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Conference Recruitment Expense Series: Mountain West Conference

Next up in the series is the Mountain West Conference.

Yesterday, recruitment expense data from the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12 and Conference USA was posted.  Today, data for the MAC, Pac-12, SEC, Sun Belt, Mountain West and WAC will be posted.  On Monday, a spreadsheet listing the top-50 spenders in terms of recruiting will be listed, sorted by total recruitment expense budget, amount spent per team on average and amount spent per player on average.

The data was obtained from the Department of Education.  Although this data is not perfect, it is the only data available for both public and private institutions.  Furthermore, the data provided is for the 2010-11 school year.  Additionally, it should be noted that the Air Force Academy does not report its data to the Department of Education, and as such, it will not be considered in this posting.  Furthermore, the “Average Per Player” column was calculated using the total number of male or female players in each school’s athletic department.  The schools are not required to report the number of student-athletes they recruited per a given year to the Department of Education. 

Schools Men’s Sports Recruiting Expenses Average Per Team Average Per Player
Air Force N/A N/A N/A
Boise State $223,629.00 $37,271.50 $993.91
Colorado State $411,818.00 $82,363.60 $2,167.46
New Mexico $435,937.00 $54,492.13 $1,540.41
San Diego State $221,214.00 $36,869.00 $996.46
TCU $493,981.00 $70,568.71 $1,836.36
UNLV $554,461.00 $79,208.71 $2,475.27
Wyoming $332,013.00 $55,335.50 $1,443.53
Schools Women’s Sports Recruiting Expenses Average Per Team Average Per Player
Air Force N/A N/A N/A
Boise State $159,698.00 $17,744.22 $764.11
Colorado State $163,901.00 $20,487.63 $815.43
New Mexico $146,346.00 $16,260.67 $799.70
San Diego State $184,276.00 $18,427.60 $685.04
TCU $237,536.00 $26,392.89 $1,115.19
UNLV $217,069.00 $21,706.90 $1,019.10
Wyoming $142,555.00 $20,365.00 $937.86

The MWC school which spent the most on recruiting for its men’s sports teams in 2010-11 was UNLV.  The Runnin’ Rebels spent $554,461.00 to recruit student-athletes for its men’s sports teams in 2010-11.

Although San Diego State’s men’s basketball team ran deep into March Madness in 2011, San Diego State spent the least on recruiting for its men’s sports teams in the MWC.  San Diego State only expended $221,214.00 on recruiting for its men’s sports programs.

TCU spent the most on recruiting for women’s programs in the MWC in 2010-11.  TCU spent $237,536.00 to recruit student-athletes for its women’s sports programs in 2010-11.

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