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Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Reports

Report for 1998-99

October 15, 1999

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 athletics programs under the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994, section 485g of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 1092. 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, 1998, and ending June 30, 1999.


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
Phone: 406-994-4221
Fax: 406-994-2278

MSU-Bozeman's fall 1998 enrollment of full-time, baccalaureate, degree-seeking students is distributed by gender as follows:

Headcount   Number     Percent  
Male undergraduates 5,058 55.6%
Female undergraduates 4,043 44.4%
Total undergraduates 9,101 100.0%


Table 1. Athletics Participation

A participant is a student-athlete who either: (a) is listed as a varsity team member; (b) practices with the varsity team and receives coaching as of the day of the first scheduled intercollegiate contest; or (c) receives athletically related student aid (this includes redshirts and those on medical waivers).

Sport Number of Participants Number of Participants
Participating on a
Second Team
Number of Participants
Participating on a
Third Team
Men's Teams Women's Teams Men's Teams Women's Teams Men's Teams Women's Teams
Basketball 16 16 0 0 0 0
Football 95
4
3
Golf
8
0
0
Skiing
26
0
0
Tennis 8 12 0 0 0 0
Cross Country 13 13 7 12 6 11
Indoor Track & Field 29 36 27 35 9 11
Outdoor Track & Field 39 38 29 36 9 11
Volleyball
16
0
0
Total Participants 200 165 67 83 27 33
Total Participants
Men and Women
365
Percentage of
Participants
54.8% 45.2%
Unduplicated Count
of Participants
162 118
Unduplicated Count
Men and Women
280
Percentage of
Unduplicated
57.9% 42.1%


Table 2A. Head Coaches Assignments Men's Teams

This table lists the number of head coaches assigned to each men's team, whether that coach is male or female, whether that coach is assigned to that team on a full-time or part-time basis, and whether that coach is a full-time employee of the institution. The table includes paid coaches, volunteer coaches, interns, and graduate assistant coaches. For the purposes of this report, the term "Full Time Coaching Duties" means the individual's employment responsibilities at the institution are exclusively those as coach of that team, and only that team, and are consistent with the institution's definition of a full-time employee or part-time employee of the institution. For purposes of this report, the term "Full Time University Employee" means the individual's overall employment responsibilities at the institution are consistent with the institution's definition of a full-time employee, although that individual may have responsibilities other than as coach of that team, either within the athletic department or another department of the institution.

Sport Head Coaches of Men's Teams
Male Coaches - Head Count Female Coaches - Head Count
Full Time
Coaching
Duties
Part Time
Coaching
Duties
Full Time
University
Employee
Part Time
University
Employee or
Volunteer
Full Time
Coaching
Duties
Part Time
Coaching
Duties
Full Time
University
Employee
Part Time
University
Employee or
Volunteer
Basketball 1






Football 1






Tennis 1






Track/Cross Country 1






Coaching Position
Totals
4







Table 2B. Head Coaches Assignments Women's Teams

This table lists the number of head coaches assigned to each women's team, whether that coach is male or female, whether that coach is assigned to that team on a full-time or part-time basis, and whether that coach is a full-time employee of the institution. The table includes paid coaches, volunteer coaches, interns, and graduate assistant coaches. For the purposes of this report, the term "Full Time Coaching Duties" means the individual's employment responsibilities at the institution are exclusively those as coach of that team, and only that team, and are consistent with the institution's definition of a full-time employee or part-time employee of the institution. For purposes of this report, the term "Full Time University Employee" means the individual's overall employment responsibilities at the institution are consistent with the institution's definition of a full-time employee, although that individual may have responsibilities other than as coach of that team, either within the athletic department or another department of the institution.

Sport Head Coaches of Women's Teams
Male Coaches - Head Count Female Coaches - Head Count
Full Time
Coaching
Duties
Part Time
Coaching
Duties
Full Time
University
Employee
Part Time
University
Employee or
Volunteer
Full Time
Coaching
Duties
Part Time
Coaching
Duties
Full Time
University
Employee
Part Time
University
Employee or
Volunteer
Basketball



1


Golf

1




Skiing 1






Tennis



1


Track/Cross Country 1






Volleyball 1






Coaching Position
Totals
3
1
2



Table 3A. Assistant Coaches Assignments Men's Teams

This table lists the number of assistant coaches assigned to each men's team, whether the coaches are male or female, whether they are assigned to that team on a full-time or part-time basis, and whether they are full-time employees of the institution. The table includes paid coaches, volunteer coaches, interns, and graduate assistant coaches. For the purposes of this report, the term "Full Time Coaching Duties" means the individual's employment responsibilities at the institution are exclusively those as coach of that team, and only that team, and are consistent with the institution's definition of a full-time employee or part-time employee of the institution. For purposes of this report, the term "Full Time University Employee" means the individual's overall employment responsibilities at the institution are consistent with the institution's definition of a full-time employee, although that individual may have responsibilities other than as coach of that team, either within the athletic department or another department of the institution.

Sport Assistant Coaches of Men's Teams
Male Coaches - Head Count Female Coaches - Head Count
Full Time
Coaching
Duties
Part Time
Coaching
Duties
Full Time
University
Employee
Part Time
University
Employee or
Volunteer
Full Time
Coaching
Duties
Part Time
Coaching
Duties
Full Time
University
Employee
Part Time
University
Employee or
Volunteer
Basketball 2 1





Football 6 2





Tennis







Track/Cross Country 1






Coaching Position
Totals
9 3






Table 3B. Assistant Coaches Assignments Women's Teams

This table lists the number of assistant coaches assigned to each women's team, whether the coaches are male or female, whether they are assigned to that team on a full-time or part-time basis, and whether they are full-time employees of the institution. The table includes paid coaches, volunteer coaches, interns, and graduate assistant coaches. For the purposes of this report, the term "Full Time Coaching Duties" means the individual's employment responsibilities at the institution are exclusively those as coach of that team, and only that team, and are consistent with the institution's definition of a full-time employee or part-time employee of the institution. For purposes of this report, the term "Full Time University Employee" means the individual's overall employment responsibilities at the institution are consistent with the institution's definition of a full-time employee, although that individual may have responsibilities other than as coach of that team, either within the athletic department or another department of the institution.

Sport Assistant Coaches of Women's Teams
Male Coaches - Head Count Female Coaches - Head Count
Full Time
Coaching
Duties
Part Time
Coaching
Duties
Full Time
University
Employee
Part Time
University
Employee or
Volunteer
Full Time
Coaching
Duties
Part Time
Coaching
Duties
Full Time
University
Employee
Part Time
University
Employee or
Volunteer
Basketball 1


1 1

Golf







Skiing
1


1

Tennis







Track/Cross Country
1





Volleyball



2


Coaching Position
Totals
1 2

3 2


Table 4. Operating Expenses

Operating expenses are commonly known as game-day expenses, which are those an institution incurs that are attributable to home, away, and neutral-site intercollegiate athletic contests, include team travel, lodging, and meals; uniforms and equipment; and officials.

Sport Operating Expenses Per Capita Expenses
 Men's Teams   Women's Teams   Men's Teams   Women's Teams 
Basketball $174,562 $145,034 $10,910 $9,065
Football $200,427
$2,110
Golf
$21,886
$2,736
Skiing
$41,915
$1,612
Tennis $23,406 $41,484 $2,926 $3,457
Track/Cross Country $56,936 $63,363 $703 $728
Volleyball
$84,668
$5,292 ALL
Total Operating Expense $455,331 $398,350 $2,277 $2,414 $853,681
Percent of Total 53.3% 46.7%
100.0%


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 official and unofficial visits; and all other major expenses logically related to recruiting.

Recruiting Expenditures   Dollars   Percent of Total
Men's Teams $129,523 64.1%
Women's Teams $72,470 35.9%
Total Recruiting Expenses $201,993 100.0%


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. The average costs of a full grant-in-aid for in-state and out-of-state student athletes are also listed.

Athletically Related
Student Aid
Dollars Percent of Total
Awarded to Male Athletes $1,020,539 63.1%
Awarded to Female Athletes $597,163 36.9%
Total Amount $1,617,702 100.0%

Average Cost of Full
Grant-In-Aid
Dollars
In-State $8,028
Out-Of-State $13,777


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 $1,957,761 62.9%
Women's Teams $1,157,159 37.1%
Total Revenue $3,114,920 100.0%


Table 8. Head Coaches' Salaries

Some head coaches have full-time contracts and others have part-time contracts. Volunteer head coaches and head coaches whose salaries are paid by entities other than this institution are excluded from this calculation. Average salaries are listed as dollars per full-time equivalency as well as dollars per actual number of coaching positions.

Average Salaries of
Head Coaches
Dollars per FTE   FTEs   Dollars per
Coaching Position
Number of
Coaching Positions
Men's Teams $55,583 3.79 $52,665 4
Women's Teams $41,006 4.80 $32,805 6


Table 9. Assistant Coaches' Salaries

Some assistant coaches have full-time contracts and others have part-time contracts. Volunteer assistant coaches and assistant coaches whose salaries are paid by entities other than this institution are excluded from this calculation. Average salaries are listed as dollars per full-time equivalency as well as dollars per actual number of coaching positions.

Average Salaries of
Assistant Coaches
Dollars per FTE   FTEs   Dollars per
Coaching Position
Number of
Coaching Positions
Men's Teams $31,046 11.27 $29,157 12
Women's Teams $25,765 5.94 $19,131 8

Actual Number of
Coaching Personnel
Head Count
of Coaches
Men's Teams 16
Women's Teams 14

  Total FTE
Number of Full-Time Equivalent Non-Coaching
Personnel, Excluding Students, Employed by the
Athletic Department
(Men's and Women's Programs Combined)
25.71


Table 10. Overall Revenues and Expenses

This table lists total overall revenues and expenses for all men's programs and all women's programs as well as revenues and expenses not allocated to specific teams or not allocated by gender. The table also provides the same information for football, men's and women's basketball, and all other men's and women's sports.

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.

Expenses include appearance guarantees and options, athletically-related student aid, contract services, equipment, fund-raising activities, operating expenses, promotional activities, recruiting expenses, salaries and benefits, supplies, travel, and any other expenses attributable to intercollegiate activities as well as debt service and capital expenditures.

The table also lists expenses exclusive of debt service and capital expenditures in the same manner.

Sport Revenues Expenses Expenses Exclusive of
Debt Service and
Capital Expenditures
Dollars Percent of
Grand Total
Dollars Percent of
Grand Total
Dollars Percent of
Grand Total
Football $940,532 13.7% $1,726,372 25.2% $1,587,622 24.5%
Men's Basketball $772,990 11.2% $824,858 12.0% $697,358 10.7%
All Other Men's Teams $244,239 3.6% $378,851 5.5% $378,851 5.8%
Not Allocated to
Specific Men's Teams
$0 0.0% $0 0.0% $0 0.0%
Total of Men's Program $1,957,761 28.5% $2,930,081 42.7% $2,663,831 41.1%
Women's Basketball $423,895 6.2% $528,948 7.7% $517,698 8.0%
All Other Women's Teams $733,264 10.7% $1,122,731 16.4% $1,122,731 17.3%
Not Allocated to
Specific Women's Teams
$0 0.0% $0 0.0% $0 0.0%
Total of Women's Program $1,157,159 16.8% $1,651,679 24.1% $1,640,429 25.3%
Not Allocated by Gender $3,760,823 54.7% $2,281,831 33.2% $2,184,331 33.7%
Grand Totals $6,875,743 100.0% $6,863,591 100.0% $6,488,591 100.0%


Revenues Expenses
Total for the Entire Institution  $205,882,470   $202,444,796 


Additional Information

Montana State University-Bozeman is a member of the Big Sky Conference and the NCAA. The institution sponsors eight women's sports and six men's sports; rodeo was discontinued as an intercollegiate varsity sport during 1998-99. As this report shows, MSU is committed to equity in intercollegiate athletics. Over the past six years, the percentage of women participating in intercollegiate sports at MSU has increased from 30% to over 45%, now exceeding the proportion of the full-time undergraduate female population which currently stands at 44.4%.

For the first time in MSU athletics history, all eight women's sports have been fully funded to the NCAA's maximum scholarship limits, although many of MSU's women athletes did not utilize their full scholarship allocations. As indicated in Table 2, women athletes were awarded 37% of the overall scholarships.

Scholarship numbers include fifth-year, post-eligibility aid, and all student-athletes at MSU have the same opportunity to receive such scholarship aid if minimum requirements are met. This year, as in years past, more male athletes were awarded fifth-year degree completion scholarships because there were more male applicants.

MSU continues to increase its support for women's athletics. Travel budgets are higher for team sports than for olympic sports, but "like" sports for men and women have similar travel budgets. Over the past three years, recruiting budgets have become more equitable for men's and women's sports. As Table 4 indicates, women's teams received 46.7% of the operating expenses associated with "game day" operations (home and away contests).

MSU has consistently been ranked in the top ten NCAA Division I schools nationwide in terms of their commitment to equity. MSU is proud of this recognition of its efforts and will continue to maintain and improve its level of commitment.


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