.

With continued increase in participation for women and a decrease in the number of walk-ons in men's sports, the scholarship and participation numbers should continue to show significant increases favoring the women's sports program during this next academic year.


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