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Intercollegiate Athletics Budget

The Washington State University system implemented a three-year fiscal health restoration plan for the institution in fiscal year 2018. As a part of that effort, WSU Athletics developed a targeted plan to ensure that it will return to an operating breakeven position by FY2023. The Athletics plan also ensures that WSU is fully compliant with RCW 28B.15.120. This statute requires that the Washington State University Board of Regents specifically approve, in an open public meeting, (1) the annual budget for the Athletics program; (2) the plan for reducing the Athletics operating deficit in future fiscal years; and (3) any transfers necessary at FY19 year-end to cover the deficit balance. In addition, the statute requires the Board to conspicuously post to the University’s website the financial statements of the Athletic program for the three prior fiscal years, as well as the plan for reducing the Athletics operating deficit in future fiscal years.

Athletics Operating Results FY2016-2018

($M)Actual FY2016Actual FY2017Actual FY2018
REVENUES:
01 - Ticket Sales5.57.78.4
02 - Direct State/Gov Support---
03 - Student Fees0.81.61.6
04 - Direct Inst. Support3.73.33.5
05 - Less Xfer to Inst---
06 - Indirect Inst. Support0.40.40.3
06A - Debt Service, Lease, Rentals---
07 - Guarantee Revenue0.30.3-
08 - Contributions7.68.19.1
09 - In-Kind0.10.10.2
10 - 3rd Party Compensation---
11 - Media Rights17.918.819.8
12 - NCAA Distribution1.33.21.4
13 - Conference Distribution9.410.710.7
14 - Program/Concessions etc0.20.91.0
15 - Royalties/Advert. etc6.34.44.4
16 - Sport Camp Revenue0.40.40.3
17 - Endowments0.60.60.7
18 - Other Revenue2.11.41.2
19 - Bowl Revenue1.92.42.4
Total Revenue58.864.365.1
EXPENSES:
20 - Athletic Aid11.010.710.8
21 - Guarantee Expense1.71.61.7
22 - Coaches Comp: WSU11.711.812.8
23 - Coaches Comp: 3rd Party---
24 - Admin Comp: WSU12.813.413.3
25 - Admin Comp: 3rd Party---
26 - Severence0.00.11.1
27 - Recruiting1.11.21.3
28 - Team Travel4.04.14.1
29 - Equipment3.02.02.2
30 - Game Expenses1.61.82.0
31 - Fund Raising/Marketing2.42.22.0
32 - Sport Camp Expense0.30.30.3
33 - Spirit Groups0.20.20.2
34 - Facilities: Debt/Lease/Rental9.79.39.2
35 - Direct Admin Expense2.32.42.0
36 - Indirect Inst. Support0.40.40.3
37 - Medical/Insurance1.00.80.8
38 - Dues & Memberships1.81.72.1
39 - Student-Athlete meals0.81.01.1
40 - Other Expense4.14.94.6
41 - Bowl Expenses1.71.91.5
41A - Coaches Bowl Bonuses--0.4
Total Expenses71.771.873.8
Net Income from Operations(12.9)(7.5)(8.7)
56-Capitalized Expenses1.02.7
Net Income after Capitalized Epenses(8.5)(11.4)
Accumulated Deficit(49.4)(57.9)(69.3)

Current FY2019 Projected Results
Future Budget Projections FY2019 – FY2024

($M)Estimated
FY2019
Projected FY2020Projected FY2021Projected FY2022Projected FY2023Projected FY2024
Revenues:
01 - Ticket Sales9.48.610.711.012.011.1
02 - Direct State/Gov Support------
03 - Student Fees1.51.51.41.41.41.3
04 - Direct Inst. Support3.73.73.83.94.04.1
05 - Less Xfer to Inst.------
06 - Indirect Inst. Support0.40.40.40.40.40.5
06A - Debt Service, Lease, Rentals-----
07 - Guarantee Revenue0.30.10.2-0.30.3
08 - Contributions8.710.711.311.111.611.2
09 - In-Kind1.61.61.61.61.61.6
10 - 3rd Party Compensation------
11 - Media Rights20.821.923.024.225.526.7
12 - NCAA Distribution1.41.51.61.61.71.7
13 - Conference Distribution12.012.112.112.813.013.3
14 - Program/Concessions etc.1.11.11.51.61.71.8
15 - Royalties/Advert. etc.3.13.24.55.05.25.3
16 - Sport Camp Revenue0.30.30.30.30.30.3
17 - Endowments0.60.60.70.70.70.7
18 - Other Revenue1.62.02.52.52.62.5
19 - Bowl Revenue2.52.62.72.82.93.0
Total Revenue69.172.178.681.084.985.5
EXPENSES:
20 - Athletic Aid11.111.011.712.012.312.6
21 - Guarantee Expense1.71.81.31.81.61.5
22 - Coaches Comp: WSU13.814.315.414.814.914.9
23 - Coaches Comp: 3rd Party------
24 - Admin Comp: WSU14.414.915.015.215.515.7
25 - Admin Comp: 3rd Party------
26 - Severence0.51.71.51.1--
27 - Recruiting1.51.61.61.61.71.7
28 - Team Travel4.44.74.74.84.95.2
29 - Equipment2.02.22.22.32.52.7
30 - Game Expenses2.52.52.72.72.82.6
31 - Fund Raising/Marketing2.52.42.52.62.62.7
32 - Sport Camp Expense0.30.30.30.30.3-
33 - Spirit Groups0.20.20.20.20.20.2
34 - Facilities: Debt/Lease/Rental9.29.610.010.010.010.0
35 - Direct Admin Expense1.72.02.12.12.22.2
36 - Indirect Inst. Support0.40.40.40.40.4-
37 - Medical/Insurance0.90.90.90.91.01.0
38 - Dues & Memberships2.32.42.52.62.72.8
39 - Student-Athlete meals1.01.01.01.01.01.1
40 - Other Expense4.54.94.84.95.15.2
41 - Bowl Expenses2.32.12.22.32.42.5
41A - Coaches Bowl Bonuses0.50.50.50.50.50.5
Total Expenses77.781.483.584.384.785.2
Net Income from Operations(8.6)(9.3)(5.0)(3.2)0.30.3
56-Capitalized Expenses0.66.70.30.0--
Net Income after Capitalized Expenses(9.2)(16.0)(5.3)(3.3)0.30.3
Accumulated Deficit(78.4)(94.4)(99.7)(103.0)(102.7)(102.5)