Duquesne Recruiting Budget Up 90%

The Chronicle of Higher Education issued a report last month on Division I recruiting budgets. Their finding: nearly half of the schools doubled, and some tripled, their purses in the last decade. The recruiting budget for Duquesne is up 90 percent from 1995-96 through 2006-07 (12 years).

The data covers budgets from 1996-97 through 2006-07. The information is from the Department of Education which monitors schools' Title IX performance.

Duquesne's Recruiting Budget
All Sports

  2006-7       $302,070
+ 2005-6       $263,372
  2004-5       $229,292 
  2003-4       $276,995
  2002-3       $225,108
+ 2001-2       $243,681 
  2000-1       $193,042
  1999-2000    $203,380
  1998-9       $186,865
  1997-8       $182,050
  1996-7       $172,000
  1995-6       $159,000

Note: The amounts shown do not include coaches salaries.

Duquesne's Men's Basketball Budget

  2006-7       $1,579,928
+ 2005-6       $1,592,604
  2004-5       $1,605,684
  2003-4       $1,660,992
  2002-3       $1,227,338
+ 2001-2         $957,002 
  2000-1         $914,509
  1999-2000      $878,827
  1998-9         $678,270
  1997-8         $822,737
  1996-7              n/a
  1995-6              n/a

* Dr. Charles Dougherty hired as Duquesne's President in May 2001.
+ Greg Amodio hired as Duquesne's Director of Athletics in August 2005.


Duquesne's recruiting budget is 10th overall among the 14 schools in the Atlantic 10 Conference and sixth among the non-scholarship football schools.

Atlantic 10 Recruiting Budgets
All Sports
2006-07

                      Recruiting    Overall
   Team               Budget        Budget
1. *Massachusetts     $543,788      $15,254,132 (2)
2. Xavier             $482,379       $9,110,620 (8)
3. *Temple            $447,256      $20,424,094 (1)
4. Saint Joseph's     $351,295       $9,062,693 (9)
5. George Washington  $323,780      $11,922,482 (6)
6. Dayton             $326,774       $9,489,569 (7)
7. Charlotte          $326,048       $7,146,244 (13)
8. *Fordham           $322,127      $12,979,507 (3)
9. *Richmond          $303,294      $12,136,637 (5)
10. +Duquesne         $302,070       $7,569,796 (12)
11. *Rhode Island     $237,130      $12,846,541 (4)
12. La Salle          $219,733       $7,819,890 (10)
13. Saint Louis       $155,015       $7,708,990 (11)
14. St. Bonaventure   $118,827       $4,834,928 (14)
* Football scholarship schools
+ Data does not include last season when Duquesne started recruiting for the limited-scholarship Northeast Conference.

Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Budgets
2006-07

                                                  "Profit"
    Team                Budget        Revenue     Percentage
 1. Xavier              $3,154,106    $9,421,233    +2.987 
 2. #George Washington  $2,910,561    $2,910,561     0.000 
 3. Dayton              $2,814,955    $8,772,504    +3.116
 4. #Temple             $2,677,901    $2,677,901     0.000
 5. #Saint Joseph's     $2,608,692    $2,608,692     0.000
 6. #Massachusetts      $2,482,642    $2,482,642     0.000
 7. Saint Louis         $2,376,327    $2,680,321    +0.128
 8. Rhode Island        $2,188,279    $2,033,177    -0.071
 9. +Richmond           $2,032,179    $2,032,179     0.000
10. La Salle            $2,049,811    $1,647,988    -0.196
11. Charlotte           $1,979,553    $1,308,190    -0.339
12. Fordham             $1,907,189    $2,322,644    +0.218
13. St.Bonaventure      $1,668,932    $1,605,627    -0.038
14. Duquesne            $1,579,928    $1,704,528    +0.079

Note:
#: These schools report revenue equal to expenditures for all categories. Revenue is not one of the factors DOE requires for Title IX evaluation.


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