The South Dakota Board of Regents this week released its annual financial report for each of the public universities from Fiscal Year 2012.
While there’s nothing new, per se, there are a couple of numbers worth noting. In particular:
- SDSU finished with a $12.5-million budget. That’s up from $11.9 million the year before. Meanwhile, USD jumped from $7.4 million to $8.7 million. The four other schools are at $3.1 million or less.
- The Jacks went from $981,423 in gate revenues to $1,324,899. That’s a considerable gain. The five other schools in the system brought in a combined total of $469,011. That big bump in paid attendance also resulted in another $87,000 in concessions sales.
- In terms of spending on individual sports, football’s budget jumped by more than $400,000 compared to 2011 yet remained slightly lower than USD. Basketball (men’s and women’s combined) rose by $165K, baseball by $75K and wrestling by $70K. Equestrian dropped by roughly $150K, but continues to have one of the largest budgets in the department at $958,621.
Keep in mind some of these variances will continue (say, in sports that are still getting up to speed at the D-I level) and others are related to annual circumstances (i.e. scheduling, new gear, etc.)
You can find the complete report here. Do with that what you will.
Also, stop back here Thursday night and Sunday afternoon for live coverage of the SDSU men’s basketball team taking on Dakota State and Cal State-Bakersfield, respectively. We’ll see if Nate Wolters returns from injury.
Terry Vandrovec also posts regular updates on his Twitter page.