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ERIC Number: ED506793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 110
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
2004-08 NCAA[R] Revenues and Expenses of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics Programs Report
Fulks, Daniel L., Comp.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NJ1)
This report provides summary information concerning revenues and expenses of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics programs for the fiscal years 2004 through 2008. It is the result of surveys conducted during the fall of each of those years. Although similar studies have been conducted for the NCAA since 1969, significant changes in data collection and reporting render those reports non-comparable to this and the 2008 editions. Both the format and content of the study continue to evolve. Following are general "global" findings and observations for the five year period: (1) All three subdivisions saw increases, some substantial, in Generated Revenues over the two year period; (2) Total Expenses for the two year period increased at approximately the same pace as revenues for the subdivisions, perhaps indicating a lessening in the disparity of growth rates between revenues and expenses; (3) The Increase Gap, which measures the difference in growth rates of Athlete Spending and Organization Spending fell dramatically in all three subdivisions over the two year period; (4) A total of 25 athletics programs, all in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), reported positive net revenues for the 2008 fiscal year, which represents a surprising increase over the nineteen in 2006. The gap between the "profitable" programs and the remainder continued to grow, however a bit more slowly; (5) Only eighteen programs, all in the FBS, reported positive net revenue for all five years reported; (6) In all subdivisions, three revenue sources account for well over fifty percent of total generated revenues. These are Ticket Sales, Alumni and Booster Contributions, and NCAA and Conference Distributions; (7) Similarly, in all subdivisions, two expense line items, Grants-in-Aid and Salaries and Benefits, account for approximately fifty percent of total expenses; (8) In all subdivisions, the number of participating athletes remains fairly constant, while the expense per athlete continues to increase; and (9) In all three subdivisions, total athletic expenditures as a percentage of total institutional expenditures have remained constant at approximately five percent for several years. A glossary is included. (Contains 126 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Athletic Association