The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 07, 1975, Page page 3, Image 3

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    Devaney:
athletics
expansion
unlikely
Continued from p. 1
Memorial Stadium, the office complexlocker rooms beneath it and
the Ed Weir outdoor track.
Among the top three sports which lost the most last year were
track ($141,675 compared to an
of crdy $10,191),
basketball ($84,455 deficit after an income of $169,950.18) and
baseball ($70,279 while making only $2,103). .
All of this is bad news for those programs that are currently
sports clubs, and are asking for athletic department help.
Devaney said there is no possibility of the athletic department
expanding into any other sports.
"We do not fund non-Big 8 sports," Devaney said. "I don't
think any will be added; in fact, some could be taken away. Hie
Big 8 has been meeting to try to cut down spending."
One proposal would limit football coaching staffs to 10
full-time assistants and four graduate assistants who would not be
able to recruit. Nebraska now has 12 full-time assistants and four
graduate assistants, all of whom helped recruit this winter.
Another proposal has been ehmination of scholarships for minor
sports such as tennis, golf, wrestling, gymnastics and swimming.
Last year Kansas State proposed to eliminate such scholarships but
then decided against it.
Rifle team
"Once we started funding one non-conference sport, the others
would have a right to demand funding," Devaney said. "The only
non-conference sport that had been funded up to two years ago
was the rifle team.
"Adding more sports would also cut into and take away from
our other programs," he continued. "One club is already getting
outside contributions, some of which probably would have gone to
other sports.
Devaney said the possibility of adding more sports has been
brought up at Big 8 meetings of athletic directors, faculty
representatives and presidents, but each time has immediately been
tabled.
"Now nobody bothers to even bring it up," he added.
Athletic objectives
Current objectives of the athletic program, according to
Devaney, are to raise some of the floundering minor sports to a
competitive level, while trying to maintain the quality of the
successful programs.
NOTE: The fiscal year ends each June 30 .
UN L athletic budget for fiscal 1973-1974
A Sport 73-74 revenue Profit
Football $3,619,456.88 $813,914.56
Basketball 169,950.18 -84.455.74
Track 10,191.08 -141,675.93
Baseball 2,103.10 -70,279.01
Wrestling 1,200.00 -58,909.65
Swimming 2,052.00 -41,114.27
Gymnastics 2,528.11 -32,325.83
Tenni 392.00 -7.038.94
Golf none -18,179.73
B. Major expense items:
Salaries, wages-$640,5Q0.89, guarantees to visiting teams-$896,807J,
team travel-$1 42,275.23, recruiting-$1 20,935.45, medical
expenses-$1 26,670.52, grants-irvaid-$Q31 ,937.36, player equipment and
supplies-$1 25,622.25, concession costs-$1 75,368.22, bond debt
retirement, capital outlays-$485,104.71.
Total expenses-$3,821 ,1 07.40 Prof it-$30,438.42
A. Estimated Income 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77
Home football tickets $2,740,000 $2,740,000 $2,590,000
Other sports' sales 110,000 200,000 200,000
Guarantees, road football ... 475,000 470,000 530.000
Guarantees, other sports 40.000 45,000 50,000
Conference distribution 150,000 200,000 200,000
Concessions 325,000 375,000 375,000
Contributions 175,000 180,000 185,000
Other 40,000 45,000 50,000
Total estimated revenue $4,055,000 $4,255,000 $4,1 70,000
NOTE: conference distribution is money from televised games and bowl
appearances divided among the eight conference teams and guarantees is the
money promised from ticket sales at opposing schools.
Estimated expenses 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77
Guarantees to football visitors .... $1 ,1 25,982 $1 ,095,000 $1 ,1 22,000
Guarantees other sports 40,000 80,000 80,000
Grants-in-aid 670,000 700,000 725,000
Operating costs 1,712,000 1,832,000 1,960,000
Debt retirement 269,000 269,000 230,000
Capital outlays 50,000 50,000 50,000
Contingency reserve 100,000 105,000 110,000
Total estimated expense .' $4,1 41 ,982 $4,336,000 $4,487,000
Projected deficits 86,982 81,000 317,000
NOTE: guarantees to visiting teams is a percentage of the income from ticket
sales when that team plays in Lincoln.
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