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Expenses: How Do We Compare with Other Conference Universities


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In another post, Lamar1 wondered how our spending in basketball compared with the other universities in our conference. Below is the comparison. The data source is the US Department of Education "Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool". (Coachacola provided a link to it in a recent post.)


Men's Basketball Operating Expenses Total MBB Expenses Non Gameday Reporting Period

(Gameday Expenses)


Lamar $249,525 $1,379,801 $1,130,276 9/1/12-8/31/13

Sam Houston State $216,658 866,568 649,910 9/1/12-8/31/13

Stephen F Austin $574,739 1,187,191 613,452 9/1/12-8/31/13

Southeastern LA $184,285 917,524 733,239 7/1/12-6/30/13

Nicholls State $189,434 578,684 389,250 7/1/12-6/30/13

Northwestern Sate $224,773 969,105 744,383 7/1/12-6/30/13

McNeese State $244,722 724,498 479,776 7/1/12-6/30/13

Central Arkansas $161,969 759,121 597,152 7/1/12-6/30/13

TAMU-CC $525,417 1,454,693 929,276 9/1/12-8/31/13

UNO $236,521 788,791 552,270 7/1/12-6/30/13

Oral Roberts $547,193 2,482,531 1,935,338 5/1/12-4/30/13

Houston Baptist $376,977 1,432,329 1,055,352 6//1/12-5/31/13

Abilene Christian $85,106 629,530 544,424 6/1/12-5/31/13

Incarnate Word $73,174 558,372 485,198 6/1/12-5/31/13


Former Conference Members


UT Arlington $555,844 1,467,723 911,879 9/1/12-8/31/13

Texas State $434,565 1,578,744 1,144,179 9/1/12-8/31/13

UT San Antonio $458,640 1,642,525 1,183,885 9/1/12-8/31/13

UL at Lafayette $440,781 1,796,518 1,355,737 7/1/12-6/30/13

Arkansas State $361,282 1,153,070 791,788 7/1/12-6/30/13

Louisiana Tech $430,498 1,744,438 1,313,940 7/1/12-6/30/13

North Texas $434,142 2,016,950 1,582,808 9/1/12-8/31/13

UL at Monroe $156,722 700,814 544,092 7/1/12-6/30/13


The database also has a section for salaries; however, it doesn't break that category down by sport. Also, the expenses are not broken down enough to determine if there are some exceptional expenses that may skew the totals. For example TAMU-CC plays their games off campus at the American Bank Center. I assume part of their operating expenses includes rental for the center.


Data Source: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/GetOneInstitutionData.aspx


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thanks for the comparison. I'm puzzled by the SFA & TAMUCC figures. Not sure what year the figures are taken but I suspect that ORU's figures are based from the Summit league which has to be considered a better league than the SLC. (Even if not true the travel in the Summit has to be expensive) HBU I can also understand from their crazy travel in the Great West from Utah Valley to NJ Tech and several not so West points in between. I don't know that this is an apple to apple comparison however this puts us slightly in the upper half of budgsts except for a couple of schools. The former schools had to increase their budgets to compete in better leagues


I would of guessed we'd be in top couple of budgets

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As I was looking up the numbers, I had the same questions and expectations. According to the website, the numbers are fairly recent. For example, ours are for the yearly reporting period ending on 8/31/2013. I added reporting period.


Just looked again. The numbers in the first column above are gameday expenses. I edited the post to include the total men's basketball expenses. That gives a better picture and is a little closer to what I was expecting. I also added a "Non Gameday" column derived from TOTAL EXPENSES - GAMEDAY EXPENSES.


It would be nice to drill down a little deeper into the details. That would help identify things that might skew the numbers. At least the site provides a breakdown by sport.


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This is not basketball related, but Central Arkansas will pay their new football HC $185,000 per year:


Central Arkansas: New head coach Steve Campbell will earn a salary of $185,000 a year over four years, with a buyout of $100,000 for the first two years and $200,000 if he leaves for a fellow Southland Conference school. Campbell will interview staff holdovers Dave Wheeler (defensive backs), Brooks Hollingsworth (offensive coordinator/tight ends), Seth Allison (defensive backfield assistant) and Robert Cunningham (DFO/recruiting coordinator). Quarterbacks coach Nathan Brown has already accepted an offer to remain on Campbell's staff.




SFA must be paying Conque more than that to lure him away from UCA. Although Lamar has the highest budget in the conference, they don't necessarily spend more on football and basketball than the other SLC schools.


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