According to a USA Today report, a little more than half of the University of Wyoming’s athletics budget comes from subsidies.
Subsidies are calculated using revenue categories from the school’s NCAA financial reports: student fees, direct and indirect institution support and direct state support; the percentage is the portion of revenue that comes from such funds.
The subsidies for UW have increased by about $2.4 million from 2006 to 2010, or from 51 percent in 2006 to 52 percent in 2010.
The rest of UW’s athletics budget is self-generated.
As far as other Mountain West schools, UNLV was at 60 percent in subsidies in 2010, San Diego State was at 52 percent and CSU was 50 percent. Boise State was at 29 percent.
Bigger programs like Michigan, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas were at 0 percent, meaning they are completly self-sustaining. No big surprise there.
Any thoughts/opinions on this?
Seems to me UW is about where is should be given the financial resources made available. I hear all the time how much money the state has in surplus and all that, so should some of that be given to UW athletics? I don’t think you would find anyone in the athletics department that would say no to that, but I also don’t think you would find a legislator that would say yes.
Here is a link to the story, and as you scroll down you will find Wyoming’s figures.