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University of California San Diego Feasibility Study Options for Reclassifying to NCAA Division I & Adding Football

 

    Prepared by Athletics Staffing and Consultants

March 11, 2011

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OUTLINE FOR FEASIBILITY STUDY I.

Executive Summary .......................................................................................................4

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Introduction and Scope of the Study A. Context and Purpose ........................................................................................10 B. Study Objectives and Goals .............................................................................10 C. Process .............................................................................................................11 D. Format ..............................................................................................................11 E. Background Information on UCSD .................................................................11

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Division I Membership Requirements A. Introduction ......................................................................................................15 B. UCSD Reclassification Overview....................................................................15 C. Differences Between NCAA Divisions ...........................................................15 D. Summary of Division I Reclassification Process .............................................17 E. Proposed New Division I Reclassification Process .........................................17

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Division I Conference Options A. Introduction ......................................................................................................19 B. Summary of Division I Conference Opportunities ..........................................19 C. Division I Conference Opportunities ...............................................................20 D. Other Division I Institutions in California .......................................................31 E. Conclusions ......................................................................................................32

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Adding Football A. Introduction ......................................................................................................33 B. Observations ....................................................................................................33 C. Summary of UCSD Adding Football ...............................................................34 D. Conference Opportunities ................................................................................34 E. Expenses ..........................................................................................................37 F. Impact on Other Sports/Gender Equity/Title IX..............................................47 G. Conclusions ......................................................................................................48

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Title IX/Gender Equity A. Introduction ......................................................................................................49 B. Summary of UCSD Title IX/Gender Equity....................................................49 C. Meeting Equal Opportunity and Other Program Areas ...................................50 D. Conclusions ......................................................................................................53 _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    2 

 

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Fiscal Analysis A. Introduction ......................................................................................................54 B. Observations ....................................................................................................54 C. Summary of Fiscal Analysis ............................................................................55 D. Comparison of Average Revenue/Expenses ....................................................56 E. Caparison of Expenses of UCSD vs. Big West Conference ...........................57 F. Future Expense Considerations........................................................................62 G. Future Revenue Options ..................................................................................71 H. Conclusions ......................................................................................................75

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Facilities A. Introduction ......................................................................................................77 B. Observations ....................................................................................................77 C. Review of Facilities .........................................................................................78

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Personnel and Support System Considerations A. Introduction ......................................................................................................81 B. Observations ....................................................................................................81 C. Conclusions ......................................................................................................82

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Timeline .......................................................................................................................87

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Appendix A. UCSD Background ..........................................................................................88 B. UCSD Mission Statement ................................................................................91 C. UCSD Principles of Community .....................................................................91 D. Division I Recommended Reclassification Process .........................................92 E. Proposed new Division I Reclassification Process ..........................................95 F. Composition of NCAA ....................................................................................99 G. Definitions......................................................................................................100 H. Current NCAA Sports Sponsorship ...............................................................102 I. Division I Philosophy Statement ...................................................................103 J. Division II Philosophy Statement ..................................................................105 K. Equivalencies .................................................................................................106 L. Division I Membership Requirements ...........................................................107

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I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The University of California San Diego (UCSD) offers a dynamic and successful intercollegiate athletics program that benefits student, student-athletes, faculty, staff and the greater community, as well as provides indirect benefits through student recruitment and retention. Successful athletics programs help universities by attracting students and student-athletes, and also serve as a rallying point for internal and external pride that translates into effective donor, and community relationships that benefit the entire institution. UCSD already attracts outstanding students but may lose some of these top students to other universities that have Division I athletic programs. A relatively new university (1960), UCSD is one of the nation’s most accomplished research universities. The campus is located within walking distance to the Pacific Ocean and is only 12 miles from downtown San Diego. The total enrollment is near 30,000 students. Admitted freshmen’s average high school GPA is 4.08 with an average ACT composite score of 29, a SAT critical reading score of 637, SAT Mathematics score of 677, and SAT writing score of 650. Along with academic success, UCSD has enjoyed remarkable success at both the Division II and III levels. UCSD teams have won 29 National Championships and 38 teams have finished as National Runners-Up. UCSD has won a total of 180 national, regional, and conference championships. Individually, 135 UCSD student-athletes have captured National Championships and 1,034 student-athletes have been named to All-America teams. UCSD student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 25 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 145 Academic All-America selections. Since the 1995-96 seasons, UCSD has placed in the top 10 in every year except one (12th place) in the Sports Director's Cup, an award emblematic of the best overall athletics department in the country. Since moving to the Division II level in 2000, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on eight different occasions and finished second overall twice. UCSD Associated Students asked Athletics Staffing & Consultants (ASC) to conduct a feasibility study to determine if UCSD should reclassify to Division I and if adding football at the Division I or II level would be in the best interest of the University. The interest in conducting this study on the possible reclassification to Division I and adding football is precipitated by several factors: ™ The student government interest in studying the possible impacts of adding football ™ UCSD does not fit the changing profile of the average Division II institution (size, academics) ™ Division I lifting the current moratorium in August 2011 of any Division II institutions transitioning to Division I

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™ NCAA conference realignment and the interest shown by Division I Big West Conference to possibly accept UCSD into membership, with a likely brief window of opportunity The four year moratorium, prohibiting new Division I members, will be lifted in August 2011. The Division I Leadership Council requested that the Board of Directors endorse membership requirements (noted completely in Chapter III). The three main requirements that the Leadership Council is requiring are: ™ A one-time application fee of between $900,000-$1,300,000 ™ Secured membership from a Bona fide Division I Conference ™ Upon beginning the “reclassification” process the institution must provide a minimum of 50 percent of grants-in-aid maximums in 14 sports UCSD currently competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Beginning in 2005-06, UCSD has won the last five CCAA Commissioner's Cup titles. As can be seen in Chapter IV (Division I Conference Options), from an institutional standpoint, UCSD meets the profile of the Division I Big West Universities much more than that of the Division II CCAA. UCSD has nearly 30,000 students compared to the Division II average of 3,071 and the CCAA average of 12,372. The average Division I school has an enrollment of 10,790 students and the Big West compares favorably with UCSD with an average of over 26,000 students. UCSD is also a much better fit with the Big West when comparing the type of student the Big West attracts. The Big West is much more comparable with SAT and ACT scores to UCSD than the CCAA. The average cost of attendance in the Big West is very similar to UCSD while the CCAA is much lower on average. Big West Universities are in closer proximity to UCSD than CCAA institutions (218 mile average vs. 371 miles). This compatibility with the Big West would bode favorably for the entire University to be affiliated with “like” institutions, as well as for the athletics department (to develop better rivals). ASC has provided benchmarking data for Division I and specifically the preferred Big West Conference. UCSD’s academic profile, enrollment numbers, geographic proximity, and cost of attendance were in very close alignment with the average for members of the Big West Conference. The Big West Conference knows UCSD would be a good match for them and is very interested in the possibility of UCSD joining the conference. Not only is UCSD remarkably comparable to the academic profile, the conference would also like to expand to 10 to assist with scheduling. Timing is a key component for universities being accepted into conference membership. With so much Division I conference realignment and the interest shown by the Big West, it is recommended that UCSD make its intentions known to Big West representatives as soon as possible.

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Members of UCSD’s student government have an interest in adding football to the sports offerings at UCSD because of the school spirit the sport could create. The earliest UCSD could add football is Fall 2013 and would need to begin funding the sport almost immediately for either Division I or Division II. ASC looked into the feasibility of adding Division I or II football and evaluated the following considerations: competition, conference affiliation, facilities, personnel, costs, and Title IX implications. One-time start-up costs for football would range anywhere from $20.8 million to $33.8 million depending on quality of a stadium/support building/practice facilities. Yearly operational funding, athletic aid, and personnel would also be substantial. The least expensive way to add football would be at the Division I non-scholarship level. During the first year of competition (2013-14) UCSD would need to budget $1,746,200 for Division I non-scholarship football, $2,334,714 for Division II football and $3,038,701 for Division I football (Championship division formerly known as I-AA, not the Bowl Championship level). By the time the program is fully funded with scholarships in year four (2016-17), UCSD would need to budget $2,003,250 for non-scholarship football, $3,289,436 for Division II and $4,471,426 in Division I scholarship football. Division II and I (scholarship) football budgets would amount to more than half of the current UCSD athletics budget. UCSD has two Division I conference options with football: the non-scholarship Pioneer League where the University of San Diego participates, or the Big Sky Conference which consists of two schools from the Big West Conference and offers athletics scholarships. The Pioneer league has a Division III philosophy and does not offer athletic aid. UCSD has little in common with Pioneer League schools which have an average enrollment of 3,868 and an average distance from UCSD of 2,294 miles. The Big Sky only consists of five schools that average 995 miles from UCSD. Membership in the Big Sky would bring a much higher price tag due to scholarships. There is only one Division II school in the state of California with football - Humboldt State, which participates in the five-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). The closest Division II Conference that plays a full football conference schedule is the Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference (RMAC). The RMAC has 10 members in three states (Colorado, Nebraska, and New Mexico) and those schools have an average enrollment of 2,696 undergraduates. The average distance from UCSD to RMAC schools is 1,008 miles. Travel would be a major issue if UCSD was to implement Division II football. Humboldt State schedules universities from NCAA Divisions I, II, III and NAIA and must play four schools twice to fill an 11 game schedule.

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UCSD currently meets Title IX (gender equity) standards but must continue to evaluate the men’s and women’s programs to avoid becoming non compliant with the standards. Adding football and 100 male student-athletes would make UCSD non compliant with Title IX guidelines unless more female sports were added and/or male sports were dropped. There are very few women’s sports, with the exception of golf (which carries a small squad size) that could be added that would have competition within close proximity to UCSD. UCSD’s athletics department’s total revenue for 2010-11 is projected to be $7,447,000. If UCSD were to reclassify to Division I, it would no longer be within the top half of the Division in revenue, but near the bottom of Division I. It is best to compare UCSD’s projected budget with other Division I non-football universities ($10,849,331), or the Big West Conference ($12,796,017 including two football schools, $11,521,851 excluding two football schools). As shown in Chapter VII, the biggest increase would have to be in athletic aid. UCSD distributed only $260,000 in athletics aid during 2009-10. To be competitive with mid major Division I universities and in particular the Big West Conference, it is recommended that UCSD increase the athletics aid budget by nearly $3.3 million to $3,666,293. It is recommended that UCSD award 80% of its athletic aid to California students to keep costs manageable. With the addition of needed personnel and increased operational needs UCSD’s overall athletics budget would need to be over $12 million to be competitive within the Big West Conference. If reclassifying to Division I, it is recommended that eight additional staff members be added along with a shift in some assistant coaching positions. With the likelihood of shorter travel, operational budgets would not need to increase significantly in most sports. Men’s and women’s basketball would need to increase the most to stay competitive. Nearly $4.8 million of new revenue would need to be generated by 2012-13 to reach an athletic budget where UCSD could be competitive within the Big West Conference. These numbers would need to increase each year to keep up with rising costs. To reach these numbers UCSD would need to increase funding in the areas of fundraising, corporate partnerships, ticket sales, and student fees. UCSD would also need to add revenue streams through institutional support, a new student assessment, out-of-state tuition waivers, and game guarantees. Currently UCSD athletic facilities would meet the standards for Division I and the Big West Conference but improvements need to be made to the baseball facility. With improvement to the baseball facility, UCSD would have the facilities needed to recruit top players in the Big West Conference.

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The following feasibility study addresses a variety of key aspects necessary for a decision to transition to Division I or to add football at the Division I or II level. Specifically, the study is organized around the following components: ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™

Introduction and Scope of the Study Division I Membership Requirements Conference Options Adding Football and/or Additional Sports Title IX Compliance Fiscal analysis Facilities Personnel and Support System Considerations Timeline

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What are the differences in NCAA membership in Division I and Division II? What process would be involved if UCSD athletics were to reclassify from Division I to Division II? At its current stage of operations, what steps would UCSD need to take to meet the requirements and/or standards for Division I, specifically for financial aid, operations, and personnel expenses? What are UCSD’s best options for Division I Conference affiliation? Is football, at the Division I or II level, currently in the best interest of UCSD and can it be funded to be competitive at the Division I or II level? What are the Title IX (gender equity) implications? What would it cost UCSD to reclassify to Division I, and can additional revenues be generated to meet additional expenses? Does UCSD athletics currently have the quality of facilities that would enable it to be competitive in Division I? How would reclassification to Division I impact the current UCSD athletics personnel and support systems?

This feasibility study examines these and other issues by exploring NCAA rules and requirements, as well as by comparing the size and scope of UCSD’s current athletics program to athletics at other institutions. Each section in the study ends with a set of conclusions, which are intended to serve as a framework on which to base discussions. These discussions will ultimately lead to a recommended course of action that will be in the best interest of UCSD and its athletics program.

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Division I is lifting the current moratorium in August 2011 A one-time application fee of between $900,000 and $1,300,000 will be needed UCSD would need to secure membership in a Division I conference prior to “reclassification” UCSD will need to increase grants-in-aids significantly to meet the 50 percent minimum the NCAA will require UCSD does not fit the changing profile of the average Division II institution (academics, size, mission) UCSD does fit the profile of the average Division I institution (academics, size, mission) Big West Conference universities resemble UCSD with academics, size, and costs Moving to the Big West would in all likelihood create very good rivalries because they are “like” universities and the proximity to UCSD The Big West Conference has a major interest in UCSD but timing is critical The Big West is the best fit in Division I or II for UCSD when comparing size, academics, finances, facilities, athletic achievements, geography, etc. Serious issues such as cost, competition, facilities, and Title IX compliance all need to be factored in if UCSD were to add football at either the Division I or II levels. UCSD is in compliance with Title IX specifications but must continue to monitor the men’s and women’s programs to make sure they remain in compliance. Adding football would make UCSD non compliant with Title IX specifications unless more sports were added or other men’s programs dropped UCSD would need to increase revenue by nearly $4.8 million by 2012-13 and bring the athletics budget to approximately $12 million to be competitive in the Big West Conference Athletic aid, personnel, and operational budgets would all need to be increased, but athletic aid would bring the biggest increase with nearly a $3.3 million jump UCSD would need to increase the current revenue streams of fundraising, corporate partnerships, ticket sales, and student fees UCSD would need to find new funding sources. It is recommended that UCSD explore generating new funds for athletics through institutional support, out-of-state tuition waivers, a new student assessment, and game guarantees Eight additional staff members would need to be hired, and a restructuring of the assistant coaches would need to be implemented Currently UCSD athletic facilities would meet the standards for Division I and the Big West Conference but improvements need to be made to the baseball facility

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II. INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE OF THE STUDY A.

CONTEXT AND PURPOSE:

The UCSD student government wanted to determine what amount of funding would be needed to add football and/or move to Division I. They also asked that UCSD determine the amount that student-fees would need to increase through a referendum if they were to add football and/or move to Division I. To comply with the student government’s questions, the University of California San Diego (UCSD) administration asked Athletics Staffing and Consultants (ASC) to conduct a feasibility study to determine if UCSD should consider gaining entrance into Division I and if the University should add football to its list of sport offerings. The interest in conducting this study on the possible reclassification to Division I and adding football is precipitated by several factors: (1) The student government interest in studying the possible impacts of adding football; (2) UCSD does not fit the changing profile (an influx of small, private, religious based NAIA schools) of the average Division II institution; (3) Division I lifting the current moratorium of any Division II institutions transitioning to Division I; (4) NCAA conference realignment and the interest shown by Division I Big West Conference to possibly accept UCSD into membership, with a likely brief window of opportunity.

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STUDY OBJECTIVES AND GOALS:

Primary objectives and goals of this study include the following: • • • • •

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Evaluate Division I membership requirements including an analysis of UCSD’s current position regarding such requirements. Determine financial impact on personnel, scholarships, operations, and facilities Identify Title IX issues and their implications Identify Division I legislation that would impact UCSD if reclassification occurs Determine if adding football at the Division I or II level would be in the best interest of UCSD. Evaluate finances, facilities, personnel issues, public relations, impact on other sports, etc. Recommend what level of competition each current sport should be competing and if sports should be added under the umbrella of intercollegiate athletics. Evaluate University and Athletics support systems regarding their possible readiness for reclassification to Division I Identify a Conference that would be the best fit for UCSD Make recommendations to reclassify to Division I or to remain in Division II

PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING REPORT AND CAMPUS REVIEW: _________________________________________________________________________________ 

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To develop the report, interviews were conducted with UCSD administrators, faculty, staff, coaches, student-athletes, and student government representatives, as well as community supporters and leaders, conference officials, and NCAA officials. Support materials from schools, conference, and the NCAA were documented, analyzed and evaluated. Campus review should include faculty, students, senior administrators, the alumni association and development office. The ASC consultant would be available to meet with constituent groups. D.

FORMAT:

The study is arranged in the following manner ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ E.

Executive Summary Introduction and Scope of the Study Division I Membership Requirements NCAA Conference Options Adding Football and/or Additional Sports Title IX Compliance Fiscal analysis Facilities Personnel and Support System Considerations Timeline BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON UCSD:

Founded in 1960, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is one of the nation’s most prestigious research universities. Like many outstanding universities have accomplished, UCSD has been able to combine excellence in academics with a broad based athletics program. The same can be said for many similar AAU research institutions throughout the country that are successful in Division I athletics and enjoy an outstanding academic reputation (Cal, Stanford, Duke, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Harvard, Yale, etc.). Highly accomplished Division I athletics programs are consistent with top level academic institutions and enhances the overall reputation of institutions and the environment for its students. Given USCD’s historic commitment to academic excellence, there is no reason they would not be able to continue with the priority of academic excellence in Division I. History of Athletics at UC San Diego  The UCSD Intercollegiate Athletics Program began in the late 1960’s with the philosophy of providing a wide variety of sports opportunities for students without the provision of athletic grants in aid. In the early years, UCSD teams competed as independents against Southern

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California teams in both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) College Division. Many of these institutions maintained dual memberships in both of these organizations and most of them were small private institutions, several with church affiliation. Being an independent (non-conference member) presented scheduling problems for UCSD teams, thus the decision was made to join the NAIA which allowed conference opportunities and provided guaranteed scheduling in several sports. The NAIA institutions included Azusa Pacific, Biola, Cal Lutheran, Southern California College, Cal Baptist, Point Loma, and the seven Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) members: Whittier, La Verne, Cal Tech, Redlands, Occidental, Claremont and Pomona-Pitzer. The NAIA allowed for the awarding of athletics grant in aid, an opportunity utilized by all of the NAIA institutions in Southern California, with the exception of UCSD and the SCIAC members. In 1972, the NCAA changed its structure from two divisions (College and University) to three divisions based on the number of athletic grants awarded. Division I allowed for the awarding of the maximum number of grants designated for each sport. Division II allowed for a smaller maximum number in each sport and Division III prohibited the awarding of athletic grants and aid. Division I had a greater focus on establishing a national profile and greater spectator involvement. Division II provided for a more regional focus with some spectator orientation. The Division III profile was to be of a local nature during regular season competition with the participant being the focus. Within a few years, SCIAC members opted to drop their NAIA affiliation and participate fully in Division III, leaving UCSD as the only institution in the NAIA Southern California to not award athletic grants. The SCIAC was not open to UCSD membership due to conference members concern for UCSD’s size and public affiliation. Thus in order to maintain scheduling opportunities, UCSD remained in the NAIA. In the late 70’s, it became more apparent that UCSD’s involvement with the NAIA was a mismatch in institutional profiles, plus UCSD teams were disadvantaged by having to compete against teams with athletic grants. The decision was made to move the UCSD program solely to the Division III, a division philosophy that more closely paralleled that of UCSD. The problem was that UCSD had to participate as an independent in all sports since no conference opportunities were available. During the late 70’s, the early years of UCSD’s Division III affiliation, the SCIAC members were eager to schedule UCSD as the Tritons were consistently on the losing end of these contests. As UCSD teams became more competitive throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, scheduling opportunities with SCIAC members began to decrease dramatically to the extent that some UCSD teams were not able to meet Division III scheduling requirements. The SCIAC members consciously excluded UCSD from their schedules to enhance their own post season championship opportunities and diminish those for UCSD. The SCIAC members and other Division III schools felt that UCSD did not belong in Division III due to its enrollment size. While NCAA rules did not dictate an enrollment cap for membership in Division III, national discussions took place repeatedly on the possibility of restricting Division III memberships to small institutions only. The average enrollment of Division III schools was 2500 students or less. UCSD was among the larger institutions at Division III during the 80’s and

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90’s with an average enrollment of 13,423. Due to the inability to schedule games as an independent Division III program and the size of UCSD, it was best for UCSD to move to Division II in 2000. In 2000, UCSD Intercollegiate Athletics joined the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The CCAA Division II conference in California had a membership of Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino, San Francisco State, Bakersfield, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Los Angeles, Grand Canyon, Sonoma State, Chico State, Cal State Stanislaus, and UC Davis. Having another UC school in the conference, UC Davis, was a very attractive feature of the conference. While the CCAA did not provide conference opportunities for all of UCSD’s 23 sports, the total program benefitted from the relationships with the other conference members and non-conference opportunities were enhanced for sports not officially sponsored by the CCAA. Since 2000, membership has changed dramatically in the CCAA with Grand Canyon, Bakersfield, and UC Davis leaving to move to Division I (Bakersfield and UC Davis) or switching Division II conferences (Grand Canyon). The departure of UC Davis left UC San Diego as the only UC school in the conference. The departed schools were replaced with Humboldt State, Cal State Monterey, and Cal State East Bay. As in 2000 when UCSD felt they had little in common with other Division III institutions, UCSD now finds itself in a similar situation 10 years later having very little in common with the other Division II/CCAA schools in terms of profile, academics and size. UCSD Athletics UCSD intercollegiate athletics teams have won 29 National Championships and 38 teams have finished as National Runners-Up. Forty-four others have achieved National Third Place honors. All told, UCSD has won a total of 180 national, regional, and conference championships. Individually, 135 UCSD student-athletes have captured National Championships and 1034 student-athletes have been named to All-America teams. UCSD student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 25 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 145 Academic All-America selections. Consistently, over 55 percent of the student-athletes earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, placing them on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. In 2009, UCSD was ranked first in Division II and 7th overall in the National Collegiate Scouting Association Power Rankings, which are based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength, and athletic prowess of the university. Since the 1995-96 seasons, UCSD has placed in the top 10 in every year except one in the Sports Director's Cup, an award emblematic of the best overall athletics department in the country. Since moving to the Division II level in 2000, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on eight different occasions and finished second overall twice. Beginning in 2005-06, UCSD has won the last five California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup titles, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the CCAA.

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The Tritons compete in 23 sports Women 

Men Basketball Crew (not NCAA) Cross Country Fencing Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Water Polo Baseball Golf

Basketball Crew Cross Country Fencing Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Water Polo Softball   

UCSD Athletics Department Mission Statement UC San Diego Athletics is committed to the physical, intellectual and personal development of students, enhancing the overall student life experience, and campus pride. The department sponsors a broad base of men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports, which promote the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, as well as other lessons competitive sport teaches. As such, UC San Diego Athletics is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University and the high standards to which it aspires. UCSD Athletics Department Vision As the University and UC San Diego Athletics continue to grow and evolve, we envision ourselves as being one of the premiere NCAA athletics programs in the nation; setting the standard in all aspects of competitive success, academic excellence, ethical conduct, studentathlete experience, campus pride, the development and retention of coaches and staff, and the establishment of lifelong relationships. We will continue to make UC San Diego Athletics organizationally and financially viable for any future campus, conference, and divisional opportunities. We will enhance campus, alumni, and community pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile within the University and visibility throughout the region.

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III. DIVISION I MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS A. INTRODUCTION: This section details the most recently proposed requirements and procedures a school must fulfill while reclassifying from Division II to Division I. B. RECLASSIFICATION OVERVIEW: On August 9, 2007, the Division I Board of Directors adopted Legislative Proposal 2007-10, which established a four-year moratorium that prohibited consideration of any new institutional, conference or multi-divisional Division I members until August 2011. The Board concluded that the time was right, following similar moratoriums in Divisions II and III, for the Division I membership to assess and study the impact of membership migration and to develop reasonable philosophical expectations and legislative requirements for membership in the division. The Board requested the Leadership Council to conduct this study and to make appropriate recommendations regarding possible NCAA legislation. A preliminary report of recommendations was provided to the Board of Directors in April 2009 and the Division I governance structure, member conferences and institutions were asked to provide reactions. C.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NCAA DIVISIONS:

Division I Division I member institutions have to sponsor at least seven sports for men and seven for women (or six for men and eight for women) with two team sports for each gender. Each playing season has to be represented by each gender as well. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria. For sports other than football and basketball, Division I schools must play 100 percent of the minimum number of contests against Division I opponents -- anything over the minimum number of games has to be 50 percent Division I. Men's and women's basketball teams have to play all but two games against Division I teams; for men, they must play one-third of all their contests in the home arena. Schools that have football are classified as Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) or NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). Football Bowl Subdivision schools are usually fairly elaborate programs. Football Bowl Subdivision teams have to meet minimum attendance requirements (average 15,000 people in actual or paid attendance per home game), which must be met once in a rolling two-year period. NCAA

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Football Championship Subdivision teams do not need to meet minimum attendance requirements. Division I schools must meet minimum financial aid awards for their athletics program, and there are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Division I school cannot exceed.

Division II Division II institutions have to sponsor at least five sports for men and five for women, (or four for men and six for women), with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria -- football and men's and women's basketball teams must play at least 50 percent of their games against Division II or Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division IA) or Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) opponents. For sports other than football and basketball there are only minimum contest scheduling requirements. There are not attendance requirements for football, or arena game requirements for basketball. There are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Division II school must not exceed. Division II teams usually feature a number of local or in-state student-athletes. Many Division II student-athletes pay for school through a combination of scholarship money, grants, student loans and employment earnings. Division II athletics programs are often financed in the institution's budget similar to academic departments on campus.

Division III Division III institutions have to sponsor at least five sports for men and five for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are minimum contest and participant minimums for each sport. Division III athletics features student-athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic ability and athletic departments are staffed and funded like any other department in the university. Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to students, placing primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.

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D. SUMMARY OF DIVISION I RECLASSIFICATION PROCESS: The Division I Leadership Council requested that the Board of Directors endorse recommendations for further discussion and debate by Division I membership groups and conferences during the spring 2010 and that in August 2010, the Board sponsor appropriate legislative proposals for membership consideration in January and April 2011. The Leadership Council recommends that potential new members of Division I shall enter the division through a four-year “reclassification” process following no less than five-years of membership in Division II. An application fee of between $900,000-$1,300,000 will be required before entering the “reclassification” process. Upon beginning the “reclassification” process, the institution must meet Division I sports sponsorship requirements (i.e., 50 percent of the grantsin-aid maximums in the conference sponsored sports in which the institution will participate). A preliminary NCAA certification shall be required in year 1 of the four-year “reclassification” period and a full compliance review shall be required before final election to Division I membership. A member institution in Division I will qualify to begin receiving revenue distributions related to sports sponsorship and grants-in-aid upon serving three calendar years as an “active” Division I member. The detailed Division I Leadership Council recommendation to the Board of Directors can be found in Appendix E.

E. PROPOSED NEW DIVISION I RECLASSIFICATION PROCESS: The following information outlines the membership reclassification process for any Division II or non-NCAA institution seeking to reclassify its entire athletics program to Division I membership. ™ The reclassifying institution must have been an active Division II member for the preceding five years ™ The institution must be meeting applicable Division I minimum financial aid and sportssponsorship membership requirements ™ The institution must have been extended a bona fide offer of membership by an active Division I multisport voting conference

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™ The institution and conference must complete an application form accompanied by an application fee no later than June 1 preceding entry into year one of the reclassification process ™ The institution must submit a skeletal strategic plan to the Administration Cabinet that addresses the Division I philosophy statement and athletics certification operating principles approved by the conference office no later than June 1 preceding entry into year one of the reclassification process In years 1-4 of the reclassification UCSD representatives (president, the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator) would have to attend an orientation session conducted by the national office staff, the NCAA Convention Division I Issues Forum and business sessions and the regional rules seminar conducted by the NCAA. UCSD would be expected to process institutional and individual student-athlete violations of Division I legislation through the Division I enforcement and student-athlete reinstatement processes. An annual report and an updated strategic plan would need to be submitted by June 1 based on feedback from the previous year’s plan. In year one UCSD would have to apply all Division I legislation except scheduling requirements and continuing eligibility requirements for student-athletes who are completing their final season of competition and were enrolled at the institution at least one year prior to entering year one of the reclassification process. They would have to complete a preliminary NCAA athletics certification orientation. In year two of reclassification UCSD would need to be in full compliance with all Division I legislation and membership requirements. It would need to complete a compliance review conducted by the national office and submit a report with an institutional response to the findings and recommendations. In year four UCSD would have to successfully complete an NCAA athletics certification and evaluation visit. After completion of the four year reclassification process, the Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Division I Administration Cabinet, shall have the authority to elect the institution to active Division I status. The institution must submit a progress report to the Committee on Athletics Certification regarding its progress on any plans for improvement. Following the four year reclassification period UCSD would qualify immediately to receive Student-Athlete Opportunity, Special Assistance and Academic Enhancement Funds, as well as basketball grant funds as determined by the institution’s conference.     _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    18 

 

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IV. DIVISION I CONFERENCE OPTIONS A. INTRODUCTION: The new NCAA proposed legislation for Division I membership mandates a current Division I conference must accept an institution into membership prior to being a candidate for Division I membership. Because of this UCSD must find a conference that would welcome them and has member institutions with similar academic, athletic, and geographic profiles. With a restructuring phase within Division I these days, conferences are looking to expand in most cases and top media markets are a key in making decisions.

B. SUMMARY OF DIVISION I CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES: There are 31 Division I conferences, but makeup and geography would eliminate most of those conferences from consideration. The two other Division I institutions in San Diego, San Diego State (Mountain West) and the University of San Diego (West Coast Conference), are very different in a variety of ways from UC San Diego and are joined by like members to make up their respective Conferences. The Mountain West Conference is a Bowl Subdivision conference and puts a great deal of emphasis on football. The average athletics budget in the Mountain West is nearly $32 million and only has one university in the State of California (San Diego State). The Mountain West membership would not be interested in UC San Diego at this point because UC San Diego does not have the resources to be competitive in bowl coalition football. The average athletics budget in the West Coast Conference is $13,822,383 and five of its seven members are from California including the University of San Diego. UCSD does not fit the profile of the West Coast Conference which is made up of seven private faith based institutions that offer only 13 sports. The Big West Conference is a conference made up of eight public universities and one private university, and all are located in the state of California. There are many things that make the Big West a good fit for UC San Diego, including size, cost, budgets, academic profile, and geography. The Big West would like to increase to 10 members, does not have representation in the San Diego region, and has an interest because of the academic and athletic reputation of UC San Diego as well as the San Diego area media market.   _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    19 

 

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C. DIVISION I CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES: I.

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

HISTORY According to the Mountain West website, the Mountain West Conference was conceived on May 26, 1998, when the presidents of eight institutions - Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming - decided to form a new Division I-A intercollegiate athletic conference. The split from the former 16-team conference re-established continuity and stability among the membership within the new league and signaled the continuation of athletic rivalries. Five of the MWC's eight original members have been conference rivals since the 1960s (BYU, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado State), while San Diego State (1978) and Air Force (1980) were longtime members as well. UNLV and TCU entered the fold in 1996. TCU rejoined the group with its first year of competition in the Mountain West in 2005-06, completing the Conference membership as it stands today. Utah will be leaving the Mountain West to move to the PAC 10 and Boise State will be entering the Mountain West. The Conference places a great deal of emphasis on football but has also had success lately in basketball. With the addition of The Mtn. - The Mountain West Sports Network to DIRECTV on August 27, 2008, the Mountain West Conference enjoyed unprecedented national television exposure in 2008-09 with 48 football, 103 men's basketball and 32 women's basketball contests airing across the country through a combination of telecasts on The Mtn., CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) and VERSUS. In addition to the new satellite carriage agreement, The Mtn. has been available to cable subscribers in the MWC footprint since it first aired in 2006-07.

Mountain West Membership The nine Mountain West Universities have an average enrollment of 20,799 undergraduate students and are located in seven different states. They all sponsor bowl coalition football and have an average athletics budget of $31,898,300.

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Mountain West Conference Enrollment        Air Force Academy  Brigham Young  Colorado State  New Mexico  San Diego State  Texas Christian  UNLV  Utah  Wyoming  Mountain West Average 

Location     Academy, CO  Provo, UT  Fort Collins, CO  Albuquerque, NM  San Diego, CA  Fort Worth, TX  Las Vegas, NV  Salt Lake City, UT  Laramie, WY 

Enrollment     4,100  30,000  25,382  24,250  30,000  8,000  25,000  28,437  12,021  20,799 

  SPORTS SPONSORSHIPS The Mountain West sponsors 19 championships – 10 women’s and nine men’s. Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Football Swimming & Diving Tennis Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field

Women’s Sports Softball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field Volleyball

Is The Mountain West the Right fit for UC San Diego? The Mountain West Conference is a Bowl Subdivision conference and puts a great deal of emphasis on football. The average athletics budget in the Mountain West is $31,898,300 and only has one university in the State of California (San Diego State). The Mountain West membership would not be interested in UC San Diego at this point because UC San Diego does not have the resources to consider being competitive in bowl coalition football.

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II.

THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE

History According to the West Coast Conference website, the West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 to provide a convenient venue for five San Francisco Bay Area schools to compete in basketball. The Conference has grown to eight members which span the western coast of the United States from Canada to Mexico. The conference is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conferences have been together longer. The eight member conference has five institutions that have been in the conference for over 55 years while the other three institutions have been members for over 29 years. West Coast Conference Membership The West Coast Conference consists of seven private faith based universities with an average undergraduate enrollment of 6,613 with five of the seven institutions being located in California.

West Coast Conference Enrollment        Gonzaga  Loyola Marymount  Pepperdine  University of Portland  St. Mary's College  University of San Diego  University of San Francisco  Santa Clara  WCC Average 

Location     Spokane, WA  Los Angeles, CA  Malibu, CA  Portland, OR  Moraga, CA  San Diego, CA  San Francisco, CA  Santa Clara, CA 

Enrollment     6,375  8,300  8,000  3,300  4,768  7,548  8,000  8,377  6,834 

   

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West Coast Conference Sports Sponsorships The West Coast Conference sponsors 13 championships – seven women’s and six men’s. Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis

Women’s Sports Rowing Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis Volleyball

Is the West Coast Conference the Right fit for UC San Diego? The West Coast Conference is a conference made up of seven private faith based institutions that offers 13 sports. The average athletics budget in the West Coast Conference is $13,822,383 and five of its seven members are from California including the University of San Diego. The West Coast Conference membership would not be interested in UC San Diego because it is a State institution.

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THE BIG WEST CONFERENCE

History The Big West Conference was formed as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association on July 1, 1969. Cal State LA, Fresno State, Long Beach State and San Diego State were members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. At the time, San Jose State, UC Santa Barbara and Pacific were members of the West Coast Athletic Conference. Officials of the seven colleges and universities assembled as a body in May of 1969, tied up loose ends and less than two months later the PCAA was born. The original PCAA lineup changed in the early years and by 1975, charter members UCSB and CSLA had dropped football and SDSU left the conference in football only. In 1974, Cal State Fullerton moved into the conference. By 1977, UC Irvine joined the Big West and UCSB was back in - both as non-football playing institutions - while Utah State became the first nonCalifornia member of the circuit, transforming the PCAA into a regional conference. UNLV (1981) and New Mexico State (1984) soon followed suit, bringing the league's membership to 10 universities. In the fall of 1983, the PCAA became the first western conference to incorporate women's athletic programs into the conference. Charter women's members UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and UNLV competed in five championships. By the end of 1985, Pacific, Hawai'i, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, San Diego State, Fresno State and San Jose State had joined the women's conference. The PCAA upped its women's sponsorship to eight championships. The PCAA began its 20th year of existence in 1988 by changing its name to the Big West Conference. With the inclusion of the states of Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico, the term -Big West- more accurately represented the conference. Since the name Big West has been used, conference teams have won nine NCAA team championships. The conference has undergone membership changes throughout its long history, the most recent ones significantly enhancing its stability. Following the 2004-05 academic year, Idaho and Utah State left the Big West, creating an eight-team league comprised of all California schools: Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara and Pacific. A ninth school, UC Davis, became the newest member of the Big West on July 1, 2007 after completing a four-year reclassification process from Division II to Division I. The University of Hawaii will begin competing in the conference in 2012-13. Until that point the Big West owns the distinction of being the nation’s only conference with its entire membership located in one state. The conference has claimed 17 team national championships in its history, including six in women’s volleyball, two in baseball, one in softball and one in men’s basketball. Men’s soccer was the newest sport added to the list when UC Santa Barbara claimed the national title in 2006. Individually, Big West athletes also have claimed several titles in such sports as swimming, track and field, and golf. The Big West has had 26 student-athletes win individual national championships. _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    24 

 

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Big West Conference Membership The Big West Conference consists of one private and eight public universities with an average undergraduate enrollment of 21,837. All nine institutions are located in California and four are in the UC system. In-State and Out-of-State tuition and fees of UCSD are comparable to the Big West average. The university of Hawaii will join the conference in 2012-13.

2008 Enrollment Figures & 2009‐10 Tuition & Fees  Big West  Cal Poly  CS Fullerton  CS Northridge  Long Beach State  UC Davis  UC Irvine  UC Riverside  UC Santa Barbara  Pacific  Big West Average  UC San Diego  BWC Variance     CCAA  CS Chico  CS Dominguez Hills  CS East Bay  CS Los Angeles  CS Monterey Bay  CS Poly Pomona  CS San Bernardino  CS Stanislaus  Humbolt State  San Francisco State  Sonoma State  CCAA Average  UC San Diego  CCAA Variance 

Enrollment Fall 2008  Total  Undergrad  19,471  18,516  36,996  31,428  36,208  30,550  37,891  31,673  30,568  24,188  26,984  22,122  18,079  15,708  21,868  18,892  6,251  3,457  26,035  21,837  28,200  22,518  2,165  681              17,132  15,803  12,851  9,490  14,167  10,912  20,743  15,867  4,340  3,877  21,190  19,219  17,646  14,206  8,601  6,906  7,800  6,998  30,014  25,055  8,921  7,763  14,855  12,372  28,200  22,518  13,345  10,146 

Undergrad Enrollment  %  Male  Female  56.4  43.6  42.4  57.6  43.3  56.6  40.4  59.6  43.8  56.2  47.5  52.5  48.2  51.8  45.8  54.2  43.8  56.2  45.7  54.3  47.9  52.1  ‐2.2  2.2              48.3  51.7  32.7  67.3  38.8  61.2  39  61  41  59  57.4  42.6  35.5  64.5  35.7  64.3  46.4  53.6  41.1  58.9  38.5  61.5  41.3  58.7  47.9  52.1  6.6  ‐6.6 

Tuition & Fees 09‐10  In‐state  Out‐of‐state   $        17,982    $        29,142    $        15,382    $        31,004    $        17,311    $        22,400    $        16,840    $        28,000    $        23,309    $        45,978    $        21,018    $        43,687    $        21,258    $        43,927    $        23,438    $        46,107    $        44,412    $        44,412    $        22,327    $        37,184    $        22,054    $        44,771    $           (273)   $        7,587               $        16,988    $        28,148    $        16,115    $        27,275    $        16,635    $        27,795    $        15,380    $        26,543    $        15,050    $        26,210    $        15,621    $        26,781    $        15,909    $        27,069    $        15,298    $        26,458    $        16,209    $        27,369    $        18,444    $        29,604    $        17,440    $        28,600    $        16,280    $        27,441    $        22,054    $        44,771    $          5,774    $          17,330  

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  Big West Conference Sports Sponsorships The Big West Conference sponsors 18 championships – 10 women’s and eight men’s. Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Outdoor Track & Field

Women’s Sports Softball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Outdoor Track & Field Volleyball Water Polo

 

Big West 

NCAA Sports Offered  School  Men's  Women's  Total  UC San Diego  11  11  22  Cal Poly  Cal St. Fullerton  Cal St. Northridge  Long Beach State  UC Davis  UC Irvine  UC Riverside  UC Santa Barbara  Pacific  Average Total Variance Rank

10  7  8  7  11  9  7  10  7  8.4  2.6  T1 

10  10  9  9  13  10  8  10  9  11  0  2 

20  17  17  16  24  19  15  20  16  19.4  2.6  2 

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Total 

Soc 

VB 

CC 

Swim 

BB 

Golf 

Ten 

O‐ TF 

WP 

Soft 

I‐TF 

Gym 

FH 

Big West Sport 

10  11  10  10  9  9  13  10  8  10  9  9.7 

x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  9 

x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  9 

x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  9 

x  x  x  x        x        x  x  5 

x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  9 

x     x  x  x  x  x  x  x        7 

x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  9 

x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x     8 

x  x        x  x  x  x     x  x  6 

x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  9 

      x           x  x     x     4 

         x        x              2 

                  x           x  2 

UCSD  Cal Poly  Cal St. Fullerton  Cal St. Northridge  Long Beach St.  UC Davis  UC Irvine  UC Riverside  UC Santa Barbara  Pacific  Total 

Fenc  crew 

   x                             0 

   x                             0 

    Big West Men’s Team by Team Sports Sponsorships   Men's Sports 

Total 

Soc 

CC 

Swim 

Big West Sport 

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x  x  x 

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x     x  x  x 

x  x  x  x  x 

x     x       

10  7  8.4 

x     7 

x     5 

x  x  9 

UCSD  Cal Poly  Cal St.  Fullerton  Cal St.  Northridge  Long Beach St.  UC Davis  UC Irvine  UC Riverside  UC Santa  Barbara  Pacific  Total 

BB  Golf  Ten 

O‐TF 

Base 

VB  WP 

I‐TF 

Foot 

Wres 

Fenc 

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x  x  x 

x  x  x 

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x  x  9 

x  x  6 

x  x  7 

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x  x  1 

x  x  5 

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    Is the Big West Conference the Right fit for UC San Diego? The Big West Conference is a conference made up of eight public universities and one private university. All of the universities, which average nearly 29 years of membership, are located in the state of California. Besides the addition of the University of Hawaii during the 2012-13 academic year, the average distance from UC San Diego to Big West Universities is 218 miles which is 153 miles on average shorter than the distance from UC San Diego to CCAA institutions. The average driving time to Big West universities is three hours and 35 minutes compared to six hours and five minutes to CCAA universities (a variance of 2.5 hours). There are many things that make the Big West a good fit for UC San Diego, including the fact that the institutions within the Big West compare very favorably with the high academic standards of UC San Diego. Although UC San Diego would still be at the top with a 75th percentile SAT score of 1370, the average SAT in the Big West is 1216 (variance of 154) compared to 1070 in the CCAA (variance of 300). UC San Diego would be at the top with a 75th percentile with the ACT also with scores of 30 (comp), 30 (English), and 32 (math). The Big West ACT scores are 26.2 (comp), 26 (English), 27.1 (math) while the CCAA ACT scores are 22.3 (comp), 22.3 (English) and 23.3 (math). The variance between UC San Diego and the Big West is 3.8/4/4.9 while the variance between UC San Diego and the CCAA is 7.3/7.3/7.8. The only area where UC San Diego does not currently compare well with Big West institutions is the overall athletics budget. The average athletics budget in the Big West Conference in 2009-10 was $12,796,017 - nearly double UC San Diego’s projected 2010-11 budget of $7,045,000. The Big West currently has nine members but will increase to 10 with the University of Hawaii in 2012-13. Conference leadership usually prefers to be at even numbers for scheduling purposes. The location, the academic reputation and the athletic reputation are reasons why the Big West would be very interested in UC San Diego.

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Big West/CCAA Distance & Time From UCSD     Big West   Cal Poly  CS Fullerton  CS Northridge  Long Beach State  UC Davis  UC Irvine  UC Riverside  UC Santa Barbara  Pacific  Big West Average from UCSD     CCAA  CS Chico  CS Dominguez Hills  CS East Bay  CS Los Angeles  CS Monterey Bay  CS Poly Pomona  CS San Bernardino  CS Stanislaus  Humboldt State  San Francisco State  Sonoma State  CCAA Average from UCSD     BWC vs. CCAA Variance 

Location     San Luis Obispo, CA  Fullerton, CA  Northridge, CA  Long Beach, CA  Davis, CA  Irvine, CA  Riverside, CA  Santa Barbara, CA  Stockton, CA           Chico, CA  Carson, CA  Hayward, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Seaside, CA  Pomona, CA  San Bernardino, CA  Turlock, CA  Arcata, CA  San Francisco, CA  Rohnert Park, CA          

Distance Hours  Min.          314  5  14  87  1  32  137  2  27  91  1  36  504  8  0  72  1  17  92  1  32  218  3  46  448  7  6  218  3  35                    582  9  18  103  1  50  468  7  29  107  1  55  421  7  1  100  1  46  109  1  51  407  6  46  762  12  34  490  7  51  529  8  33  371  6  5           153  2  30 

*Source ‐Mapquest 

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Academic Comparisons     Big West  Cal Poly  CS Fullerton  CS Northridge  Long Beach State  UC Davis  UC Irvine  UC Riverside  UC Santa Barbara  Pacific  Big West Average  UC San Diego  BWC Variance     CCAA  CS Chico  CS Dominguez Hills  CS East Bay  CS Los Angeles  CS Monterey Bay  CS Poly Pomona  CS San Bernardino  CS Stanislaus  Humboldt State  San Francisco State  Sonoma State  CCAA Average  UC San Diego  CCAA Variance 

75th Percentile  SAT  Verbal  Math  630  680  530  560  520  520  550  580  630  670  610  670  560  610  640  660  640  680  590  626  660  710  70  84        Verbal  Math  550  570  450  460  500  510  470  490  550  550  560  610  500  510  520  540  590  580  570  570  550  570  528  542  660  710  132  168 

                                                           

75th Percentile ACT  Comp  English  Math  29  29  30  23  23  24  21  21  22  24  24  25  28  28  29  28  27  29  24  24  26  29  29  29  30  29  30  26.2  26  27.1  30  30  32  3.8  4  4.9           Comp  English  Math  24  24  25  18  18  18  21  21  22  19  19  20  23  23  24  25  24  27  20  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  25  24  24  25  24  24  25  22.3  22.3  23.3  30  30  32  7.7  7.7  8.7 

 

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C. OTHER DIVISION I INSTITUTIONS IN CALIFORNIA: There are 24 Division I schools in California representing six different conferences. The PAC 10 has the highest average athletics budget ($60,617,263) while the Big West has the lowest average athletics budget ($12,796,017). There should be no problem putting together a competitive schedule in all of UC San Diego’s sports (with the exception of fencing) because of the number of Division I institutions in California. Non Big West Conference California University Distance & Time From UCSD        Cal Bakersfield  Fresno State  CS Sacramento  UC Berkeley  UC Los Angeles  Loyola Marymount  Pepperdine  University of San Diego  San Diego State  University of San Francisco  San Jose State  Santa Clara  Univ. of Southern Cal  St. Mary's College  Stanford 

Location     Bakersfield, CA  Fresno, CA  Sacramento, CA  Berkeley, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Malibu, CA  San Diego, CA  San Diego, CA  San Francisco, CA  San Jose, CA  Santa Clara, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Moraga, CA  Stanford, CA 

Conference     Independent  WAC  Big Sky  PAC 10  PAC 10  WCC  WCC  WCC  MWC  WCC  WAC  WCC  PAC 10  WCC  PAC 10 

Division  Distance  Hours Min.             I  222  3  50  FBS  334  5  31  FCS  498  7  54  FBS  484  7  47  FBS  107  1  55  I  115  2  5  I  135  2  26  FCS  10  0  15  FBS  16  0  20  I  493  7  57  FBS  448  7  12  I  453  7  17  FBS  113  2  0  I  477  7  40  FBS  468  7  35 

 

DI/DII Enrollment Comparisons    

UCSD 

DI 

DI AAA 

DII 

Big West 

CCAA 

Number of College/Univ. 

   22,518 

343 

97 

282 



12 

10,723 

7,694 

3,682 

21,837 

12,372 

52% 

89% 

100% 

Average Enrollment  Percentage of Public  Institutions 

   66%  52%    Total Athletic Expense Avg.  $6,023,965  $23,970,312  $10,849,330  Based on 2008 EADA Reports 

$3,181,357 

$12,796,017  $3,462,327 

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D.

CONCLUSIONS ™ With the growth of UCSD and the loss of UC Davis, UCSD no longer fits the demographic profile of the average CCAA institution. The total undergraduate enrollment of UCSD is 22,518 compared to an average of 12,372 in the CCAA. In-state tuition and fees at UCSD is $22,054 compared to $16,280 and the out-of-state tuition and fees at UCSD is $44,771 while the CCAA average is $27,441. The most glaring difference is the SAT/ACT scores in comparison to the CCAA. When comparing the 75th percentile UCSD tops the CCAA in verbal SAT scores 660 to 528, and in the math SAT scores are on average 710 compared to the average of the CCAA of 542. In the ACT comp section UCSD tops the CCAA in average score 30/22.3, in the ACT English UCSD tops the CCAA 30/22.3 and in the ACT Math UCSD top the CCAA 32/23.3.

™ The average driving distance to CCAA opposing schools is 371 miles and six hours and five minutes. This compares to 218 miles and 3 hours and 35 minutes in the Big West Conference. ™ The Big West is the best fit in Division I or II for UCSD when comparing size, academics, finances, facilities, athletic achievements, geography, etc. ™ The Big West has lifted the moratorium of adding members and may be seeking like institutions.

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V. ADDING FOOTBALL

A.

CONTEXT AND PURPOSE:

University of California San Diego (UCSD) administration and student government leaders asked Athletics Staffing and Consultants (ASC) to conduct a feasibility study to determine if UCSD should add Division I or II football to its list of sport offerings. This chapter will determine if adding football at the Division I or II level would be in the best interest of UCSD. This chapter will evaluate finances, facilities, personnel issues, impact on other sports and Title IX/Gender Equity, etc.

B.

OBSERVATIONS:

Members of UCSD’s student government had an interest of adding football to the sports offerings at UCSD because of the school spirit the sport would create. The earliest UCSD could start up football is Fall 2013. There is no question that a winning football team adds to school spirit and pride but the question is do the positives outweigh the negatives. It appears that one time start up costs would range anywhere from $20.8 million to $33.8 million depending on quality of a stadium/support building/practice facilities. Yearly operational, athletic aid and personnel would also be a substantial. UCSD currently meets Title IX/Gender Equity standards, but the addition of football would change that status unless women’s sports were also added and/or men’s sports dropped. In addition to financial, infrastructure, and Title IX issues there is a lack of football sponsoring universities within close proximity to UCSD. Along with coaching staff members, support staff and facilities would need to be increased or improved. Personnel also would need to be increased in the following areas: athletic training and sports medicine, compliance, business, sports information, and likely with the financial aid and registrar’s offices.

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C.

SUMMARY OF UCSD ADDING FOOTBALL:

Conference options are limited to conferences that are not in proximity to UCSD, do not fit the academic profile, and would not help create school spirit with rivalries. Expenses would be much higher than normal Division I or II universities because of the lack of football playing schools in close proximity and the amount of travel that would be needed. The least expensive way to add football is to take the route of Division I non scholarship which would cost UCSD over $2 million beginning with the fourth year of play. Staying Division II and adding football would increase the UCSD athletic budget by nearly $3.3 million in year four. The lack of Division II football-playing schools in the West would make it very difficult for UCSD to schedule and build rivalries. Fundraising/Corporate Sponsorship opportunities would increase with the addition of football, but UCSD must be cognizant that the initial excitement may diminish if the team is not winning. It will cost UCSD between $20-$34 million in construction of new facilities for football including a football stadium, football building, and practice fields. UCSD must be cognizant of Title IX/Gender Equity implications. UCSD is currently in compliance with Title IX/Gender Equity standards but the addition of football could change that status. UCSD would probably have to add women’s sports and/or drop men’s sports.

D.

CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES:

Division II There is only one Division II school in the state of California that sponsors football - Humboldt State, which participates in the five-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). The closest Division II Conference that plays a full football conference schedule is the Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference (RMAC). The RMAC has 10 members in three states (Colorado, Nebraska, and New Mexico) and those schools have an average enrollment of 2,696 undergraduates. The average distance from UCSD to RMAC schools is 1,008 miles, and air travel would be necessary for all travel. At this time the RMAC does not offer affiliate membership and it would not be in the best interest of UCSD to leave the CCAA just for football. Travel is the major issue for UCSD moving to Division II football. UCSD, like Humboldt State, would have a very difficult time scheduling Division II football schools (see 2010 Humboldt State football schedule below). Humboldt State plays universities from NCAA I, II, III and NAIA and must play four schools twice when the standard in football is to play schools only once per season.

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GNAC Distances From UCSD     Central Washington  Western Oregon  Dixie State  Humboldt State  Simon Fraser    

Location  Ellensburg, WA  Monmouth, OR  St. George, UT  Arcata, CA  Burnaby, BC 

Distance  1,183  1,029  447  762  1,388  962 

Enrollment  9,016  5,040  6,443  7,025  32,000  11,905 

Rocky Mountain  Distances From UCSD     Adams State  Chadron State  Colorado School of Mines  Colorado State Pueblo  Fort Lewis  Mesa State  New Mexico Highlands  Nebraska Kearney  Western New Mexico  Western State Colorado    

Location  Alamos, CO  Chadron, NE  Golden, CO  Pueblo, CO  Durango, CO  Grand Junction, CO  Las Vegas, NM  Kearny, NE  Silver City, NM  Gunnison, CO 

Distance 956  1,317  1,066  1,157  809  836  940  1,431  608  959  1,008 

Enrollment  1,641  1,695  3,236  3,494  3,342  4,298  1,503  4,504  1,325  1,936  2,697 

2010 Humboldt State Football Schedule  Opponent  Cal Poly  Dixie State  Menlo College  Western Oregon  Central Washington  Azusa Pacific  Dixie State  Central Washington  Simon Fraser  Western Oregon  Simon Fraser 

Affiliation  NCAA I  NCAA II  NCAA III  NCAA II  NCAA II  NAIA  NCAA II  NCAA II  NCAA II  NCAA II  NCAA II 

Location  San Luis Obispo, CA  St. George, Utah  Home  Monmouth, OR  Home   Azusa, CA  Home  Ellensburg, WA  Burnaby, BC  Home  Home 

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Division I Conference Options UCSD has two conference options with football, the Big Sky Conference which in 2012 will consist of two schools (UC Davis & Poly) from the Big West Conference (and offers athletics scholarships, or the non scholarship Pioneer League where the University of San Diego participates. The Pioneer league has a Division III philosophy and does not offer athletic aid and will not even allow scholarship athletes in other sports compete on the football team. The 10 team Pioneer league is looking to expand to 12 and move to divisional play. Currently the Pioneer league plays four home and four away conference games. The football operational budgets for the Pioneer league run from $500,000 to $1,000,000. The Pioneer League Universities typically include football for enrollment purposes and to increase male diversity. UCSD has little in common with Pioneer League schools.

Big Sky Distances From UCSD     UC Davis  Cal Poly  North Dakota  Southern Utah  Eastern Washington   Idaho State  Montana State  Northern Arizona  University of Montana  Northern Colorado  Portland State  Weber State  Average 

Location  Davis, CA  San Luis Obispo, CA  Grand Forks, ND  Cedar City, UT  Cheney, WA  Pocatello, ID  Bozeman, MT  Flagstaff, AZ  Missoula, MT  Greeley, CO  Portland, OR  Ogden, UT 

Distance  504  314  1,988  498  1,293  908  1,155  498  1,271  1,125  1,072  778  950 

Enrollment  24,125  18,516  13,000  6,200  8,222  7,011  8,910  15,199  10,445  8,830  21,000  9,483  12,578 

Pioneer League Distances From UCSD     Butler  Campbell  Davidson  Dayton  Drake  Jacksonville  Marist  Morehead State  San Diego  Valparaiso 

Location  Indianapolis, IN  Bouis Creek, NC  Davidson, NC  Dayton, OH  Des Moines, Iowa  Jacksonville, FL  Poughkeepsie, NY  Morehead, KY  San Diego, CA  Valparaiso, IN 

Pioneer Average from UCSD (not including San Diego) 

Distance  2,114  2,557  2,409  2,227  1,740  2,353  2,871  2,259  10  2,113  2,294 

Enrollment  3,558  3,106  1,661  7,115  3,286  2,124  4,000  5,599  4,904  2715  3,868 

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D.

EXPENSES:

1.

Scholarships

Division II - Division II maximum equivalencies (for definition of equivalencies see Appendix K) are 36. If UCSD gave the maximum allowable scholarships (80% of scholarships to California student-athletes and 20% to out-of-state students) it would cost UCSD $1,177,027 in year one. It is recommended that UCSD attempt to balance out its class sizes by awarding half the NCAA maximum (18 - $588,514) in year one, 66.7% of NCAA maximum (24 - $808,224) in year two, 83.3% of NCAA maximum (30 - $1,040,592) in year three, and maximum (36 $1,286,186) in year four. By year four (2016-17) athletic aid to football would be $1,286,186. Division I FCS - Division I FCS maximum equivalencies are 63. If UCSD gave the maximum allowable scholarships (80% of scholarships to California student-athletes and 20% to out-ofstate students) it would cost UCSD $2,250,826 in year one. Again, it is recommended that UCSD attempt to balance out its class sizes by awarding the NCAA maximum allowable in one year (30 - $1,013,551) in year one, 66.7% of NCAA maximum (42 - $1,414,392) in year two, 83.3% of NCAA maximum (52 - $1,803,693) in year three, and maximum (63 - $2,250,826) in year four. UCSD could also opt not to award athletics aid and follow the Pioneer Conference model, which the University of San Diego is a member.

DI FCS & DII Football Scholarship Recommendations     Division II Max  Division II Recommended  Division I FCS Max  Division I FCS Recommended 

Scholarships  2013‐14  2014‐15  2015‐16  36  $1,177,027 $1,212,336 $1,248,710  18/24/30/36 $588,514  $808,224  $1,040,592  63  $2,059,798 $2,121,588 $2,185,243  30/42/52/63 $1,013,551 $1,414,392 $1,803,693 

2016‐17  $1,286,186 $1,286,186 $2,250,826 $2,250,826

Based on balancing out the classes awarding 18 in year 1, 24 in year 2, 30 in year 3, and 36 in year 4 

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2.

Operations

There would not be a big difference between football operational budgets if UCSD went Division II or Division I football. Based on Division II averages and the desire to be competitive, the recommended Division II football operations budget is $485,700 plus an additional administrative football budget of $264,000 - for a total of $749,700. Based on Division I averages and the desire to be competitive, the recommended Division I football operations budget is $447,650 ($38,050 less) and an additional administrative football budget of $309,000 for a total of $756,650. The combined football/administrative operations budget for Division I is only $6,950 more than Division II. The reason there is not a big difference is because the travel budget for Division II is $380,000 vs. $240,000 in Division I because UCSD would likely have to fly to 4-5 universities each year vs. flying to only 1-2 in Division I. Division II – As stated above because there are very few Division II schools in close proximity to UCSD travel will be a major expense.

DII Football Recurring Operations    

2011‐12 

Increase 

2012‐13 

Increase 

2013‐14 

Travel 

  

  

  

$380,000 

$380,000 

Equipment 

  

$190,000 

$190,000 

‐$140,000 

$50,000 

Phone 

$3,000 

$7,000 

$10,000 

$500 

$10,500 

Recruiting 

$20,000 

$10,000 

$30,000 

$1,500 

$31,500 

Office Supplies 

$4,000 

‐$2,000 

$2,000 

$100 

$2,100 

Postage 

$4,000 

$0 

$4,000 

‐$1,000 

$3,000 

Printing 

$2,000 

$1,000 

$3,000 

$100 

$3,100 

Miscellaneous 

$5,000 

$250 

$5,250 

$250 

$5,500 

Total Football Ops 

$38,000 

$206,250 

$244,250 

$241,450 

$485,700 

DII Football Recurring Operations    

Increase 

2014‐15 

Increase 

2015‐16 

Increase 

2016‐17 

Travel 

$19,000 

$399,000 

$20,000 

$419,000 

$21,000 

$440,000 

Equipment 

$5,000 

$100,000 

$5,000 

$105,000 

$5,000 

$110,000 

Phone 

$500 

$11,000 

$500 

$11,500 

$500 

$12,000 

$1,500 

$33,000 

$1,500 

$34,500 

$1,500 

$36,000 

Office Supplies 

$100 

$2,200 

$100 

$2,300 

$100 

$2,400 

Postage 

$100 

$3,100 

$100 

$3,200 

$100 

$3,300 

Printing 

$100 

$3,200 

$100 

$3,300 

$100 

$3,400 

Miscellaneous 

$250 

$5,750 

$250 

$6,000 

$250 

$6,250 

$26,550 

$557,250 

$27,550 

$584,800 

$28,550 

$613,350 

Recruiting 

Total Football Ops 

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DII Football Administration Recurring  Operations/Additional to Current DII Budget    

2011‐12 

Increase 

2012‐13 

Increase 

2013‐14 

Sports Information 

  

$5,000 

$5,000 

$25,000 

$25,000 

Trainer Supplies 

  

$55,000 

$55,000 

‐$5,000 

$50,000 

Sec Health Insurance 

  

  

  

$55,000 

$55,000 

Other Trainer (Physicals, Docs,  etc.) 

  

  

  

$27,000 

$27,000 

Promotions/Tickets 

  

$30,000 

$30,000 

‐$10,000 

$20,000 

Spirit Group 

  

$10,000 

$10,000 

$15,000 

$25,000 

Strength & Conditioning 

  

$20,000 

$20,000 

‐$10,000 

$10,000 

Administration 

  

$10,000 

$10,000 

$20,000 

$30,000 

Home Game Ops 

  

  

  

$22,000 

$22,000 

Total Admin. Ops 

  

$130,000  $130,000  $139,000  $264,000 

DII Football Administration Recurring  Operations/Additional to Current DII Budget    

Increase 

2014‐15 

Increase 

2015‐16 

Increase 

2016‐17 

$500 

$25,500 

$500 

$26,000 

$500 

$26,500 

Trainer Supplies 

$2,500 

$52,500 

$2,500 

$55,000 

$2,500 

$57,500 

Sec Health Insurance 

$2,500 

$52,500 

$2,500 

$55,000 

$2,500 

$57,500 

Other Trainer (Physicals, Docs,  etc.) 

$1,000 

$28,000 

$1,000 

$29,000 

$1,000 

$30,000 

Promotions/Tickets 

$1,000 

$21,000 

$1,000 

$22,000 

$1,000 

$23,000 

Spirit Group 

$1,000 

$26,000 

$1,000 

$27,000 

$1,000 

$28,000 

$500 

$10,500 

$500 

$11,000 

$500 

$11,500 

Administration 

$1,000 

$31,000 

$1,000 

$32,000 

$1,000 

$33,000 

Home Game Ops 

$1,000 

$23,000 

$1,000 

$24,000 

$1,000 

$25,000 

Total Admin. Ops 

$11,000 

$270,000 

$11,000 

$281,000 

$11,000 

$292,000 

Sports Information 

Strength & Conditioning 

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Division I – There are not major differences between operating budgets in Division I and Division II. UCSD would save money in Division I with travel because there is more competition within close proximity than in Division II.  

DI Football Recurring Operations    

2011‐12 

Increase 

2012‐13 

Increase 

2013‐14 

Travel 

  

  

  

$240,000 

$240,000 

Equipment 

  

$210,000 

$210,000 

‐$105,000 

$95,000 

Phone 

$5,000 

$10,000 

$15,000 

$750 

$15,750 

Recruiting 

$40,000 

$20,000 

$60,000 

$3,000 

$63,000 

Office Supplies 

$4,000 

‐$2,000 

$2,000 

$100 

$2,100 

Postage 

$4,000 

$0 

$4,000 

‐$1,000 

$3,000 

Printing 

$5,000 

$2,000 

$7,500 

$300 

$7,800 

Miscellaneous 

$10,000 

$500 

$20,000 

$1,000 

$21,000 

Total Football Ops 

$68,000 

$240,500 

$318,500 

$139,150 

$447,650 

DI Football Recurring Operations    

Increase 

2014‐15 

Increase 

2015‐16 

Increase 

2016‐17 

Travel 

$12,000 

$252,000 

$12,500 

$264,500 

$13,000 

$277,500 

Equipment 

$5,000 

$100,000 

$5,000 

$105,000 

$5,000 

$110,000 

$750 

$16,500 

$750 

$17,250 

$750 

$18,000 

$3,000 

$66,000 

$3,000 

$69,000 

$3,000 

$72,000 

Office Supplies 

$100 

$2,200 

$100 

$2,300 

$100 

$2,400 

Postage 

$100 

$3,100 

$100 

$3,200 

$100 

$3,300 

Printing 

$400 

$8,200 

$400 

$8,600 

$400 

$9,000 

Miscellaneous 

$1,000 

$22,000 

$1,000 

$23,000 

$1,000 

$24,000 

Total Football Ops 

$22,350 

$470,000 

$22,850 

$492,850 

$23,350 

$516,200 

Phone  Recruiting 

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DI Football Administration Recurring  Operations/Additional to Current DI Budget    

2011‐12 

Increase 

2012‐13 

Increase 

2013‐14 

Sports Information 

  

$10,000 

$10,000 

$50,000 

$60,000 

Trainer Supplies 

  

$55,000 

$55,000 

‐$5,000 

$50,000 

Sec Health Insurance 

  

  

  

$55,000 

$55,000 

Other Trainer (Physicals, Docs,  etc.) 

  

  

  

$27,000 

$27,000 

Promotions/Tickets 

  

$50,000 

$50,000 

‐$20,000 

$30,000 

Spirit Group 

  

$10,000 

$10,000 

$15,000 

$25,000 

Strength & Conditioning 

  

$25,000 

$25,000 

‐$15,000 

$10,000 

Administration 

  

$10,000 

$10,000 

$20,000 

$30,000 

Home Game Ops 

  

  

  

$22,000 

$22,000 

Total Admin. Ops 

  

$160,000  $160,000  $149,000  $309,000 

DI Football Administration Recurring  Operations/Additional to Current DI Budget    

Increase 

2014‐15 

Increase 

2015‐16 

Increase 

2016‐17 

Sports Information 

$1,000 

$61,000 

$1,000 

$62,000 

$1,000 

$63,000 

Trainer Supplies 

$2,500 

$52,500 

$2,500 

$55,000 

$2,500 

$57,500 

Sec Health Insurance 

$2,500 

$52,500 

$2,500 

$55,000 

$2,500 

$57,500 

Other Trainer (Physicals, Docs,  etc.) 

$1,000 

$28,000 

$1,000 

$29,000 

$1,000 

$30,000 

Promotions/Tickets 

$1,000 

$31,000 

$1,000 

$32,000 

$1,000 

$33,000 

Spirit Group 

$1,000 

$26,000 

$1,000 

$27,000 

$1,000 

$28,000 

$500 

$10,500 

$500 

$11,000 

$500 

$11,500 

Administration 

$1,000 

$31,000 

$1,000 

$32,000 

$1,000 

$33,000 

Home Game Ops 

$1,000 

$23,000 

$1,000 

$24,000 

$1,000 

$25,000 

Total Admin. Ops 

$11,500 

$315,500 

$11,500 

$327,000 

$11,500 

$338,500 

Strength & Conditioning 

     

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3.

Personnel

To start football in Fall 2013 UCSD would need to begin searching for a head coach towards the end of the 2011 season, with a contract start date 2012. An Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator should be hired by the Head Coach as soon as possible after the head coach is hired. These coaches will need to immediately begin recruiting, scheduling and assisting with fundraising. When all coaches are in place during the 2013-14 academic year, based on Division I and II averages and the desire to be competitive, it would cost UCSD $440,000 in Coaching Salaries and $640,500 in new administrative positions for a total of $1,080,500 in Division II. When all coaches are in place during the 2013-14 academic-year it would cost UCSD $712,000 in Coaching Salaries and $640,500 in new administrative positions for a total of $1,352,500 in Division I.  

Division II NEW Coaches Needed    

  

2011‐12 

Position 

FT/PT 

Salary 

Benefits 

Total 

Salary 

Benefits 

Total 

Projected  Hire Date 

Head Coach 

FT 

$45,000 

$25,000 

$70,000 

$90,000 

$35,000 

$125,000 

1/1/2012 

Offensive Coordinator 

FT 

$20,000 

$10,000 

$30,000 

$50,000 

$25,000 

$75,000 

3/1/2012 

Defensive Coordinator 

FT 

$20,000 

$10,000 

$30,000 

$50,000 

$25,000 

$75,000 

3/1/2012 

Assistant 

FT 

  

  

  

$35,000 

$20,000 

$55,000 

7/1/2012 

Assistant 

FT 

  

  

  

$35,000 

$20,000 

$55,000 

7/1/2012 

Assistant 

PT 

  

  

  

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

7/1/2012 

Assistant 

PT 

  

  

  

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

7/1/2013 

  

Total  

  

  

  

Position 

FT/PT 

Salary 

Benefits 

Total 

Salary 

Benefits 

Total 

Head Coach 

FT 

$90,000 

$38,000 

$128,000 

$90,000 

$41,000 

$131,000 

Offensive Coordinator 

FT 

$50,000 

$27,000 

$77,000 

$50,000 

$29,000 

$79,000 

Defensive Coordinator 

FT 

$50,000 

$27,000 

$77,000 

$50,000 

$29,000 

$79,000 

Assistant 

FT 

$35,000 

$22,000 

$57,000 

$35,000 

$23,000 

$58,000 

Assistant 

FT 

$35,000 

$22,000 

$57,000 

$35,000 

$23,000 

$58,000 

Assistant 

PT 

$21,000 

$1,000 

$22,000 

$20,000 

$1,000 

$23,000 

Assistant 

PT 

$21,999 

$1,000 

$22,000 

$23,000 

$1,000 

$24,000 

Total  

  

$85,000 

2012‐13 

$45,000  $130,000  $300,000  $125,000  $425,000    

2013‐14 

2014‐15 

$302,999  $138,000  $440,000  $303,000  $147,000  $452,000 

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Division I  New Football Coaches    

  

2011‐12 

2012‐13 

  

Position 

FT/PT 

Salary 

Benefits 

Total 

Salary 

Benefits 

Total 

Projected  Hire Date 

Head Coach 

FT 

$45,000 

$25,000 

$70,000 

$140,000 

$40,000 

$180,000 

1/1/2012 

Offensive Coordinator 

FT 

$30,000 

$20,000 

$50,000 

$75,000 

$30,000 

$105,000 

3/1/2012 

Defensive Coordinator 

FT 

$30,000 

$20,000 

$50,000 

$75,000 

$30,000 

$105,000 

3/1/2012 

Assistant 

FT 

$20,000 

$18,000 

$38,000 

$50,000 

$22,000 

$72,000 

3/1/2012 

Assistant 

FT 

  

  

  

$40,000 

$20,000 

$60,000 

7/1/2012 

Assistant 

FT 

  

  

  

$40,000 

$20,000 

$60,000 

7/1/2012 

Assistant 

FT 

  

  

  

$30,000 

  

$30,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant 

FT 

  

  

  

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant 

FT 

  

  

  

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant 

PT 

  

  

  

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant 

PT 

  

  

  

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

7/1/2013 

$125,000 

$83,000 

$208,000 

$540,000 

$162,000 

$702,000 

Additional Coaches 

  

  

  

Position 

FT/PT 

Salary 

Benefits 

Total 

Salary 

Benefits 

Total 

Head Coach 

FT 

$140,000 

$42,000 

$182,000 

$140,000 

$44,000 

$184,000 

Offensive Coordinator 

FT 

$75,000 

$33,000 

$108,000 

$75,000 

$34,000 

$109,000 

Defensive Coordinator 

FT 

$75,000 

$33,000 

$108,000 

$75,000 

$34,000 

$109,000 

Assistant 

FT 

$50,000 

$24,000 

$74,000 

$50,000 

$25,000 

$75,000 

Assistant 

FT 

$40,000 

$20,000 

$60,000 

$40,000 

$21,000 

$61,000 

Assistant 

FT 

$40,000 

$20,000 

$60,000 

$40,000 

$21,000 

$61,000 

Assistant 

FT 

$30,000 

  

$30,000 

$30,000 

  

$30,000 

Assistant 

FT 

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

Assistant 

FT 

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

Assistant 

PT 

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

Assistant 

PT 

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

$540,000 

$172,000 

$712,000 

$540,000 

$179,000 

$719,000 

Additional Coaches 

  

2013‐14 

  

2014‐15 

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Additional Administrative Positions Needed for Football  (Same for DI and DII)  FT/PT 

11‐12  Salary 

11‐12  Benefits 

11‐12  Total 

12‐13  Salary 

12‐13  Benefits 

12‐13  Total 

Projected  Hire Date 

Academic Support Assistant 

FT 

  

  

  

$35,000 

$18,000 

$53,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant Compliance Director 

FT 

  

  

  

$40,000 

$19,000 

$59,000 

7/1/2013 

Development Office 

PT 

  

  

  

$25,000 

$25,000 

7/1/2013 

Ticket Manager 

FT 

$45,000 

$20,000 

$65,000 

$45,000 

$21,500 

$66,500 

7/1/2012 

Marketing/Promotions Intern 

PT 

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

7/1/2012 

Corporate Sales 

PT 

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

$25,000 

  

$25,000 

7/1/2012 

Assistant Sports Information  

FT 

  

  

  

$40,000 

$19,000 

$59,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant Athletic Trainer 

FT 

  

  

  

$40,000 

$19,000 

$59,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant Athletic Trainer 

FT 

  

  

  

$40,000 

$19,000 

$59,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant Athletic Trainer 

PT 

  

  

  

$20,000 

  

$20,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant Strength & Conditioning 

FT 

  

  

  

$35,000 

$18,000 

$53,000 

7/1/2013 

Assistant Equipment Manager 

FT 

  

  

  

$35,000 

$18,000 

$53,000 

7/1/2013 

Financial Aid Liaison 

0.5 

  

  

  

$20,000 

$8,000 

$28,000 

7/1/2013 

Admissions Liaison 

0.5 

  

  

  

$20,000 

$8,000 

$28,000 

7/1/2013 

Position 

Registrar Liaison  Additional Administrators 

0.5    

  

  

  

$20,000 

$8,000 

$28,000 

$95,000 

$20,000 

$115,000 

$465,000 

$175,500 

$640,500 

7/1/2013    

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4.

Division I and II Football Expense Summary

UCSD would need to decide on football and begin funding the sport almost immediately at both Division I or Division II. The least expensive way to add football would be at the Division I non scholarship level. During the first year of competition (2013-14) UCSD would need to budget $1,830,200 for DI non scholarship football, $2,418,714 for Division II football and $3,122,701 for Division I football. By the time the program is fully funded with scholarship in year four (2016-17) UCSD would need to budget $2,094,350 for non scholarship football, $3,380,536 for Division II and $4,562,526 in Division I scholarship football. Division II and I (scholarship) would be more than half of the current UCSD budget.

DI & DII Expense Summary     Division II     Athletic Aid  Football Recurring Operations  Administration Recurring Operations  Coaches' Salaries/Benefits  Administration Salaries/Benefits  Total Division II Budget 

2011‐12 

2012‐13 

2013‐14 

2014‐15 

  

  

$588,514 

$808,224 

2015‐16 

2016‐17 

$38,000 

$244,250 

$485,700 

$557,250 

$584,800 

$613,350 

  

$130,000 

$264,000 

$270,000 

$281,000 

$292,000 

$130,000 

$425,000 

$440,000 

$452,000 

$370,000 

$490,000 

  

$115,000 

$640,500 

$659,000 

$679,000 

$699,000 

$168,000 

$914,250 

$2,418,714 

$2,746474 

$1,040,592  $1,286,186 

$2,955,392  $3,380,536 

  

Division I (Scholarships)     Athletic Aid  Football Recurring Operations  Administration Recurring Operations  Coaches' Salaries/Benefits  Administration Salaries/Benefits  Total Division II Budget 

2011‐12 

2012‐13 

2013‐14 

2014‐15 

2015‐16 

2016‐17 

  

  

$68,000 

$318,500 

$447,650 

$470,000 

$492,850 

$516,200 

$1,013,551  $1,414,392  $1,803,693  $2,250,826 

  

$160,000 

$309,000 

$315,500 

$327,000 

$338,500 

$208,000 

$702,000 

$712,000 

$719,000 

$738,000 

$758,000 

  

$115,000 

$640,500 

$659,000 

$679,000 

$699,000 

$4,04,543 

$4,562,526 

$276,000  $1,295,500  $3,122,701  $3,577,892 

Division I (Non Scholarship)     Athletic Aid  Football Recurring Operations  Administration Recurring Operations  Coaches' Salaries/Benefits  Administration Salaries/Benefits  Total Division II Budget 

2011‐12 

2012‐13 

2013‐14 

2014‐15 

2015‐16 

2016‐17 

  

  

  

  

  

  

$38,000 

$244,250 

$485,700 

$557,250 

$584,800 

$613,350 

  

$130,000 

$264,000 

$270,000 

$281,000 

$292,000 

$130,000 

$425,000 

$440,000 

$452,000 

$370,000 

$490,000 

  

$115,000 

$640,500 

$659,000 

$679,000 

$699,000 

$168,000 

$914,250 

$1,830,200  $1,938,250  $1,914,800  $2,094,350 

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5.

One time Facility/Supplies/Equipment Expenses

There is a large difference in how much start up fees would be for football. The only difference between start up costs for Division II and Division I is how much would be spent on the football stadium. All building projects need to consider the master plan of UCSD. Based on other universities who have built new football facilities recently, the following is a breakdown of an approximate amount that it would cost UCSD to build needed football facilities: Football Stadium – A minimum of $7,000,000 would be needed to build a 5,000 seating/concessions/restrooms/scoreboard/etc for Division II or non scholarship football. This would be by retrofitting the stadium into the current track & field stadium, but note a structure like this would not be elaborate. It is recommended that UCSD spend a minimum of $20,000,000 on a football stadium to be competitive in DI Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). This stadium would consist of 10,000 seats and cost approximately $2,000 per seat based on average current football stadium construction costs. Football Building - Currently UCSD has no structure to house football. The current Track building could be refurbished or a new building for lockers, training rooms, laundry/equipment room, weight rooms, and offices could be built. It would cost approximately $300 a square foot for the facility and the facility should be a minimum of 20,000 square feet. Practice Fields - UCSD would need to find space (preferably in close proximity to the football building for two practice fields). It is recommended that one of the fields be made of Sport Turf, so it can be used as a multipurpose field. This multipurpose field could be used for intramurals and other activities. Projected cost of a grass field and Sport Turf field are $1,500,000.

Projected First Year Expenses  Facilities  Football Stadium  Football Building  Practice Fields  Total Facilities     Supplies/Equipment  Video Equipment  Training Room Supplies/Equipment  Coaches' Computers   Total Supplies/Equipment     Total One Time Start Up for Facilities & Equipment 

DII/Non  Scholarship DI  $7,000,000  $6,000,000  $1,500,000  $14,500,000     DII  $225,000  $60,000  $10,000  $295,000     $20,795,000 

DI  Scholarship  $20,000,000  $6,000,000  $1,500,000  $27,500,000     DI  $225,000  $60,000  $10,000  $295,000     $33,795,000 

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6.

Additional Revenue with Football

There is no question that fundraising would increase with the addition of football, but UCSD must be cognizant that the excitement may wear off if the team is not winning. With the addition of football it is estimated that UCSD would earn an additional $275,000 ($150,000 in fundraising/sponsorships, and $75,000 in ticket sales) in outside revenue in Division II, and an estimated $625,000 ($250,000 in fundraising/sponsorships, $125,000 in ticket sales and $250,000 in guarantees) in Division I. There is no measure on what football would do for fundraising for the overall University.

E.

IMPACT ON OTHER SPORTS//TITLE IX/GENDER EQUITY:

UCSD must also be cognizant of Title IX/Gender Equity implications. UCSD is currently in compliance with Title IX/Gender Equity standards but the addition of football could change that status. UCSD would probably have to add two additional women’s sports to satisfy standards. Women’s golf would be a natural, but has a very small roster size. A larger women’s team sport would be best, but there is not enough competition near UCSD to justify women’s lacrosse, field hockey, or ice hockey. A reduction in men’s sports is also an option in complying with Title IX if football is added.

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F.

CONCLUSIONS: ™ Conference Options are limited and those options are not in proximity to UCSD, do not fit the academic profile, and would not help create school spirit with rivalries ™ Expenses would be much higher than normal Division I or II universities because of the lack of football playing schools in close proximity and the amount of travel that would be needed ™ The least expensive way to add football is to go Division I non scholarship which would cost UCSD over $2 million beginning the fourth year of play. The Division I non scholarship Pioneer League has an average of 3,868 students and does not fit the educational profile of UCSD. Besides the University of San Diego the conference averages 2,294 miles from UCSD. ™ Staying Division II and adding football would increase the current budget by over half, with a cost of nearly $3.3 million in year four. Evaluating Humboldt State’s schedule notes the difficulty of scheduling. Because of a lack of competition UCSD may have to play schools more than once in a season and venture out of Division II. ™ Fundraising/Corporate Sponsorships would increase with the addition of football, but UCSD must be cognizant that the excitement may wear off if the team is not winning. ™ It will cost UCSD between $20-$34 million in construction of new facilities for football including a football stadium, football building, and practice fields. ™ UCSD must be cognizant of Title IX/Gender Equity implications. UCSD is currently in compliance with Title IX/Gender Equity standards but the addition of football could change that status. ™ Adding additional women’s sports, besides women’s golf, would be difficult because of the lack of team sports competition in proximity to UCSD.  Another alternative is to drop men’s sports.  

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VI. TITLE IX/GENDER EQUITY

A.

INTRODUCTION:

This section addresses each of the components of the Title IX Regulation and Policy Interpretation. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is federal legislation that bans sex discrimination, whether it is in academics or athletics, in schools receiving federal aid. UCSD receives such aid and is required to comply with this law. Most people who know about Title IX think it applies only to sports, but athletics is only one of 10 key areas addressed by the law. These areas are: Access to Higher Education, Career Education, Education for Pregnant and Parenting Students, Employment, Learning Environment, Math and Science, Sexual Harassment, Standardized Testing and Technology. UCSD’s intercollegiate athletics program is specifically covered in this report, although athletics is just a portion of Title IX.

B.

SUMMARY OF UCSD TITLE IX/GENDER EQUITY:

Because all student athletes who receive athletic aid at UCSD receive $500 it is in exact proportionality and UCSD meets the first test of compliance of Title IX, which is athletic financial assistance. With a move to Division I in 2011-12 it is recommended that UCSD offer $1,540,920 (50 equivalencies) in its 11 men’s sports and $2,018,605 (65.5 equivalencies) in its 11 women’s sports. The women would have 56.7% of the athletic aid offered while the men would have 43.3%. UCSD has 52.1% female undergraduate enrollment and a 51.8% participation rate of women student-athletes (meeting proportionality). If UCSD were to move to Division I these numbers would not change substantially and UCSD would meet the “proportionality” prong and UCSD would remain in Title IX compliance. If UCSD was to add approximately 100 male students by adding an intercollegiate football team UCSD would have its women’s student-athletes only make up 43% of its total number of student-athletes and would not meet the “proportionality” prong without adding more female student-athletes or by dropping male student-athletes. UCSD does not meet the second prong of the test, “a history and continuing practice of program expansion,” UCSD’s Principles of Community go hand in hand with gender equity and Title IX when it states: “UCSD reject acts of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs, and, we will confront and appropriately respond to such acts.

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C.

MEETING/EXCEEDING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND OTHER PROGRAM AREAS:

1.

Athletic Financial Assistance

The 1979 Policy Interpretation clarifies the obligations that recipients of Federal aid have under Title IX to provide equal opportunities in athletics programs. In the area of athletic financial assistance, the Policy Interpretation states that to be compliant with this provision, you must “determine whether proportionally equal amounts of financial assistance (scholarship aid) are available to men’s and women’s athletic programs.” To measure the compliance with this standard, divide the amounts of aid available for the members of each sex by the numbers of male or female participants in the athletic program and compare the results. UCSD meets the requirements of this first test of compliance of Title IX. The total amounts of athletics aid are proportionate to the ratio of male and female athletes because all student athletes who receive athletic aid receive $500. UCSD currently offers $122,000 (5.45 equivalencies) in athletic aid for its 11 men’s programs and $138,000 (6.26 equivalencies) in athletic aid for its 11 women’s programs. While female student-athletes make up 51.8% of the participants, they receive 53.1% of the athletic aid. With a move to NCAA I, the NCAA has a specific minimum amount of athletics aid that must be awarded annually. One of the requirements is that a minimum of 50% of the maximum allowable grants in 14 sports, at least seven of which must be women’s sports, must be awarded. See Section III – Division I Membership Requirements – of this study for further details. With a move to Division I in 2012-13 it is recommended that UCSD offer $1,540,920 (50 equivalencies) in its 11 men’s sports and $2,018,605 (65.5 equivalencies) in its 11 women’s sports. The women would have 56.7% of the athletic aid offered while the men would have 43.3%. If UCSD decided to give the minimum number of NCAA/Big West Scholarships they would award $1,130,419 (36.68 equivalencies) in its 11 men’s sports and $1,768,976 (57.4 equivalencies) to its 11 women’s sports. The women would have 61% of the athletic aid offered while the men would have 39%. 2.

Accommodation of Athletic Interests and Abilities

To meet the second test of Title IX compliance, accommodation of athletic interests and abilities, there are three factors that are considered. In 1979, the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare issued a policy interpretation for Title IX, including what has become known as the "three-prong test" of an institution's compliance.

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a. Prong one - Providing athletic participation opportunities that are substantially proportionate to the student enrollment, OR b. Prong two - Demonstrate a continual expansion of athletic opportunities for the underrepresented sex, OR c. Prong three - Full and effective accommodation of the interest and ability of underrepresented sex. A recipient of federal funds can demonstrate compliance with Title IX by meeting any one of the three prongs. a. To meet “proportionality,” the level of participation opportunities for male and female students are provided in numbers substantially proportionate to their respective enrollments at the institution. UCSD has 52.1% female undergraduate enrollment and a 51.8% participation rate of women student-athletes. The 0.3% difference would mean that UCSD does meet prong one (proportionality). If UCSD were to move to NCAA I these numbers would not change substantially and UCSD would meet the “proportionality” prong. If UCSD was to add approximately 100 male students by adding an intercollegiate football team UCSD would have its women’s student-athletes only make up 43% of its total number of student-athletes and would not meet the “proportionality” prong without adding more female student-athletes. 2009-10 UCSD Students    Female  Male 

Undergraduate Students  11,732 52.1% 10,786 47.9%

Student‐Athletes  268 51.8% 249 48.2%

b. UCSD does not meet the second prong of the test, “a history and continuing practice of program expansion.” c. Demonstrating that the interests and abilities of the members of the underrepresented sex have been fully accommodated – “where the members of one sex are underrepresented among intercollegiate athletes and the institution cannot show a continuing practice of program expansion, whether it can be demonstrated that the interests and abilities of the members of that sex have been fully and effectively accommodated by the present program.” According to the Dear Colleague Letter from Delegated the Authority of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights dated March 18, 2005, an institution will be found in compliance with part three unless there exists a sport(s) for the underrepresented sex for which all three of the following conditions are met: (1) unmet interest sufficient to sustain a varsity team in the sport(s); (2) sufficient ability to sustain an intercollegiate team in the sport(s) and (3) reasonable expectation of intercollegiate competition for a team in the sport(s) within the school’s normal competitive region.” _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    51 

 

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To determine if there is unmet interest sufficient to sustain a varsity team in a sport several indicators are looked at: 1 ™ Requests by students and admitted students that a particular sport be added – no requests have been made ™ Requests that an existing club sport be elevated to intercollegiate team status – no requests have been made ™ Participation in particular club or intramural sports – currently there are clubs for the following NCAA – sanctioned sports sponsored at UCSD: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s water polo, men’s and women’s volleyball. Club sports that are not sanctioned sports sponsored at UCSD include: archery, ice hockey, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Intramural Sports that are offered are already intercollegiate sports (e.g., basketball, tennis, softball and volleyball) with the exception of coed bowling. ™ Interviews with students, admitted students, coaches, administrators and others regarding interest in particular sports – football was the sport with the most interest. ™ Results of questionnaires of students and admitted students regarding interests in particular sports. UCSD has not conducted a questionnaire to this effect. ™ Participation in particular interscholastic sports by admitted students – prior participation in particular sports by currently admitted students is not known. The only sports not offered at the high school level in California that are not already offered as an intercollegiate sport at UCSD are football and women’s golf. UCSD could satisfy the third prong, “effectively accommodating the interests and abilities of the underrepresented sex” by conducting a student survey to show that the current program is accommodating the members of that sex. 3.

Other Program Areas

The requirement of this area is that all other benefits, opportunities and treatments afforded sports participants are to be equivalent, but not necessarily identical. If these eleven components are found to be equivalent, the institution is in compliance. The third test of Title IX compliance is in the 11 “other program areas.” Those areas are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Equipment and Supplies Scheduling of Games and Practice Time Travel and Per Diem Allowances Opportunity to Receive Academic Tutoring Opportunity to Receive Coaching, Assignment & Compensation Locker Rooms, Practice & Competitive Facilities Medical & Training Facilities and Services

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8. Housing and Dining Facilities and Services 9. Publicity 10. Recruitment of Student-Athletes 11. Support Services In UCSD’s case all 11 were equivalent, if not identical. C.

CONCLUSIONS: ™ UCSD meets the requirements of the first test of compliance of Title IX, which is athletic financial assistance. The total amounts of athletics aid must be substantially proportionate to the ratio of male and female athletes. Because all student athletes who receive athletic aid receive $500 it is in exact proportionality. ™ With a move to Division I in 2011-12 it is recommended that UCSD offer $1,540,920 (50 equivalencies) in its 11 men’s sports and $2,018,605 (65.5 equivalencies) in its 11 women’s sports. The women would have 56.7% of the athletic aid offered while the men would have 43.3%. ™ UCSD has 52.1% female undergraduate enrollment and a 51.8% participation rate of women student-athletes. The 0.3% difference would mean that UCSD does meet prong one (proportionality). If UCSD were to move to NCAA I these numbers would not change substantially and UCSD would meet the “proportionality” prong. ™ If UCSD was to add approximately 100 male students by adding an intercollegiate football team UCSD would have its women’s student-athletes only make up 43% of its total number of student-athletes and would not meet the “proportionality” prong without adding more female student-athletes. This also could be accomplished by dropping an equivalent number of male student-athletes. ™ UCSD does not meet the second prong of the test, “a history and continuing practice of program expansion,” ™ UCSD’s Principles of Community (see Appendix C) go hand in hand with

gender equity and Title IX when it states: “UCSD reject acts of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs, and, we will confront and appropriately respond to such acts.   ™ UCSD would remain in Title IX compliance if there was a transition to Division I.

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VII. FISCAL ANALYSIS

A.

INTRODUCTION:

This section provides UCSD’s current fiscal position as compared to Division I intercollegiate athletics programs and in particular the Big West Conference. This section looks at comparisons for both total revenues and total expenses, and breaks down each category into sources. Information was researched through conferences and EADA reports for 2008-09. Current financial information for UCSD athletics was provided by the UCSD athletics department and projections for UCSD budgets in Division I were based on financial averages that would help make UCSD competitive in the Big West Conference.

B.

OBSERVATIONS:

UCSD’s athletics department’s total revenue for 2010-11 is projected to be $7,447,000. If UCSD were to reclassify to Division I, it would no longer be within the top half of the Division in revenues, but near the bottom of Division I. UCSD would need a budget of approximately $11 million in 2012-13 compared to a Division I average of $23,283,272. Comparing the Division I average to UCSD’s projected budget is misleading because the sport of football extraordinarily inflates these budgets (see football chapter). It is best to compare UCSD’s projected budget with other Division I non football ($10,849,331), and the Big West Conference ($12,796,017 including two football schools, $11,521,851 excluding the two football schools). As can be seen, the biggest increase would have to be in athletic aid. During 2009-10 UCSD was one of the top Division II universities in the country, while distributing only $260,000 in athletics aid. To be competitive with mid major Division I universities and in particular the Big West Conference it is recommended that UCSD increase the athletics aid budget by nearly $3.3 million to $3,666,293. With the addition of needed personnel and increased operational needs UCSD’s overall athletics budget would need to be approximately $13 million to be competitive within the Big West Conference.

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C.

SUMMARY OF FISCAL ANALYSIS:

Revenue and expenses are a critical component to UCSD’s success. It is best to compare UCSD’s projected budget with other Division I non football ($10,849,331), or the Big West Conference ($12,796,017). There would need to be a significant increase in athletics aid to be in compliance with Division I/Conference Bylaws and to be competitive at the Division I level. UCSD would need an increase in scholarships of nearly $3.3 million in its first year moving to Division I. UCSD’s overall athletics budget would need to be nearly $13 million to be competitive within the Big West Conference. The average athletics’ dollars raised by Big West Schools is nearly $750,000 while the average corporate sponsorship earnings are $240,000. UCSD should be able to double external funding in its first year of the transition to Division I. UCSD should see ticket sale increases in all revenue generating sports and should generate a minimum of $150,000 in its first year of Division I. UCSD could implement a new student assessment for all new incoming undergraduate students. This assessment would be a one-time fee of $100 for each new undergraduate and could generate nearly $700,000 a year. UCSD would need to pass a referendum to institute an increase in athletics fees. It is recommended that student fees be increased by a minimum 50% to generate $3,066,500 additional funds. These student fees would need to be increased if other revenue streams were not available. It is recommended that UCSD budget $500,000 in institutional support in addition to out-of-state waivers. It is recommended that 80% of athletics aid be awarded to California students. It is also recommended that UCSD offer 115 athletics scholarships.

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D.

COMPARISON OF AVERAGE REVENUES/EXPENSES:

Profitability The majority of Division I athletics programs operate in a deficit. After removal of institutional support, the average deficit per university is over $1,000,000 within Bowl Alliance Universities and nearly $4,000,000 in I-non football. Currently UCSD does not receive any institutional funding support, but manages to operate in the black due to student fees.

Current Revenues UCSD’s total athletics revenue for 2010-11 is projected to be $7,447,000. This ranks well below the Division I average of $24,161,030, the I-non football average of $11,054,672, the Big West Average of $13,158,885, and even the average of the seven Big West Universities without football, $11,728,254. Athletics Student Fees and Registration Student Fees make up 93% of UCSD’s revenue.

2010‐11 USCD Athletics Revenue Breakdown 1% 1%

1%

0%

0%

Student Fees (Athletics) $6,133,000

4%

Student Fees (Registration) $800,000

11%

Other Donor/Sponors/Fundraising  $300,000 Crew Endowment $80,000 Athletic Board $60,000

82%

Ticket Sales $55,000 NCAA Revenue Distribution $14,000 Conference Grants $5,000

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Current Expenses UCSD’s total athletics projected expenses for 2010-11 are $6,805,067. Again, this is well below the Division I average of $23,283,272, the I-non football average of $10,849,331, the Big West Average of $12,796,017, and the non football playing schools in the Big West that averaged $11,521,851.

2010‐11 UCSD Athletics Expenses 5%

22%

Coaches' Salaries/Benefits  $2,178,677 Sports' Operations       $1,565,790

32%

Administrative Salaries/Benefits  $1,244,403

18%

Administrative Operations  $1,516,197

23%

Financial Aid       $300,000

$25,000,000 $20,000,000 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 Expenses

$5,000,000

Revenues

$0

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E.

COMPARISON OF EXPENSES OF UCSD vs. BIG WEST CONFERENCE:

It is best to compare UCSD’s 2010-11budget with other Division I non football ($10,849,331), or the Big West Conference ($12,796,017) including two football schools, $11,521,851 excluding two football schools). Note that Big West budgets were from the 2008-09 EADA reports. Big West Men's Operational Budgets   Institution  

   Baseball   Basketball  

UCSD 

$158,457 

$95,732 

Poly 

$193,504 

$158,120 

Fullerton 

$409,248 

$222,450    

Long Beach 

$235,391 

$264,864 

$64,288    

Northridge 

$164,269 

$289,995 

$58,328 

Davis 

$142,039 

$218,422 

$29,578  $116,921  $30,396    

Irvine 

$290,336 

$219,172 

$48,510 

$78,011  $42,300 

Riverside 

$174,622 

$278,703 

$46,440 

$97,923  $47,905    

Santa Barbara 

$261,059 

$158,215 

$47,764  $129,174  $82,099 

Pacific 

$175,283 

$268,879  $124,277    

Big West Average 

$227,306 

Big West Median 

$193,504 

 Golf  

   Soccer    Tennis  Volleyball  Swimming   Track/cc 

$49,846 

$61,601  $51,277 

$71,559 

$56,807  $103,080  $49,043     $123,905    

  

  

$58,689 

$82,023  $80,659 

$33,068 

$56,349    

  

$60,073    

$58,521    

$59,855    

$47,043 

W.  Polo  

$66,047  $43,629  $23,930  $114,880    

$57,955 

$55,432 

$96,374  $44,370 

$47,765 

$12,324  $52,133 

  

$25,904    

$62,459 

$58,624 

$35,003 

$54,323 

$30,319    

$230,980 

$59,499  $101,267  $47,791 

$56,060 

$41,523 

$57,293  $49,576 

$222,450 

$52,649  $103,080  $45,103 

$57,955 

$40,417 

$58,211  $44,370 

$22,455 

$16,506    

CCAA Average Ex UCSD 

$86,399 

$72,237 

$43,032 

$53,400    

NCAA II Average 

$71,061 

$59,624 

$28,351 

$43,740  $15,440    

  

  

$26,389  $63,953  $43,794 

$39,242    

Big West Women's Operational Budgets  Institution  UCSD 

Basketball 

Golf 

$108,448    

Poly 

$157,696 

Fullerton 

$143,181    

Soccer 

Softball 

Tennis 

$54,571  $100,110  $35,276  $51,181 

$78,515 

$99,221  $44,984 

$118,002  $113,656  $20,899 

Volleyball 

Swimming 

$90,255 

$48,183 

$103,001 

$28,968 

$91,361    

Track/cc 

W. Polo 

$84,841  $71,746  $60,415     $86,275    

Long Beach 

$165,256 

$51,133  $106,679  $117,321  $31,673 

$87,352    

Northridge 

$150,609 

$39,434 

$59,644 

$24,787  $125,360  $44,400 

$53,360 

$90,868  $32,960 

$62,913  $40,165 

Davis 

$169,374 

$45,791 

$61,436  $121,215  $28,057 

$69,004 

$62,133 

$87,610  $35,209 

Irvine  Riverside 

$170,273  $238,500 

$60,216  $53,045 

$47,653     $41,007  $89,994  $93,486  $24,134 

$55,882  $40,941  $93,612    

$15,740  $67,324  $27,321    

Santa Barbara 

$283,940    

$115,825  $121,017  $57,705 

$67,750 

$69,413 

$26,525  $66,257 

Pacific 

$253,827    

$76,410  $121,363  $31,437 

$127,625 

$30,483 

$11,012  $43,997 

Big West Average 

$192,517 

$50,133 

$83,097  $109,768  $34,762 

$83,915 

$42,788 

$55,908  $49,559 

Big West Median 

$35,712 

$60,415  $43,997 

$169,374 

$51,157 

$78,515  $115,489  $31,673 

$87,352 

CCAA Average Ex UCSD 

$59,998 

$25,020 

$49,812 

$63,236  $18,959 

$57,684    

NCAA II Average 

$52,277 

$26,136 

$42,488 

$44,530  $15,485 

$40,829 

$42,171  $30,792  $31,558 

$15,547    

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Below is a chart showing the average Division I non football team’s operating and overall budget in each sport. These numbers were based off the 2008-09 EADA reports. It compares the current UCSD budgets and what the average operating and overall budgets for non football playing NCAA I institutions.

NCAA I Non Football Men's Team Operating & Overall Sports Budgets  Institution

Baseball

Basketball

Track/CC

Golf

Soccer

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

W. Polo

Men's Total

UCSD Ops Operations Avg

$158,457

$95,732

$82,023

$49,846

$61,601

$58,689

$51,277

$71,559

$80,659

$709,843

$164,618

$362,215

$67,065

$47,833

$77,275

$37,900

$34,477

$70,171

$54,581

$916,135

UCSD Total

$359,900

$271,136

$247,483

$104,923

$181,083

$151,462

$141,712

$179,278

$181,355

$1,818,332

Total Average

$683,536

$1,780,560

$357,831

$195,751

$535,048

$268,647

$188,027

$363,552

$233,788

$4,606,740

NCAA I Non Football Women's Team Operating & Overall Sports Budgets  Institution

Basketball

Track/CC

UCSD Ops Operations Avg

$108,448

$84,841

$221,233

$71,792

UCSD Total

$279,463

$229,710

$1,128,563

$408,079

Total Average

Golf

$30,929

$210,585

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

W. Polo

Women's Total

$54,571

$100,110

$48,183

$35,276

$90,255

$71,746

$593,430

$84,394

$94,773

$49,808

$32,673

$82,001

$46,964

$714,567

$176,643

$223,266

$143,456

$112,190

$210,065

$214,535

$1,589,328

$566,968

$483,529

$297,839

$188,027

$516,966

$240,001

$4,040,557

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Big West Men's Overall Sports Budgets Institution

Baseball

Basketball

Track

Golf

Soccer

Swimming

Tennis

Poly

$752,704

$1,179,344

$346,567

$125,715

$430,617

$127,365

$252,875

$1,044,402

$1,171,654

$238,555

Long Beach

$891,224

$1,436,664

$334,428

$251,484

Northridge

$648,666

$1,206,379

$498,937

$185,941

$357,216

$124,567

Davis

$648,088

$730,075

$530,362

$320,886

$515,882

$349,680

$187,313

Irvine

$1,081,321

$1,393,484

$222,918

$211,077

$421,900

$231,751

$295,379

Riverside

$698,887

$1,276,623

$439,784

$153,650

$371,734

Santa Barbara

$504,666

$1,268,460

$291,125

$50,815

$779,024

$1,026,516

$1,674,459

Big West Median

$673,777

$1,272,542

$340,498

$198,509

UCSD

$359,900

$271,136

$247,483

$104,923

Fullerton

Pacific

Volleyball

W. Polo

Men's Total $3,215,187

$458,460

$2,913,071 $317,935

$213,619

$239,587

$389,109

$3,445,354 $3,261,293

$228,510

$3,510,796

$190,332

$4,437,271

$187,820

$3,128,498

$220,861

$165,162

$310,144

$205,502

$3,795,759

$358,607

$285,843

$443,778

$270,682

$4,577,309

$396,817

$226,306

$187,567

$314,040

$209,561

$3,445,354

$181,083

$151,462

$141,712

$179,278

$181,355

$1,818,332

W. Polo

Total

$517,424

Big West Women's Overall Sports Budgets Institution

Basketball

Track

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

Poly

$827,863

$456,576

$642,220

$501,056

$546,268

$170,938

$523,662

$523,662

$4,192,245

Fullerton

$878,802

$317,790

$503,098

$534,001

$164,353

$509,156

$2,907,200

Long Beach

$980,074

$350,047

$227,181

$451,886

$494,398

$517,706

$689,499

$227,463

$3,938,254

Northridge

$683,168

$549,194

$195,053

$343,194

$457,903

$184,360

$243,347

$510,164

$185,600

$3,351,983

Davis

$771,182

$629,970

$230,689

$508,556

$547,288

$481,650

$250,552

$488,311

$299,689

$4,207,887

$224,526

$315,391

$578,006

$253,125

$3,193,506

$209,692

$475,800

Irvine

$864,114

$293,502

$217,804

$447,038

Riverside

$1,116,857

$489,558

$197,847

$521,451

$506,642

Santa Barbara

$1,353,590

$304,718

$442,933

$523,556

$250,167

$246,103

$491,494

$242,534

$3,855,095

Pacific

$1,228,794

$65,283

$857,692

$902,586

$444,096

$329,673

$1,042,274

$372,934

$5,243,332

Big West Median

$878,802

$327,383

$449,462

$528,779

$237,347

$248,328

$500,829

$247,830

$3,686,471

UCSD

$279,463

$229,710

$176,643

$223,266

$143,456

$112,190

$210,065

$214,535

$1,589,328

$222,493

$3,517,847

Overall Budgets Include Scholarship, Operational and Personnel

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Big West Revenue Percentages Ticket Sales 3% NCAA/Conference  Support 3%

Guarantees 3%

Miscellaneous 2%

Contributions 4% Direct Institutional  Support 41%

Indirect Institutional  Sup/Facilities 18% Student Fees 26%

  Big West Expense Percentages  Indirect & Admin  2% Direct Facility  Maint/Rent 5%

Other 3%

Fundraising/Marketing

3%

Game Expenses 4% Equipment

Student‐Athlete Aid 20%

3% Travel 8% Recruiting 1%

Coaches Salaries 27%

Administrative  Salaries 24%

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F. FUTURE EXPENSE CONSIDERATIONS: UCSD’s current overall funding level creates a distinct financial disadvantage in comparison to many Division I programs, however recommended increases in scholarships, salaries, and operational budgets have been identified to allow UCSD to be very competitive in the Big West Conference. Operations Operational Expenses, with the exception of Officials pay/travel (which could triple in some sports), should not increase significantly with a move to Division I. Travel expenses may even go down because of the proximity to Division I opponents. Below is a breakdown of Projected Operational expenses for the administration and for individual sports if UCSD made the move to Division I.

UCSD Administrative Operational Expenses (annual 3% increase)  Expenses 

2010‐11 

2011‐12 

2012‐13 

2013‐14 

2014‐15 

Athletics Administration  (1) 

$256,000 

$293,680 

$302,490 

$311,565 

$320,912 

Large Equipment & Field Maintenance 

$180,000 

$185,400 

$190,962 

$196,691 

$202,592 

Championship Travel   (2) 

$134,000 

$138,020 

  

  

  

Game Management/Program Support  (3) 

$238,940 

$343,719 

$354,031 

$364,651 

$375,591 

Sports Medicine 

$217,280 

$223,798 

$230,512 

$237,428 

$244,551 

Sports Information 

$59,085 

$60,858 

$62,683 

$64,564 

$66,501 

Spirit Groups 

$48,262 

$49,710 

$51,201 

$52,737 

$54,319 

Strength & Conditioning  (4) 

$32,630 

$55,000 

$56,650 

$58,350 

$60,100 

Coggeshall Boathouse 

$30,000 

$30,000 

$30,000 

$30,000 

$30,000 

Marketing/Web/Video 

$75,000 

$80,000 

$95,000 

$97,850 

$100,786 

Athletic Board Special Events 

$45,000 

$46,350 

$47,741 

$49,173 

$50,648 

One Time Facility Funds   (5) 

$200,000 

$200,000 

$200,000 

$200,000 

$200,000 

Total Admin. Operations  Increase 

$1,516,197  $1,706,535  $1,621,270  $1,663,008  $1,705,999    

$190,338 

‐$85,265 

$41,739 

$42,991 

(1) Addition of $30,000 for dept. database in 2010‐11   (2) Championship Travel will end for four years of Division I. Line will need to be added once UCSD is eligible for  conference championships  (3) An increase in pre‐season meal money ‐ currently only $150 per student for the entire preseason period (six  weeks) is provided and no funding is provided for Winter and Spring break periods.  Addition to pre‐season and  break funding beginning in 2011‐12  (4) New equipment for new facility will be under the one time funds for facilities, but funds must be increased to  maintain the new facility and to operate new offices. Increases in 2011 and forward.   (5) Baseball lights in 2010‐11, Spanos Weights in 2011‐12, scoreboard at baseball & soccer in 2012‐13,  scoreboard at softball & office renovations in 2013‐14, renovation of soccer & tennis stands in 2014‐15 

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UCSD Sports Operational Budgets  Men's Sports 

2009‐10 

2010‐11 

2011‐12 

increase 

2012‐13 

increase 

2013‐14 

increase 

2014‐15 

Baseball 

$153,841 

$158,457 

$163,210 

$31,790 

$195,000 

$5,850 

$200,850 

$6,026 

$206,876 

Basketball 

$92,944 

$95,732 

$98,604 

$121,396 

$220,000 

$6,600 

$226,600 

$6,798 

$233,398 

Crew 

$82,671 

$85,151 

$86,854 

$2,606 

$89,460 

$2,684 

$92,144 

$2,764 

$94,908 

CC 

$39,144 

$40,319 

$41,125 

$1,234 

$42,359 

$1,271 

$43,630 

$1,309 

$44,939 

Golf 

$48,394 

$49,846 

$50,843 

$1,525 

$52,368 

$1,571 

$53,939 

$1,618 

$55,557 

Soccer 

$59,807 

$61,601 

$62,833 

$37,167 

$100,000 

$3,000 

$103,000 

$3,090 

$106,090 

Swim/Dive 

$56,979 

$58,689 

$59,863 

$1,796 

$61,658 

$1,850 

$63,508 

$1,905 

$65,413 

Tennis 

$49,784 

$51,277 

$52,303 

$0 

$52,303 

$1,569 

$53,872 

$1,616 

$55,488 

Track 

$40,490 

$41,704 

$42,538 

$1,276 

$43,815 

$1,314 

$45,129 

$1,354 

$46,483 

Volleyball 

$69,475 

$71,559 

$72,990 

$2,190 

$75,180 

$2,255 

$77,435 

$2,323 

$79,758 

Water Polo 

$78,310 

$80,659 

$82,273 

$2,468 

$84,741 

$2,542 

$87,283 

$2,618 

$89,901 

Fencing 

$25,348 

$26,109 

$26,631 

$799 

$27,430 

$823 

$28,253 

$848 

$29,100 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Women's Sports 

2009‐10 

2010‐11 

2011‐12 

increase 

2012‐13 

increase 

2013‐14 

increase 

2014‐15 

Basketball 

$105,289 

$108,448 

$110,616 

$109,384 

$220,000 

$6,600 

$226,600 

$6,798 

$233,398 

Crew 

$90,648 

$93,368 

$95,235 

$2,857 

$98,092 

$2,943 

$101,035 

$3,031 

$104,066 

CC 

$38,682 

$39,842 

$40,639 

$1,219 

$41,858 

$1,256 

$43,114 

$1,293 

$44,407 

Fencing 

$24,741 

$25,483 

$25,993 

$780 

$26,773 

$803 

$27,576 

$827 

$28,403 

Soccer 

$52,981 

$54,571 

$55,662 

$44,338 

$100,000 

$3,000 

$103,000 

$3,090 

$106,090 

Softball 

$97,194 

$100,110 

$102,112 

$7,888 

$110,000 

$3,300 

$113,300 

$3,399 

$116,699 

Swimming 

$46,779 

$48,183 

$49,146 

$1,474 

$50,621 

$1,519 

$52,139 

$1,564 

$53,704 

Tennis 

$34,249 

$35,276 

$35,982 

$16,321 

$52,303 

$1,569 

$53,872 

$1,616 

$55,488 

Volleyball 

$87,626 

$90,255 

$92,060 

$2,762 

$94,822 

$2,845 

$97,666 

$2,930 

$100,596 

Water Polo 

$69,657 

$71,746 

$73,181 

$2,195 

$75,377 

$2,261 

$77,638 

$2,329 

$79,967 

Track 

$43,688 

$44,999 

$46,349 

$1,390 

$47,739 

$1,432 

$49,171 

$1,475 

$50,646 

Spirit Group 

$31,463 

$32,407 

$33,055 

$992 

$34,047 

$1,021 

$35,068 

$1,052 

$36,120 

$1,488,721 

$1,565,790 

$1,600,098 

$395,847 

$1,995,944 

$59,878 

$2,055,823 

$61,675 

$2,117,497 

Total Operations 

Chart includes an annual 3% increase in addition to increases to move operations budget to be competitive with Big West institutions.

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Athletic Aid - Athletic Aid has not been a significant portion of the athletics budget (4.3%), but with a transition to Division I there would be a significant increase in athletics aid to be in compliance with Division I/Conference Bylaws and to be competitive at the Division I level. To be competitive in the Big West Conference, UCSD would need an increase of nearly $3.3 million in its first year moving to Division I. Below is the recommended athletic aid UCSD would need to provide to be competitive in the Big West Conference. The dollar amounts are based on 80% of student-athletes being in state and 20% being out of state.

Division I Recommended Scholarships & Equivalencies  Current 

2010‐11  & 2011‐ 12 

Max.  D I 

D I  Recommended 

  

  

  

  

Baseball 

0.88 

$19,500 

11.7 

11 

$349,171 

$359,647 

$370,436 

Basketball 

0.29 

$7,500 

13 

13 

$412,656 

$425,038 

$437,788 

Fencing 

0.4 

$9,000 

4.5 

0.5 

$15,871 

$16,348 

$16,838 

Golf 

0.13 

$3,500 

4.5 

2.5 

$79,357 

$81,738 

$84,190 

Soccer  Swimming &  Diving 

0.69 

$14,500 

9.9 



$253,942 

$261,562 

$269,408 

0.55 

$12,000 

9.9 



$158,714 

$163,476 

$168,380 

Tennis  T&F/CC  (combined) 

0.28 

$7,000 

4.5 

2.5 

$79,357 

$81,738 

$84,190 

1.36 

$31,000 

12.6 

1.5 

$47,614 

$49,043 

$50,514 

Volleyball 

0.36 

$7,000 

4.5 



$95,228 

$98,086 

$101,028 

Water Polo 

0.51 

$11,000 

4.5 



$95,228 

$98,086 

$101,028 

Crew/Misc 

  

$40,000 

  

  

$40,000 

$40,000 

$40,000 

5.45 

$162,000 

79.6 

50 

$1,587,140 

$1,634,760 

$1,683,800 

  

  

  

  

Basketball 

0.42 

$8,500 

15 

15 

$476,142 

$490,428 

$505,140 

Fencing 

0.37 

$7,500 



0.5 

$15,871 

$16,348 

$16,838 

Rowing 

1.08 

$24,500 

20 



$31,743 

$32,695 

$33,676 

Soccer 

0.59 

$14,000 

14 

12 

$380,914 

$392,342 

$404,112 

Softball  Swimming &  Diving 

0.49 

$10,500 

12 

10 

$317,428 

$326,952 

$336,760 

0.62 

$14,500 

14 



$222,200 

$228,866 

$235,732 

Tennis* 

0.26 

$6,500 





$126,971 

$130,781 

$134,704 

T&F (combined) 

1.56 

$33,500 

18 



$63,486 

$65,390 

$67,352 

Volleyball* 

0.39 

$8,000 

12 

10 

$317,428 

$326,952 

$336,760 

   Men's Sports 

Men's Totals:  Women's Sports 

2012‐13    

2013‐14    

2014‐15    

Water Polo 

0.48 

$10,500 





$126,971 

$130,781 

$134,704 

Women's Totals: 

6.26 

126 

65.5 

$2,079,153 

$2,141,536 

$2,205,778 

Overall Totals: 

11.71 

$138,000  $300,00 0 

205.6 

115.5 

$3,666,293 

$3,776,296 

$3,889,578 

Scholarship consist of tuition/room/board/books/fees and are increased 3% each year  *Head count sport‐ An institution shall be limited in any acad year to the total number of counters (head count).  Big West Sports that mandate a minimum of 80% of NCAA I maximum 

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Division I Maximum Scholarships & Equivalencies    

Current 

Men's Sports 

Current  Dollars 

Max. D I 

2011‐12 

2012‐13    

2013‐14    

2014‐15 

  

  

  

  

Baseball 

0.88 

$19,500 

11.7 

$360,575 

$371,391 

$382,534 

$394,009 

$405,831 

Basketball 

0.29 

$7,500 

13 

$400,639 

$412,656 

$425,038 

$437,788 

$450,923 

Fencing 

0.4 

$9,000 

4.5 

$138,683 

$142,843 

$147,128 

$151,542 

$156,089 

Golf 

0.13 

$3,500 

4.5 

$138,683 

$142,843 

$147,128 

$151,542 

$156,089 

Soccer 

0.69 

$14,500 

9.9 

$305,102 

$314,254 

$323,682 

$333,392 

$343,395 

Swimming  

0.55 

$12,000 

9.9 

$305,102 

$314,254 

$323,682 

$333,392 

$343,395 

Tennis 

0.28 

$7,000 

4.5 

$138,683 

$142,843 

$147,128 

$151,542 

$156,089 

T&F/CC 

1.36 

$31,000 

12.6 

$388,312 

$399,959 

$411,960 

$424,318 

$437,049 

Volleyball 

0.36 

$7,000 

4.5 

$138,683 

$142,843 

$147,128 

$151,542 

$156,089 

Water Polo 

0.51 

$11,000 

4.5 

$138,683 

$142,843 

$147,128 

$151,542 

$156,089 

Men's Totals:  Women's  Sports 

5.45 

$122,000 

79.6 

$2,453,145 

$2,526,727 

$2,602,538 

$2,680,610 

$2,761,037 

  

  

  

  

Basketball 

0.42 

$8,500 

15 

$462,276 

$476,142 

$490,428 

$505,140 

$520,296 

Fencing 

0.37 

$7,500 



$154,092 

$158,714 

$163,476 

$168,380 

$173,432 

Rowing 

1.08 

$24,500 

20 

$616,368 

$634,856 

$653,904 

$673,520 

$693,728 

Soccer 

0.59 

$14,000 

14 

$431,458 

$444,399 

$457,733 

$471,464 

$485,610 

Softball 

0.49 

$10,500 

12 

$369,821 

$380,914 

$392,342 

$404,112 

$416,237 

Swimming 

0.62 

$14,500 

14 

$431,458 

$444,399 

$457,733 

$471,464 

$485,610 

Tennis* 

0.26 

$6,500 



$246,547 

$253,942 

$261,562 

$269,408 

$277,491 

T&F/CC 

1.56 

$33,500 

18 

$554,731 

$571,370 

$588,514 

$606,168 

$624,355 

Volleyball* 

0.39 

$8,000 

12 

$369,821 

$380,914 

$392,342 

$404,112 

$416,237 

Water Polo  Women's  Totals: 

0.48 

$10,500 



$246,547 

$253,942 

$261,562 

$269,408 

$277,491 

6.26 

$138,000 

126 

$3,883,118 

$3,999,593 

$4,119,595 

$4,243,176 

$4,370,486 

Overall Totals: 

11.71 

$260,000 

205.6 

$6,336,263 

$6,526,320 

$6,722,133 

$6,923,786 

$7,131,524 

  

  

2015‐16 

  

  

  

  

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Division I – Administrative Staffing UCSD has an outstanding staff in place and not many additions would be needed but there are six areas: Academic Support, Compliance, Equipment, Athletic Training, Development, and SID office that would need to be enhanced (see Chapter IX – Personnel and Support System Considerations). Below you will find Administration Salary/Benefit Projections for Division I including eight new positions. UCSD Administration Salaries/Benefits Position

2011-12 Budget

2012-13 Increase

Budget

2013-14 Increase

Budget

2014-15 Increase

Budget

Travel & Camps Coordinator

$49,951

$1,411

$51,362

$1,410

$52,772

$1,410

$54,182

Business Manager

$86,035

$2,591

$88,626

$2,591

$91,217

$2,590

$93,807

Athletics Director

$183,819

$5,800

$189,619

$5,800

$195,419

$5,800

$201,219

Assistant AD/Marketing

$60,673

$1,762

$62,435

$1,762

$64,197

$1,762

$65,959

Sr. Assoc. AD

$118,247

$3,476

$121,723

$3,475

$125,198

$3,475

$128,673

Assoc, AD/SID

$64,899

$1,917

$66,816

$1,917

$68,733

$1,916

$70,649

Assistant SID

$51,495

$1,476

$52,971

$1,475

$54,446

$1,476

$55,922

Assistant Business Manager

$72,743

$1,769

$74,512

$1,769

$76,281

$1,769

$78,050

Fiscal Coordinator

$66,079

$1,941

$68,020

$1,670

$69,690

$2,210

$71,900

Assoc AD/Comp-SS

$65,942

$1,936

$67,878

$1,812

$69,690

$2,210

$71,900

Compliance/Fin Aid Coordinator

$57,946

$1,685

$59,631

$1,684

$61,315

$1,684

$62,999

Head Athletic Trainer

$96,464

$2,760

$99,224

$2,760

$101,984

$2,760

$104,744

Assistant Athletic Trainer

$66,031

$1,720

$67,751

$1,720

$69,471

$1,720

$71,191

Assistant Athletic Trainer

$64,945

$1,684

$66,629

$1,684

$68,313

$1,684

$69,997

Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA

$112,766

$3,475

$116,241

$3,475

$119,716

$3,476

$123,192

Athletics Program Coordinator

$42,451

$1,190

$43,641

$1,190

$44,831

$1,190

$46,021

Head Strength & Conditioning

$76,608

$2,128

$78,736

$2,128

$80,864

$2,128

$82,992

Assistant Strength & Conditioning

$36,050

$0

$36,050

$0

$36,050

$0

$36,050

3 Interns @ $25,000 each

$75,000

$0

$75,000

$0

$75,000

$0

$75,000

Director of Academic Support

$65,000

$1,900

$66,900

$1,900

$68,800

$1,900

$70,700

Equipment Manager

$59,000

$1,700

$60,700

$1,700

$62,400

$1,700

$64,100

Development Office

$65,000

$1,900

$66,900

$1,900

$68,800

$1,900

$70,700

Development Office

$65,000

$65,000

$1,900

$66,900

$1,900

$68,800

Compliance/Life Skills

$59,000

$59,000

$1,700

$60,700

$1,700

$62,400

Marketing/Promotions Intern

$25,000

$25,000

$500

$25,500

$500

$26,000

Assistant SID

$59,000

$59,000

$1,700

$60,700

$1,700

$62,400

Marketing/Promotions Intern

$25,000

$25,000

$500

$25,500

$500

$26,000

Total NGN

$16,560

$540

$17,100

$540

$17,640

$360

$18,000

General Liability

$4,482

$0

$4,482

$0

$4,482

$0

$4,482

$100,000

$50,000

$150,000

$50,000

$200,000

$2,035,947

$100,662

$2,136,609

$101,420

$2,238,029

Misc Salaries/Benefit Increases Total Administrative Salaries

$1,658,186

$277,761

Diagram only includes benefit increases and does not include any individual salary increases. Miscellaneous line gives a lump sum of possible salary increases

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Division I – Coaching Staffs As is also mentioned in Chapter IX, Personnel and Support System Considerations, UCSD must decrease the size of the coaching staffs in some sports to meet NCAA I regulations, and it is recommended that they increase numbers or salaries in other sports.

UCSD Coaches Salaries/Benefits Salaries/Benefits

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Budget

Increase

Budget

Increase

Budget

Increase

Budget

Baseball Head Coach

$118,985

$122,385

$3,400

$125,785

$3,400

$129,185

$3,400

$132,585

Assistant Coach

$21,758

$22,017

$37,983

$60,000

$1,220

$61,220

$1,280

$62,500

Assistant Coach

$20,600

$20,600

$4,400

$25,000

$0

$25,000

$0

$25,000

Baseball Operations

$20,600

$20,600

$3,400

$24,000

$0

$24,000

$0

$24,000

Head Coach

$116,816

$120,216

$3,400

$123,616

$3,400

$127,016

$3,400

$130,416

Assistant Coach

$43,260

$43,260

$21,740

$65,000

$1,300

$66,300

$1,300

$67,600

Assistant Coach

$7,828

$7,828

$42,172

$50,000

$1,000

$51,000

$1,000

$52,000

Assistant Coach

$40,000

$40,000

$800

$40,800

$800

$41,600

Basketball Operations

$24,000

$24,000

$0

$24,000

$0

$24,000

Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

  

  

  

  

  

Head Coach

$112,471

$115,911

$3,440

$119,351

$3,440

$122,791

$3,440

$126,231

Assistant Coach

$31,504

$32,384

$32,616

$65,000

$1,300

$66,300

$1,300

$67,600

Assistant Coach

$18,540

$18,540

$31,460

$50,000

$1,000

$51,000

$1,000

$52,000

Assistant Coach

NA

NA

$40,000

$40,000

$800

$40,800

$800

$41,600

$24,000

$24,000

$0

$24,000

$0

$24,000

Basketball Operations Men's Crew Head Coach

$70,677

$72,877

$2,200

$75,077

$2,200

$77,277

$2,200

$79,477

Assistant Coach

$42,230

$42,230

$0

$42,230

$0

$42,230

$0

$42,230

Assistant Coach

$4,120

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

Head Coach

$82,973

$85,373

$2,400

$87,773

$2,400

$90,173

$2,400

$92,573

Assistant Coach

$27,810

$27,810

$0

$27,810

$0

$27,810

$0

$27,810

Assistant Coach

$13,390

$13,390

$0

$13,390

$0

$13,390

$0

$13,390

Assistant Coach

$773

$773

-$773

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Head Coach

$65,042

$66,843

-$66,843

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Assistant Coach

$11,845

$11,845

-$11,845

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Assistant Coach

$515

$515

-$515

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Assistant Coach

$515

$515

-$515

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Assistant Coach

$515

$515

-$515

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Women's Crew

M&W Cross Country

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2010-11

2011-12

2012-13 Increase

2012-13 Budget

2013-14 Increase

2013-14 Budget

2014-15 Increase

2014-15 Budget

Head Coach

$42,038

$42,438

$1,200

$43,638

$800

$44,438

$800

$45,238

Assistant Coach

$4,120

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

Assistant Coach

$1,030

$1,030

-$1,030

$0

$0

Assistant Coach

$2,060

$2,060

-$2,060

$0

$0

Assistant Coach

$2,060

$2,060

-$2,060

$0

$0

Head Coach

$44,367

$45,447

$1,080

$46,527

$1,080

$47,607

$1,080

$48,687

Assistant Coach

$7,210

$7,210

$0

$7,210

$0

$7,210

$0

$7,210

Head Coach

$70,992

$73,192

$2,200

$75,392

$2,200

$77,592

$2,200

$79,792

Assistant Coach

$25,750

$25,750

$24,250

$50,000

$1,000

$51,000

$1,000

$52,000

Assistant Coach

$8,240

$8,240

$15,760

$24,000

$0

$24,000

$0

$24,000

Head Coach

$70,992

$73,192

$2,200

$75,392

$2,200

$77,592

$2,200

$79,792

Assistant Coach

$28,840

$28,840

$21,160

$50,000

$1,000

$51,000

$1,000

$52,000

Assistant Coach

$8,240

$8,240

$15,760

$24,000

$0

$24,000

$0

$24,000

Head Coach

$76,812

$79,212

$2,400

$81,612

$2,400

$84,012

$2,400

$86,412

Assistant Coach

$27,810

$27,810

$22,190

$50,000

$1,000

$51,000

$1,000

$52,000

Assistant Coach

$4,120

$4,120

$19,880

$24,000

$0

$24,000

$0

$24,000

Assistant Coach

$3,914

$3,914

-$3,914

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Head Coach

$94,596

$97,201

$2,604

$99,805

$2,604

$102,409

$2,604

$105,013

Assistant Coach

$30,900

$30,900

$0

$30,900

$0

$30,900

$0

$30,900

Assistant Coach

$25,750

$25,750

$0

$25,750

$0

$25,750

$0

$25,750

Assistant Coach

$10,300

$10,300

$0

$10,300

$0

$10,300

$0

$10,300

Head Coach

$75,195

$77,221

$2,025

$79,246

$2,025

$81,271

$2,025

$83,296

Assistant Coach

$8,240

$8,240

$0

$8,240

$0

$8,240

$0

$8,240

Head Coach

$55,994

$57,287

$1,332

$58,619

$1,332

$59,950

$1,332

$61,282

Assistant Coach

$14,420

$14,420

$0

$14,420

$0

$14,420

$0

$14,420

Head Coach

$82,379

$84,779

$2,400

$87,179

$2,400

$89,579

$2,400

$91,979

Assistant Coach

$7,210

$7,210

$0

$7,210

$0

$7,210

$0

$7,210

Assistant Coach

$4,120

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

Assistant Coach

$1,545

$1,545

$32,085

$33,630

$685

$34,315

$67

$34,382

Fencing (M&W)

Men's Golf

Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

Softball

Swimming/Diving (M&W)

Men's Tennis

Women's Tennis

Men's Track & Field

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2010-11

2011-12

2012-13 Increase

2012-13 Budget

2013-14 Increase

2013-14 Budget

2014-15 Increase

2014-15 Budget

Head Coach

$59,278

$61,228

$2,000

$63,228

$2,000

$65,228

$2,000

$67,228

Assistant Coach

$7,210

$7,210

$0

$7,210

$0

$7,210

$0

$7,210

Assistant Coach

$4,120

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

Assistant Coach

$1,545

$1,545

$32,085

$33,630

$685

$34,315

$67

$34,382

Head Coach

$74,454

$76,774

$2,320

$79,094

$2,320

$81,414

$2,320

$83,734

Assistant Coach

$16,480

$16,480

$0

$16,480

$0

$16,480

$0

$16,480

Assistant Coach

$6,180

$6,180

$0

$6,180

$0

$6,180

$0

$6,180

Assistant Coach

$3,605

$3,605

-$3,605

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Head Coach

$84,000

$86,400

$2,400

$88,800

$2,400

$91,200

$2,400

$93,600

Assistant Coach

$23,690

$23,690

$26,310

$50,000

$1,000

$51,000

$1,000

$52,000

Assistant Coach

$4,120

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

$0

$4,120

Head Coach

$64,667

$66,707

$2,040

$68,747

$2,040

$70,787

$2,040

$72,827

Assistant Coach

$10,609

$10,609

$19,391

$30,000

$600

$30,600

$600

$31,200

Assistant Coach

$9,270

$9,270

-$9,270

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Assistant Coach

$5,150

$5,150

-$5,150

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Women's Track & Field

Men's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball

Men's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Head Coach

$76,502

$78,542

$2,040

$80,582

$2,040

$82,622

$2,040

$84,662

Assistant Coach

$22,660

$22,660

$7,340

$30,000

$600

$30,600

$600

$31,200

Assistant Coach

$1,545

$1,545

-$1,545

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Total NGN

$22,891

$23,662

$772

$24,434

$772

$25,206

$514

$25,720

Total General Liability

$8,691

$8,691

$0

$8,691

$0

$8,691

$0

$8,691

$125,000

$125,000

$50,000

$175,000

$50,000

$225,000

$597,195

$2,821,775

$107,443

$2,929,218

$106,009

$3,035,227

Miscellaneous Salary Increase Total Salaries & Benefits

$2,178,677

$2,224,580

Green Signifies a Decrease  Yellow Signifies a Significant Increase  Orange Signifies a combining of the Men's & Women's Cross Country Head Coach into Assistants for Both Men's & Women's Track & Field  Diagram only includes benefit increases and does not include any individual salary increases.  Miscellaneous line gives a lump sum of possible salary  increases. 

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Salary Survey In 2008 the UCSD HR and an outside consultant conducted a salary survey which included nine Big West Schools and four Division II Schools. The findings plus 30% benefits is below.

March 2008 Head Coaches Salary Survey Salaries + 30% Benefits

Baseball

Basketball

Crew

CC

Fencing

Golf

Base Salary

$104,758

$159,519

NA

$79,762

NA

$52,135

30% Benefits

$31,427

$47,856

NA

$23,929

NA

$15,641

Total 

$136,185

$207,375

NA

$103,691

NA

$67,776

Swimming

Tennis

Track & Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Soccer

Base Salary

$73,405

$54,561

$90,665

$93,145

$53,857

$71,875

30% Benefits

$22,022

$16,368

$27,200

$27,944

$16,157

$21,563

Total 

$95,427

$70,929

$117,865

$121,089

$70,014

$93,438

   Salaries + 30% Benefits

Softball

Basketball

Crew

CC

Fencing

Soccer

Base Salary

$71,814

$104,434

NA

$80,582

NA

$67,648

30% Benefits

$21,544

$31,330

NA

$24,175

NA

$20,294

Total 

$93,358

$135,764

NA

$104,757

NA

$87,942

Swimming

Tennis

Track & Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

$79,071

$66,362

$88,253

$95,213

$51,896

   Salaries + 30% Benefits

   Salaries + 30% Benefits Base Salary 30% Benefits

$23,721

$19,909

$26,476

$28,564

$15,569

Total 

$102,792

$86,271

$114,729

$123,777

$67,465

March 2008 Administrative Salary Survey Assistant AD/Marketing

Associate AD/Student Services

Associate AD/SID

$91,278

$53,655

$76,369

$62,852

$33,025

$27,383

$16,097

$22,911

$18,856

$225,631

$143,107

$118,661

$69,752

$99,280

$81,708

Assistant SID

FA/Scholarship Coord/Assist Comp

Equipment Manager

Head Trainer

Assistant Trainer

Base Salary

$41,814

$47,147

$41,676

$71,420

$49,146

30% Benefits

$12,544

$14,144

$12,503

$21,426

$14,744

Total 

$54,358

$61,291

$54,179

$92,846

$63,890

Salaries + 30% Benefits

AD

Sr. Associate AD/Internal

Sr. Associate AD/External

Base Salary

$173,562

$110,082

30% Benefits

$52,069

Total 

Salaries + 30% Benefits

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Division I Expense Summary If UCSD was to begin reclassification to Division I in 2012-13 it would need to award $3,666,293 in scholarships going into 2012-13. The budget from 2011-12 to 2012-13 would need to increase by nearly $4.8 million from $7,488,325 to $12,281,189. The budget would somewhat stabilize during the 2013-14 academic year and beyond but revenues for cost of living increases would need to be recognized in out years. These expenses for UCSD athletics will be very comparable to other universities in the Big West.

Division I Expense Recap  Expenses 

2010‐11 

2011‐12 

2012‐13 

2013‐14 

2014‐15 

Administrative Salaries/Benefits 

$1,244,403  $1,658,186 

$2,035,947 

$2,136,609 

$2,238,029 

Coaches Salaries/Benefits 

$2,178,677  $2,224,580 

$2,821,775 

$2,929,218 

$3,035,227 

Financial Aid 

$3,666,293 

$3,776,296 

$3,889,578 

Administrative Operations 

$1,516,197  $1,705,461 

$300,000 

$1,761,230 

$1,806,050 

$1,852,193 

Sports Operations 

$1,565,790  $1,600,098 

$1,995,944 

$2,055,823 

$2,117,497 

Total 

$6,805,067  $7,488,325  $12,281,189  $12,703,996  $13,132,524 

Increase 

  

$300,000 

$683,258 

$4,792,864 

$422,807 

$428,528 

Does not include NCAA initiation fee of between $900,000-$1,300,000

G. FUTURE REVENUE OPTIONS: To transition to Division I UCSD athletics must increase revenue to nearly $13,000,000. There needs to be support from several different constituencies to enable UCSD to reach this budget. Support must come from current students, incoming students, boosters/sponsors, fans, and the institution. Fundraising/Corporate Sponsorships It is recommended UCSD increase the Athletics Development Office by two people. This additional personnel and a move to Division I should allow UCSD to significantly increase fundraising and corporate sponsorships. The average athletics’ dollars raised by Big West Schools is nearly $750,000 while the average corporate sponsorship earnings are $240,000. UCSD should be able to increase external funding by a minimum of $300,000 in its first year of Division I and continue to increase this number by a minimum of 10% over the first five years of Division I membership.

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Ticket Sales UCSD should significantly increase ticket sales in Division I. The Big West Conference averages $225,000 (excluding football) in ticket sales each year. UCSD should see increases in all revenue generating sports and should generate a minimum of $150,000 in its first year of Division I and should increase these totals in future years. New Student Assessment To increase the budget where needed, UCSD could implement a new student assessment for all new incoming undergraduate students. This assessment would be a one-time fee of $100 for each new undergraduate and could generate nearly $700,000 a year. Out of State Waivers It will cost an out-of-state student an additional $22,000 a year in 2010-11. UCSD will continue to fill its rosters mainly from California but coaches will need to recruit outside the state to be competitive in Division I. It is recommended that 80% of athletics aid be awarded to California students. It is also recommended that UCSD offer 115 athletics scholarships. If 20% of these scholarships were awarded to out-of-state students it would amount to 23 scholarships and an additional $506,483 in out-of-state tuition costs. It is recommended that UCSD waive the out-ofstate fee. Many would consider this a good investment because out-of-state student-athletes will help sell UCSD to other out-of-state students and help bring even more diversity to the University. It is understood that universities in California have not used out-of-state waivers, but other states have used them very successfully. Florida Gulf Coast University is in its fourth year of reclassification from Division II to Division I and successfully used out-of-state waivers to comply with Division I financial aid regulations. FGCU has had great success with three teams being ranked in the top 25 in the nation, and winning 13 conference championships in seven different team sports in only 3.5 years. They credit a great deal of their success to out-of-state waivers. Institutional Support Currently UCSD does not off any institutional support for intercollegiate athletics. Average institutional support for the nine athletic programs in the Big West is nearly $4,000,000. It is recommended that UCSD budget $500,000 in institutional support in addition to out-of-state waivers. Support in the way of paying salaries/benefits for some athletics staff could be assistance. Game Guarantees UCSD does not currently receive any “guarantee money” from other Division II schools. Guarantee money is defined as funding that would be paid by an opponent in exchange for a UCSD team to play at the opponent’s university. Guarantees are not consistent with Division II _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    72 

 

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practice. Many Division I schools will give guarantees for men’s and women’s basketball programs to travel their universities. Depending on the university, a men’s basketball team may get up to $100,000 to travel to a larger Division I university. The home school pays for the guarantee through home game ticket sales. It is estimated that men’s basketball may eclipse the $100,000 mark each year. NCAA/Conference Revenue UCSD will qualify to begin receiving revenue distributions related to sports sponsorship and grants-in-aid upon serving three calendar years as an “active” Division I member. UCSD would qualify in year one of active membership to receive Student-Athlete Opportunity, Special Assistance and Academic Enhancement Funds, as well as basketball grant funds as determined by the Division I Conference. It is estimated that this amount would be approximately $200,000 a year. Student Fees UCSD would need to pass a referendum to institute an increase in athletics fees. Students should understand that this would allow UCSD to compete with other UC campuses and would enhance the value of their degree through increased name recognition of the university. If some of the additional revenue options outlined above are not available then student fees would need to be increased accordingly. Below is a chart showing how percentage increases in current student athletic fees ($6,133,000) would increase the UCSD athletics budget. It is recommended that student athletic fees be increased by 50% to generate $9,199,500 in student fees (an increase of $3,066,500). Student fees will need to be increased over the years to adjust to consumer price index and/or for tuition and fee changes to cover scholarships. Percentages of Increases of Current Athletics Student Fees of  $6,133,000     

Increase 

Total 

30% increase 

$1,839,900  

$7,972,900  

40% increase 

$2,453,200  

$8,586,200  

50% increase 

$3,066,500  

$9,199,500  

60% Increase 

$3,679,800  

$9,812,800  

70% increase 

$4,293,100  

$10,426,100  

80% increase 

$4,906,400  

$11,039,400  

90% Increase 

$5,519,700  

$11,652,700  

100% Increase 

$6,133,000  

$12,266,000  

50% Increase is Recommended 

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Summary of Revenue Opportunities  Revenue Opportunities  Student Fees (Athletics) 

2010‐11 

2011‐12 

  

Budget 

Increase 

2012‐13  Budget 

$6,133,000 

$6,133,000 

$3,066,500 

$9,199,500 

Student Fees (Registration) 

$800,000 

$800,000 

$0 

$800,000 

Donor/Sponsors/Fundraising 

$300,000 

$320,000 

$300,000 

$620,000 

Crew Endowment 

$80,000 

$80,000 

$0 

$80,000 

Athletic Board 

$60,000 

$60,000 

$0 

$60,000 

Ticket Sales 

$55,000 

$60,000 

$90,000 

$150,000 

NCAA Revenue Distribution 

$14,000 

$14,000 

‐$14,000 

$0 

Conference Grants 

$5,000 

$5,000 

‐$5,000 

$0 

New Student Assessment 

  

  

$700,000 

$700,000 

Out of State Waivers 

  

  

$500,000 

$500,000 

Institutional Support 

  

  

$500,000 

$500,000 

Game Guarantees 

  

  

$100,000 

$100,000 

NCAA Athletic Enhancement Fund 

  

  

  

  

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Rev 

  

  

  

  

NCAA Grant‐in‐Aid 

  

  

  

  

NCAA Sport Sponsorship 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Other  Total Revenue 

  

  

$7,447,000 

$7,472,000 

$5,237,500  $12,709,500 

2013‐14 

Revenue Opportunities  Student Fees (Athletics)  Student Fees (Registration)  Donor/Sponsors/Fundraising  Crew Endowment  Athletic Board  Ticket Sales 

2014‐15 

Increase 

Budget 

Increase 

Budget 

$275,000 

$9,474,500 

$275,000 

$9,749,500 

$0 

$800,000 

$0 

$800,000 

$60,000 

$680,000 

$80,000 

$760,000 

$0  $0 

$80,000  $60,000 

$0  $0 

$80,000  $60,000 

$20,000 

$170,000 

$20,000 

$190,000 

NCAA Revenue Distribution 

$0 

$0 

$0 

$0 

Conference Grants 

$0 

$0 

$0 

$0 

New Student Assessment 

$0 

$700,000 

$0 

$700,000 

Out of State Waivers 

$25,000 

$525,000 

$25,000 

$550,000 

Institutional Support 

$25,000 

$525,000 

$50,000 

$575,000 

Game Guarantees 

$20,000 

$120,000 

$25,000 

$145,000 

  

  

  

  

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Rev 

  

  

  

  

NCAA Grant‐in‐Aid 

  

  

  

  

NCAA Sport Sponsorship 

  

  

  

  

Other 

  

  

  

  

NCAA Athletic Enhancement Fund 

Total Revenue 

$425,000  $13,134,500 

$475,000  $13,609,500 

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H.

CONCLUSIONS: ™ Revenue and expenses are a critical component to UCSD’s success. As with most Division II Universities, external revenues (fundraising, ticket sales, corporate sponsorships) have not been a major focus at UCSD, but will need to be developed if a move is made to Division I. Approximately $300,000 in donations/fund raising activities/sponsorships and $55,000 in ticket sales were collected in 2009-10. These numbers should significantly increase with a move to Division I ™ It is best to compare UCSD’s projected budget with other Division I non football universities from 2008-09 ($10,849,331), or the Big West Conference ($12,796,017) including two football schools, or excluding the two football schools ($11,521,851). ™ Athletic Aid has not been a significant portion of the athletics budget (5%), but with a transition to Division I there would be a significant increase in athletics aid to be in compliance with Division I/Conference Bylaws and to be competitive at the Division I level. UCSD would need an increase in scholarships of nearly $3.3 million in its first year moving to Division I ™ With the addition of needed personnel and increased operational needs UCSD’s overall athletics budget would need to be nearly $13 million to be competitive within the Big West Conference in 2013 ™ Academic Support, Compliance, Development and other areas will need to be added or enhanced and have a price tag of $468,500 ™ UCSD would need to pass a referendum to institute an increase in athletics fees. It is recommended that student fees be increased by a minimum of 50% to generate $3,066,500 additional funds (a greater increase in the student fee will be needed if other revenue options such as out-of-state waivers or new student assessments are not available). ™ The average athletics’ dollars raised by Big West Schools is nearly $750,000 while the average corporate sponsorship earnings are $240,000. UCSD should be able to double external funding in its first year of Division I ™ UCSD should see ticket sale increases in all revenue generating sports and should generate a minimum of $150,000 in its first year of Division I

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™ UCSD could implement a new student assessment for all new incoming undergraduate students. This assessment would be a one-time fee of $100 for each new undergraduate and could generate nearly $700,000 a year ™ It is recommended that UCSD budget $500,000 in institutional support in addition to out-of-state waivers. The 2008-09 NCAA Equity in Athletic Data Analysis noted, 41% of the Big West Conference athletics budgets come from institutional support. The $500,000 institutional support serves as an investment that transitioning to Division I will bring a great deal of exposure and prestige to UCSD. It also aligns UCSD with other UC system schools and similar institutions ™ It is recommended that 80% of athletics aid be awarded to California students. It is also recommended that UCSD offer 115 athletics scholarships. If 20% of these scholarships were awarded to out-of-state students it would amount to 23 scholarships and an additional $557,727 in out-of-state tuition costs in 2012-13. It is recommended, if possible, that UCSD waive the out-of-state waiver portion ™ This feasibility study only examines through the 2014-15 academic years. It must be understood that revenue must be sustained and increased to provide for changes in expenses (tuition, housing, books, travel, officials, salaries, etc.) and the goal should also be to increase athletics aid to be near the maximum in most sports

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VIII. FACILITIES

A. INTRODUCTION: This section compares UCSD’s current facilities with those of Division I schools nationally and within the Big West, and between all Division II members and those in the CCAA. Facility planning is also addressed including new construction and renovations to current facilities. B. OBSERVATIONS: UCSD is still in the early stages of its athletics history compared to most of the well established Division I programs yet it boasts some of the top facilities in Division II. Currently the athletics facilities consists of the Recreation, Intramural, Athletic Complex (RIMAC), RIMAC Soccer & Softball Fields, Canyon View Aquatics Center, UC San Diego Track & Field Complex, the UC San Diego Baseball Facility, and the Northview Tennis Courts. If UCSD reclassified to Division I, these facilities would be average with a comparison between mid-size and smaller Division I universities. Athletic facilities make a significant difference in attracting students and student-athletes to a campus. Along with many other factors, the UCSD athletics facilities have contributed in creating a positive image of UCSD and attracting and retaining students The UCSD athletics facilities meet the needs of the 23 sports (with the exception of baseball) and the student body, but a move to Division I must bring facility enhancement to enable coaches to be competitive in recruiting top students.

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C. REVIEW OF FACILITIES: The Recreation, Intramural, Athletic Complex (RIMAC) The Recreation, Intramural, Athletic Complex (RIMAC) is home to the UCSD men’s and women’s basketball teams along with the men’s and women’s volleyball squads. This nearly 200,000 square foot facility is located near the 12-acre North Campus Recreation Area Field. Opened in January 1995, RIMAC is a multi-purpose facility that houses the offices of the Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation and Sports Facilities departments. RIMAC also features a variety of recreational, educational, and meeting spaces which can accommodate a variety of activities. The RIMAC Arena is a multi-use facility capable of accommodating a wide variety of activities ranging from large spectator events including ceremonies and concerts to athletic competitions and tournaments. The 44,000 square foot floor is curtain divisible for multi-sport use in basketball (total of five courts), volleyball, and badminton. The arena is furnished with 10 retractable glass basketball backboards, and floor plates and sleeves for volleyball. Employing the use of telescopic bleachers and floor seats, the RIMAC Arena may accommodate up to 5,000 people.

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The following improvements for RIMAC need to be addressed before a move to Division I: ™ There is limited office space that must be addressed because new administrators and coaches would need to be hired ™ Locker room facilities need to be improved for sports teams. It is recommended that major renovations including wood lockers be installed in locker rooms for men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s volleyball ™ Ticket offices need to be utilized to make for a better atmosphere

The RIMAC Soccer and Softball Fields The RIMAC Fields are home to the UCSD men's and women's soccer teams along with the Triton softball squad. Located just north of RIMAC Arena, the fields can accommodate up to five soccer fields and one softball diamond at the same time. With a built in seating capacity of 750, which is expandable up to 1,750 for NCAA Tournament games, the soccer field is regarded as one of the best playing surfaces on the West Coast. UCSD softball has its home located in the southwest corner of the RIMAC Fields. The softball complex has built in seating for 300 behind the backstop and would be very competitive with most Division I softball complexes. Canyonview Aquatics Center The Canyonview Aquatics Center has two outdoor Olympic-Size Pools, each of which can be divided into 8 lanes of 50 meters in length or 19 lanes of 25 yards in length. Canyonview is home to the UCSD men’s and women’s water polo teams, as well as the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. The Aquatics center is a Division I facility. UC San Diego’s Track and Field Complex UC San Diego’s Track and Field Complex includes a nine-lane track surface in Triton Stadium, a throwing facility, and locker rooms. It is sufficient for Division I competition.

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The UC San Diego Baseball Facility The UC San Diego Baseball Facility is located on the east side of campus. There are two covered dugouts, scoreboard, fenced batting cages and bleacher seating for approximately 1,200. There are no lights, permanent concession stands or restrooms. The baseball facility is the one facility that does not meet Division I standards and is not even up to par to most Division II facilities. To be competitive in Division I and in particular the Big West Conference, UCSD must dramatically improve the baseball complex. Strength and Conditioning area The Tritons work out in the RIMAC weight room that is over 12,000 square feet in size. It is a nice Division II facility and would be sufficient for Division I if ICA had more hours of use, but it is shared with the student body and athletics has limited times. Plans to renovate the Spanos Weight Room to accommodate an ICA Weight Room should continue, as this would alleviate the lack of weight room time issues. Northview Tennis Courts The Tritons have eight lighted tennis courts that are sufficient for Division I competition.

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IX.

A.

PERSONNEL AND SUPPORT SYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS

INTRODUCTION:

This section helps assess what personnel areas and issues need to be addressed if UCSD was to reclassify to Division I. Twelve support system areas were evaluated to ascertain the readiness for reclassification to Division I. B.

OBSERVATIONS:

Having the proper personnel is the key element in building an outstanding athletics department. For a number of different reasons, UCSD has been able to hire and retain a group of individuals who have worked as a team to build a foundation for the future of UCSD athletics. Because of the commitment to be an outstanding overall program, UCSD has attracted some of the best personnel in Division II. This commitment must continue if UCSD transitions to Division I. Given the cost of living in Southern California, UCSD must continue to offer competitive salaries to current and future employees. Although it is difficult to compare because of the cost of living in Southern California, UCSD would be in the top 75% in Division II in salaries/benefits, but would be in the bottom 10% for Division I universities. Office space is already a major problem and with additional staff this would need to be addressed. The Recreation, Intramural, Athletic Complex (RIMAC) is already overtaxed housing recreation, intramurals, and athletics programs. Athletics will need to continue to look for space to place new coaches and administrators. The Spanos building could be updated and built on and some athletic or intramural/recreation staff could be moved to that building. It is best to have as many people within the athletics department in one facility because it is important for coaches to have easy access to administrators, and for administrators to have good oversight of sports programs. UCSD Athletics currently functions at an effective level of management in its daily operations and will be able to continue functioning at this level if at a Division II level. If UCSD would reclassify to Division I, UCSD will require more support staff for daily and game day operations. If UCSD was to add football at the Division I or II level (see football chapter) it would add to the responsibilities of the support staff and additional personnel will be required. These additions and a move to Division I will add to the overall current work load of support staff that could lead to lower efficiency.

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CONCLUSIONS:

To maintain the highest effectiveness and efficiency of the support staff, the following areas within the department need to be addressed (note that support staff personnel would be changed dramatically if football is added – see football chapter): Sports Information UCSD currently has two full time employees working in the Sports Information office and also has an intern who works in the office. The Head of the Department, Ryan Hall, is an Associate Athletic Director. One full-time assistant SID or two interns should be added. Athletics Training The Athletics training staff currently consists of a Head Athletics Trainer, two assistants, and three graduate assistants (who are 50% time). UCSD also provides access to an acupuncturist, chiropractor and sports psychologist. There are very few Division I universities who offer these types of additional support. An additional full-time athletic trainer would be needed to ensure coverage of home events by a certified trainer, while having certified athletic trainers traveling with teams. Currently there are very limited times that a certified athletic trainer is actually traveling with a team or attending all team practices. Strength and Conditioning UCSD has a full-time Director of Athletics Performance and an assistant who does not receive benefits. Benefits for the assistant would be recommended. Compliance/Student Services A move to Division I will add to the responsibilities of the Compliance staff. The staff currently consists of the Associate AD for Compliance/Students Services and the Assistant AD for Student Development. Admissions, Financial Aid and the Registrar offices do outstanding jobs but will have additional responsibilities with a move to Division I. It is recommended that a 0.5 FTE be added in the Financial Aid office to be responsible for athletics. It is recommended that the athletics compliance department have all the computer hardware/software and support necessary, and the University’s degree audit system (DARS) should be updated to be compatible to CAi (Compliance Assistant internet) in order to accurately and efficiently monitor NCAA degree progress rules. It is recommended that an additional person be added to the Compliance/Student Services area and a portion of this person’s responsibilities should be in the area of academic support (see below).

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Academic support The student-athletes at UCSD do an outstanding job but there may be added responsibilities to them if UCSD moves to Division I. Because of this it is recommended that the athletics department hire a full-time Director of Academic Support. This position would work with the Colleges to have a more formalized academic advising program for student-athletes with each College’s advising liaison. The liaisons would help student-athletes meet the increased academic requirements that Division I requires such as increased degree progress legislation and academic performance rates tied to scholarships. Development The Central Development Department is quite unique because there is Development person for athletics within the athletics department and another person in the University’s Development Office who works in athletics development. There is a great opportunity to increase athletics gifts dramatically if UCSD reclassifies to Division I. Having two additional development positions within the athletics department would be a very wise investment. Marketing/Promotions UCSD has a full-time promotions and marketing director. With a move to Division I it is recommended that an intern be added to assist with added responsibilities. Equipment Operations UCSD coaches currently oversee their equipment/uniform operations. It is recommended that a full-time person be hired to oversee equipment/uniforms and that this person also be responsible for laundry. Business Operations This area is a strength at UCSD and no changes are recommended. Administrative Assistants No changes recommended, continue to utilize student workers. Internship Program It is recommended that UCSD begin an extensive internship program to assist the support staff. These interns work hard to gain experience and build a resume.

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New Administrators – Suggested Salaries/Benefits and Start Date

UCSD Administration Salaries/Benefits Position

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Start Date 

Budget

Increase

Budget

Increase

Budget

Increase

Budget

  

Director of Academic Support

$65,000

$1,900

$66,900

$1,900

$68,800

$1,900

$70,700

7/1/2011 

Equipment Manager

$59,000

$1,700

$60,700

$1,700

$62,400

$1,700

$64,100

7/1/2011 

Development Office

$65,000

$1,900

$66,900

$1,900

$68,800

$1,900

$70,700

7/1/2011 

Development Office

$65,000

$65,000

$1,900

$66,900

$1,900

$68,800

7/1/2012 

Compliance/Life Skills

$59,000

$59,000

$1,700

$60,700

$1,700

$62,400

7/1/2012 

Marketing/Promotions Intern

$25,000

$25,000

$500

$25,500

$500

$26,000

7/1/2012 

Assistant SID

$59,000

$59,000

$1,700

$60,700

$1,700

$62,400

7/1/2012 

Marketing/Promotions Intern

$25,000

$25,000

$500

$25,500

$500

$26,000

7/1/2012 

$238,500

$427,500

$11,800

$439,300

$11,800

$451,100

  

Total Administrative Salaries

$189,000

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Coaches UCSD athletic teams have been fortunate to have outstanding coaches. Division II does not put a limit on the maximum number of coaches allowed to be involved with a sports team whereas participation in Division I does have a limit on their coaching staff numbers. The following are conclusions for specific sports: Although most are part time positions, UCSD is currently over the Division I maximums in the following sports:    Baseball  Men's Basketball  Women's Basketball  Men's Crew  Women's Crew  Men's CC/Track   Women's CC/Track  M&W Fencing  Men's Golf  Women's Golf  Men's Soccer  Women's Soccer  Softball  M&W Swimming/Diving  Men's Tennis  Women's Tennis  Men's Volleyball  Women's Volleyball  Men's Water Polo  Women's Water Polo 

NCAA I Limits  3  4  4  NA  3  3  3  2/2=4  2  2  3  3  3  3/3=6  2  2  3  3  2  2 

UCSD Current  4  3  3  3  4  4  4  5  2  2  3  3  4  4  2  2  4  3  4  3 

                  M&W  CC  5                                        

Baseball – will need to bring the number of coaches down from four to three and it is suggested that all three coaches be full-time. It is also suggested that a part-time Operations Director position be added Men’s Basketball – recommend increasing the number of assistance to three full-time (benefit) assistants. A part-time Director of Basketball Operations should be hired. _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    85 

 

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Women’s Basketball – recommend increasing the number of assistance to three full-time (benefit) assistants. A part-time Director of Basketball Operations should be hired. Women’s Crew – will need to bring the number of coaches down from four to three. Men’s and Women’s Fencing – will need to bring the number of coaches down from five to four. Softball – will need to bring the number of coaches down from four to three. It is also recommended that the first assistant coach be full-time with benefits. Men’s Track & Field – will need to bring the number of coaches down. The combined Men’s Track & Field/ Cross Country limits are three. Women’s Track & Field – will need to bring the number of coaches down. The combined Women’s Track & Field/ Cross Country limits are three. Men’s Volleyball – will need to bring the number of coaches down from four to three. It is recommended that the first assistant be full-time with benefits. Women’s Volleyball – it is recommended that the first assistant be full-time with benefits. Men’s Water Polo – will need to bring the number of coaches down from four to two. Women’s Water Polo – will need to bring the number of coaches down from three to two. Notes: -

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-

-

A member institution that conducts a combined program in a sport (one in which all coaching staff member in the same sport are involved in practice activities or competition with both the men’s and women’s teams on a daily basis) may employ the total number of coaches specified separately for men and for women in that sport. The limits on the number of coaches in this section do not apply to student assistant coaches In sports other than football, basketball, women’s equestrian and women’s rowing, a member institution may use the services of one volunteer coach (per Bylaw 11.01.5). Indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and cross country are separate sports for purposes of this provision. In sports in which the NCAA conducts separate men’s and women’s championships, a combined men’s and women’s program may use two volunteer coaches. In women’s rowing, an institution may use the services of four volunteer coaches. An institution that conducts separate men’s and women’s swimming programs with a combined men’s and women’s diving program may employ three volunteer coaches, one for men’s swimming, one for women’s swimming and one for diving. An institution that sponsors cross country, indoor track and field, or outdoor track and field as separate sports may use the services of one volunteer coach for each of the sports that it sponsors. Each volunteer coach may coach student athletes in any of the three sports throughout the academic year. An institution that competes in pole vault may use the services of one additional volunteer coach (to coach both genders), limited to coaching pole vault.  

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X. TIMELINE   

Timeline for Move to Division I Transition

Start

Review feasibility study and discuss Division I with different interested individuals/groups

Immediately

Begin Decision on moving to Division I

Immediately

Begin membership discussions with Big West Conference officials

Immediately

Develop a funding strategy to fund a competitive Division I program

Immediately

UCSD Students vote on referendum to increase student fees

Spring 2011

Division I moratorium ends

July, 2011

Announcement to move to Division I or stay in Division II

July, 2011

Begin Scheduling Division I universities for Aug. 2012

July, 2011

Begin Recruiting Division I student-athletes

July, 2011

Begin Search for Director of Academic Support

July, 2011

Begin Search for Equipment Manager

July, 2011

Begin Search for Assistant Development Officer

July, 2011

Launch Division I Fundraising Campaign

August, 2011

Begin Search for Assistant Development Officer

April, 2012

Begin Search for Compliance/Life Skills Director

April, 2012

Begin Search for Marketing/Promotions Intern

April, 2012

Begin Search for Assistant Sports Information Director

April, 2012

File Division I Application

June, 2012

Begin offering out-of-state waivers

August, 2012

Begin implementing new student assessments

August, 2012

Start selling basketball season tickets

August, 2012

First year of Division I/Big West

August, 2012

Based on moving to Division I and Big West Conference in August 2012   

 

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APPENDIX APPENDIX A: UC SAN DIEGO BACKGROUND University of California San Diego (source - UC San Diego Web site) Founded in 1960, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is one of the nation’s most accomplished research universities, widely acknowledged for its local impact, national influence and global reach. The campus is ideally located near the Pacific Ocean, the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pacific Rim. UCSD is renowned for its collaborative, diverse and cross-disciplinary ethos that transcends traditional boundaries in science, arts and the humanities. The university’s award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs. A leader in climate science research, UCSD is one of the greenest universities in the nation and promotes sustainability solutions throughout the region and the world. UCSD, one of the nine campuses in the University of California system, is located on some 1,200 acres of coastal woodland near the northern limits of the City of San Diego. Founded in 1960, it has grown into one of the nation's leading teaching and research institutions. UCSD has developed an international reputation for scholarship in natural sciences, engineering, oceanography, medicine, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. UCSD is ranked sixth in the nation in federal research and development expenditures among all U.S. colleges and universities. UCSD's faculty includes eight Nobel laureates, the 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner in Music, and a recipient of the Fields Medal, the highest honor in mathematics. Among the nation's public universities, UCSD ranks first in the percentage of undergraduates who are accepted at both medical and graduate schools. UCSD's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies is the only graduate school in the nation to focus exclusively on the Pacific Rim. The campus also is home to the nationally prominent UCSD School of Medicine; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the preeminent marine and global climate research center; the San Diego Supercomputer Center; The Institute of the Americas; the Charles Lee Powell Structure Research Laboratories, noted nationally for its seismic work; the California Environmental Technology Center; the California Space Institute, headed by former astronaut Sally Ride, and the International Experimental Thermonuclear Reactor, a project involving the U.S., Japan, the European Community and Russia.

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One founding feature which sets the UCSD campus apart from most large universities in California and elsewhere is the "small college" concept patterned after the model so successfully pioneered, centuries ago, by Oxford and Cambridge. Each of UCSD's six undergraduate colleges--Revelle, Muir, Thurgood Marshall, Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt and Sixth--has its own residence halls, student services, general education requirements, and educational philosophy and traditions. So, while the students remain part of one university, they also develop a sense of identity with the smaller family of their chosen college. The total campus enrollment is near 30,000 students. UCSD received more than 47,000 freshman applications for fall 2009 admission (the third highest application rate in the UC system). The admitted freshmen’s average high school GPA was 4.08 with an average ACT composite score of 29, a SAT critical reading score of 637, SAT Mathematics score of 677, and SAT writing score of 650. National and Global Rankings and Honors UCSD ranks in the top ten ranked departments and programs nationwide: 1st Oceanography (graduate) nd 2 Bioengineering 3rd Behavioral Neuroscience 3rd Theatre & Dance Programs (graduate) 5th Geophysics and Seismology (SIO Graduate Programs) th 6 American Politics/International Politics 6th Econometrics th 6 Multimedia/Visual Communications 6th Sociology of Culture 7th Latin American History th 7 Plasma Physics 7th Political Science (graduate) 10th Asian History

™ UCSD has the third highest salaries in the nation for UCSD alumni, among public university graduates (Forbes.com). Was named the second best in the nation based on the positive impact the university has had on the country (Washington Monthly’s College Guide ™ U.S. News & World Report ranks UC San Diego as the 7th best public university in the nation, and 35th among the nation’s top 262 universities. Also, in its 2009 survey of graduate programs, U.S. News ranks the School of Medicine 6th among the nation’s public medical schools and the Jacobs School of Engineering 6th among the nation’s public engineering schools. U.S. News also ranks UC San Diego 15th among national universities in the category of “Up and Coming Schools.” ™ The UC San Diego Medical Center is ranked among the best in the nation in six specialty areas (respiratory disorders; rheumatology; kidney disorders; cancer; urology; psychiatry) in the 2009 U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Hospitals” issue _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    89 

 

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™ Thomson Scientific ranks UC San Diego the 7th highest-impact research institution in the nation from 2001-2005, based on the citation impact of published research in science and the social sciences ™ UC San Diego is ranked the 2nd best university in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s 2009 College Guide, based on the positive impact the university has had on the country. ™ UC San Diego is ranked the 9th greenest university in the country by the national publication Greenopia. The nonprofit organization Sustainable Endowments Institute listed UC San Diego as one of the nation’s greenest campuses in its 2010 College Sustainability Report Card ™ UC San Diego was named the “hottest” institution in the nation for students to study science by Newsweek and the 2006 Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide ™ The 2009 Academic Rankings of World Universities conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China ranks UC San Diego the 3rd best public university in the U.S. ™ UC San Diego’s undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. programs all ranked on the list of the top 20 international development programs by the journal Foreign Policy ™ The Princeton Review's annual college guide ranks UC San Diego among the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks UC San Diego 11th nationally for best values in public colleges. UC San Diego graduates rank 5th nationally in salary earnings among public universities, according to Payscale.com ™ The Preuss School, a public charter at UC San Diego, is ranked the 10th best high school in the nation by Newsweek and the 9th best charter school by U.S. News & World Report Business Week magazine named The Preuss School the top low-income school in the state ™ The 2008 National Collegiate Scouting Association’s Collegiate Power Rankings list places UC San Diego 1st in Division II, and 7th overall, based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess. The global Web site Surfline ranks UC San Diego as the #1 campus in the nation for surfing based on our proximity to the world-renowned Black’s Beach, nationally ranked surf team, lively student life, affordable educational costs and extensive offering of surf classes ™ The Milken Institute ranks UC San Diego 6th among the world’s leading universities in the strength of its biotechnology research publications and 8th in the number of biotech patents issued ™ UCSD can boast of seventeen Nobel Laureates, and have had recipients of the Fields Medal, Enrico Fermi Award, Balzan Prize, National Humanities Medal, Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, National Medal of Science, Kyoto Prize, Academy Award, and MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award Budget and Economic Impact: UCSD’s annual revenues are 2.4 billion (23% of this total is from the federal government for research, 12% is from the State of California for education. UCSD’s total research expenditures for 2008-09 were $842 million. The National Science Foundation ranks UC San Diego 6th in the nation in R&D expenditures.

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UCSD contributes more than $7.2 billion in direct and indirect spending and personal income each year to the California economy and generates 39,000 jobs (CBRE Consulting based on FY 2006-07 data). The university’s faculty and alumni have created at least 193 start-up companies. The university is the 3rd largest employer in San Diego County with nearly 26,000 employees. APPENDIX B: UCSD MISSION STATEMENT UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world. Our academic community of worldrenowned faculty, bright students and dedicated staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation which spans the globe. To foster the best possible working and learning environment, our university strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism, which is embodied in our campus Principles of Community. UC San Diego embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential ingredients of academic excellence in higher education. APPENDIX C: UCSD PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY The University of California, San Diego is dedicated to learning, teaching, and serving society through education, research, and public service. Our international reputation for excellence is due in large part to the cooperative and entrepreneurial nature of the UCSD community. UCSD faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to be creative and are rewarded for individual as well as collaborative achievements. To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UCSD strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism. These principles of community are vital to the success of the University and the well being of its constituents. UCSD faculty, staff, and students are expected to practice these basic principles as individuals and in groups. ™ Value each member of the UCSD community for his or her individual and unique

talents, and applaud all efforts to enhance the quality of campus life. We recognize that each individual's effort is vital to achieving the goals of the University ™ Affirm each individual's right to dignity and strive to maintain a climate of justice marked by mutual respect for each other. ™ Value the cultural diversity of UCSD because it enriches our lives and the University. Celebrate this diversity and support respect for all cultures, by both individuals and the University as a whole ™ UCSD is a university that adapts responsibly to cultural differences among the faculty, staff, students, and community

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ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs. Therefore, UCSD seeks to foster understanding and tolerance among individuals and groups, and we promote awareness through education and constructive strategies for resolving conflict Reject acts of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs, and, we will confront and appropriately respond to such acts Affirm the right to freedom of expression at UCSD. Promote open expression of our individuality and our diversity within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, confidentiality, and respect UCSD is committed to the highest standards of civility and decency toward all. They are committed to promoting and supporting a community where all people can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of abusive or demeaning treatment They are committed to the enforcement of policies that promote the fulfillment of these principles. They represent diverse races, creeds, cultures, and social affiliations coming together for the good of the University and those communities we serve. By working together as members of the UCSD community, we can enhance the excellence of our institution.

APPENDIX D: DIVISION I RECOMMENDED RECLASSIFICATION PROCESS: The Division I Leadership Council requested that the Board of Directors endorse the following recommendations for further discussion and debate by Division I membership groups and conferences during the spring 2010 and that in August 2010, the Board sponsor appropriate legislative proposals for membership consideration in January and April 2011. 1. Potential new members of Division I shall enter the division through a four-year “reclassification” process following no less than five-years of membership in Division II. Further, the process described in Bylaw 20.5 shall apply, and an application for membership in Division I will be accepted only after presenting a bona fide offer of membership from a Division I multisport, voting conference. The sponsoring conference will be expected to provide appropriate guidance and counsel to the transitioning new member, assist with scheduling, monitor student-athlete well being and enhance accountability during the transition process. Comment: Requiring conference sponsorship and prior membership in Division II is intended to promote the long-term stability of the Association. There should be a check list to assist conferences and transitioning institutions to ensure that institutions are meeting their appropriate benchmarks. The Administration Cabinet should provide additional thought to the timing of when various benchmarks should apply. _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    92 

 

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2. The “provisional” process provided for in Bylaw 20.3.1, which now permits an institution outside the NCAA to become a Division I member through a seven-year process, shall be eliminated. Comment: Multisport conferences within the Division I championships and governance structure are well suited to determine the needs of conferences and thereby the division. Experience in Division II serves as an appropriate platform to demonstrate the traits necessary to become a productive Division I member. 3. An application fee shall be required before entering the “reclassification” process, which should either be commensurate with; (1) the estimated annual average value of direct benefits through distributions and championships made available to Division I members - currently approximately $1,300,000, or (2) the “median” annual value of direct benefits through distributions and championships - - currently approximately $900,000. Comment: This requirement should be data-driven and will change from time to time. This calculation does not include the costs of services or costs to administer the reclassification program. Upon election to Division I membership, the application fee shall be deposited in the NCAA Student Athlete Opportunity Distribution Fund. In the event an institution withdraws during the reclassification process, the application fee would be returned to the institution on a prorated basiss—75% after year one, $50% after year two, 30% after year three and 0% thereafter. It should also be emphasized that conferences may require separate fees for joining the conference. Discussion occurred regarding alternatives where the application fee would be analogous to a business model tied to “brand” value or possibly tied to the educational and administrative costs of the process. It was concluded that as a higher-education association, data based on direct benefits received would be a simple and clear method and also would demonstrate a meaningful commitment from the prospective member. 4. Upon beginning the “reclassification” process, the institution must meet Division I sports sponsorship requirements (i.e., 50 percent of the grants-in-aid maximums in the conference sponsored sports in which the institution will participate). In addition, the alternative means of satisfying this requirement now set forth in Bylaw 20.9.1.2-(b) (c) and (d) would continue to apply. Comment: This is the current requirement and no change is recommended. Data reviewed regarding a possible increase to these minimums did not appear to support a change. 5. A prospective member institution may not be elected to active membership in Division I if it is subject to a “historical penalty” under the APR program. Comment: The Leadership Council believes a demonstrated commitment to academics should be required. The Committee on Academic Performance recommends that a numerical standard (e.g., 925) be avoided in deference to a “category” of academic penalties. _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    93 

 

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6. A preliminary NCAA certification shall be required in year 1 of the four-year “reclassification” period and a full compliance review shall be required before final election to Division I membership. (See Proposed new Division I Reclassification Process beginning on page 8.) Comment: There should be an expectation that the sponsoring conference will assist the institution in this process and that special attention should be given to rules compliance, academic support services, recruiting, coaches, team travel and facilities. Meeting standards early in the process and then demonstrating the ability to sustain such standards is important. The review process must make it clear that reclassification is an evolutionary process so that there is no confusion that receiving positive marks during the certification process does not guarantee eventual Division I membership. 7. A member institution in Division I will qualify to begin receiving revenue distributions related to sports sponsorship and grants-in-aid upon serving three calendar years as an “active” Division I member. The institution would qualify in year one of active membership to receive Student-athlete Opportunity, Special Assistance and Academic Enhancement Funds, as well as basketball grant funds as determined by its sponsoring conference. Comment: This change ensures that sustainability in the division is not based solely on receipt of NCAA revenues. 8. The multi-divisional practice that permits a Division II or III institution to designate one men’s and one women’s sport in Division I shall be discontinued upon the completion of the 2010-11 academic year, except in a sport where no championship is conducted in its division. Division II and III institutions that sponsor sports teams in Division I in 2010-11 may continue to do so in the sports so designated but will forfeit this opportunity permanently if it fails to conduct the sport in Division I in any ensuing academic year. No change is recommended to qualify for participation in national collegiate championships. Comment: It appears there is agreement to discontinue multidivisional competition, but teams that currently conduct such division I programs should be “grandfathered.” 9. A multisport conference in Division I may not receive voting privileges, conference grant funds or committee service positions in the Division I governance structure until legislation is enacted that names the conference among those identified in applicable sections of Constitution 4 related to representation and voting ratios on the Division I Board of Directors, Legislative and Leadership Councils and the five cabinets. (Refer to No. 13 below.) Comment: This is the current requirement in Division I. Refer to Constitution 3.3.3.2.

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10. No change in criteria is recommended for designation in the Football Championship Subdivision, although it is recommended that the FBS subdivision consider legislation that would require a bona fide invitation for membership in an FBS conference before and an FCS institution may change subdivisions. Comments: The FCS conferences do not appear to support additional membership requirements for its subdivision. However, it was noted that the bowl structure of the FBS should not be expected to support an expanded membership in that subdivision without conference sponsorship and support.  

11. The role of the Administration Cabinet and the benchmarks for the four-year reclassification process shall be reviewed by the Administration Cabinet to ensure coordination by the cabinet with sponsoring conferences. Comments: Through coordination with conferences in providing guidance and assistance to potential new member institutions, some procedural functions performed now by the Administrative Cabinet could be transferred to conference offices.

APPENDIX E: PROPOSED NEW DIVISION I RECLASSIFICATION PROCESS The following information outlines the membership reclassification process for any Division II or non-NCAA institution seeking to reclassify its entire athletics program to Division I membership. It should be noted that multidivisional membership (i.e., classifying one men’s and or one women’s sport other than football and basketball in Division I) will be discontinued following the 2010-11 academic year for any additional Division II or III institutions. The following general requirements must be satisfied prior to an institution entering the reclassification process. ™ The reclassifying institution must have been an active Division II member for the preceding five years ™ The institution must be meeting applicable Division I minimum financial aid and sportssponsorship membership requirements ™ The institution must have been extended a bona fide offer of membership by an active DI multisport voting conference ™ The institution and conference must complete an application form accompanied by an application fee (based on a yet to be determined figure based on either the average or mean of the Division I revenue distributions and championship benefits in the year of application) no later than June 1 preceding entry into year one of the reclassification process that is approved by the Division I Administration Cabinet. The institution must _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    95 

 

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provide notice if it is currently involved in an investigation, an infractions case or on probation with its current governing body ™ The institution must submit a skeletal strategic plan to the Administration Cabinet that addresses the Division I philosophy statement (see Bylaw 20.9) and athletics certification operating principles (see Bylaw 22.2) approved by the conference office no later than June 1 preceding entry into year one of the reclassification process [Note: The Administration Cabinet shall have oversight responsibilities and shall monitor each institution’s progress through the reclassification process. The cabinet shall have the authority to decline moving an institution to the ensuing year of the process if it deems that deficiencies warrant that the institution repeat a year]. Year One ™ Attendance at an orientation session conducted by the national office staff related to basic Division I operating rules and membership requirements. Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president (or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution), the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator ™ Attendance at the NCAA Convention Division I Issues Forum and business session (if such a session is conducted). Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president (or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution), the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator ™ Attendance at a regional rules seminar conducted by the NCAA. Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president [or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution], the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator ™ Apply all Division I legislation except scheduling requirements and continuing eligibility requirements (e.g., progress-toward-degree, five year rule) for student-athletes who are completing their final season of competition and were enrolled at the institution at least one year prior to entering year one of the reclassification process. ™ Completion of a preliminary NCAA athletics certification orientation (conference representatives will also be required to be in attendance) ™ Process institutional and individual student-athlete violations of Division I legislation through the Division I enforcement and student-athlete reinstatement processes. The institution shall be subject to any and all sanctions for violations of Division I legislation _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    96 

 

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™ Submit an annual report and an updated strategic plan by June 1 based on feedback from the previous year’s plan. The institution shall report all violations to the Administration Cabinet as part of the annual report and provide notice if the institution is currently involved in an investigation, infractions case or on probation with its current governing body Year Two ™ Full compliance with all Division I legislation and membership requirements ™ Attendance at the NCAA Convention Division I Issues Forum and business session (if applicable). Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president (or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution), the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator ™ Attendance at a regional rules seminar conducted by the NCAA. Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president (or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution), the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator ™ Completion of a compliance review conducted by the national office and submission of a report with an institutional response to the findings and recommendations ™ Process institutional and individual student-athlete violations of Division I legislation through the Division I enforcement and student-athlete reinstatement processes. The institution shall be subject to any and all sanctions for violations of Division I legislation ™ Submit an annual report and an updated strategic plan by June 1 based on feedback from the previous year’s plan. The institution shall report all violations to the Administration Cabinet as part of the annual report and provide notice if the institution is currently involved in an investigation, infractions case or on probation with its current governing body Year Three. ™ Attendance at the NCAA Convention Division I Issues Forum and business session (if applicable). Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president (or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution), the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator

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™ Attendance at a regional rules seminar conducted by the NCAA. Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president (or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution), the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator ™ Completion of an athletics certification orientation ™ Process institutional and individual student-athlete violations of Division I legislation through the Division I enforcement and student-athlete reinstatement processes. The institution shall be subject to any and all sanctions for violations of Division I legislation ™ Submit an annual report and an updated strategic plan by June 1 based on feedback from the previous year’s plan. The institution shall report all violations to the Administration Cabinet as part of the annual report and provide notice if the institution is currently involved in an investigation, infractions case or on probation with its current governing body Year Four. ™ Successfully complete an NCAA athletics certification and evaluation visit ™ Attendance at the NCAA Convention Division I Issues Forum and business session (if applicable). Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president (or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution), the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator ™ Attendance at a regional rules seminar conducted by the NCAA. Institutional representatives required to attend are the chancellor or president [or an individual appointed by the chancellor or president with executive status at the institution], the director of athletics, the senior woman administrator, the faculty athletics representative and the senior compliance administrator ™ Process institutional and individual student-athlete violations of Division I legislation through the Division I enforcement and student-athlete reinstatement processes. The institution shall be subject to any and all sanctions for violations of Division I legislation ™ Submit an annual report and an updated strategic plan by June 1 based on feedback from the previous year’s plan. The institution shall report all violations to the Administration Cabinet as part of the annual report and provide notice if the institution is currently involved in an investigation, infractions case or on probation with its current governing body ™ A prospective member institution may not be elected to active membership if it is subject to a historical penalty under the Division I Academic Performance Program _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    98 

 

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Post-Reclassification ™ After completion of the four year reclassification process, the Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Division I Administration Cabinet, shall have the authority to elect the institution to active Division I status ™ The institution must submit a progress report to the Committee on Athletics Certification regarding its progress on any plans for improvement (as previously recommended by the committee) no later than the conclusion of its second year of active Division I membership ™ A new Division I institution will qualify to receive revenue distributions related to sports sponsorship and grants-in-aid after serving three calendar years as an active Division I member ™ A new Division I institution will qualify immediately to receive Student-Athlete Opportunity, Special Assistance and Academic Enhancement Funds, as well as basketball grant funds as determined by the institution’s conference

APPENDIX F: COMPOSITION OF THE NCAA

Division I I-FBS Active Provisional Voting Conference Nonvoting Conference

I-FCS

I

Division II

Total

Division III

Total

120

118

97

335

288

432

1,055

0

0

1

1

6

13

20

11

11

9

31

22

42

95

0

3

18

21

0

18

39

Corresponding

12

Affiliated

70

TOTAL

1,291

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APPENDIX G: DEFINITIONS Active Member An active member is a four-year college or university or a two-year upper-level collegiate institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and duly elected to active membership under the provisions of the Association bylaws. Active members have the right to compete in NCAA championships, to vote on legislation and other issues before the Association, and to enjoy other privileges of membership designated in the constitution and bylaws of the Association. Provisional Member A provisional member is a four-year college or university or a two-year upper-level collegiate institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and that has applied for active membership in the Association. Provisional membership is a prerequisite for active membership in the Association. The institution shall be elected to provisional membership under the bylaws of the Association. Provisional members shall receive all publications and mailings received by active members in addition to other privileges designated in the constitution and bylaws of the Association. Member Conference A member conference is a group of colleges and/or universities that conducts competition among its members and determines a conference champion in one or more sports (in which the NCAA conducts championships or for which it is responsible for providing playing rules for intercollegiate competition), duly elected to conference membership under the provisions of the bylaws of the Association. A member conference is entitled to all of the privileges of active members except the right to compete in NCAA championships. Only those conferences that meet specific criteria as competitive and legislative bodies and minimum standards related to size and division status are permitted to vote on legislation or other issues before the Association. Affiliated Member An affiliated member is a nonprofit group or association whose function and purpose are directly related to one or more sports in which the NCAA conducts championships, duly elected to affiliated membership under the provisions of the Association bylaws. An affiliated member is entitled to be represented by one nonvoting delegate at any NCAA Convention and enjoys other privileges as designated by the bylaws of the Association.

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Corresponding Member A corresponding member is an institution, a nonprofit organization or a conference that is not eligible for active, provisional, conference or affiliated membership and desires to receive membership publications and mailings. A corresponding member duly elected under the provision of the Association bylaws receives all publications and mailings received by the general NCAA membership and is not otherwise entitled to any membership privileges.

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APPENDIX H: CURRENT NCAA SPORT SPONSORSHIP MEN'S

WOMEN'S

I

II

III

T

Baseball

294

242

376

912

Basketball

335

291

415

1

1

Cross Country

306

Fencing

20

Bowling

MIXED

I

II

III

T

1041

334

291

438

1063

0

2

32

18

10

60

238

384

928

331

266

408

2

12

34

23

3

15

41

78

26

158

262

18

5

15

38

I

II

III

T

0

0

0

0

18

3

5

26

1005

Field Hockey Football

238

156

239

633

(I-FBS 120) (I-FCS 118) Equestrian Golf

293

216

287

796

247

144

167

558

Gymnastics

16

0

1

17

63

5

15

83

Ice Hockey

58

6

72

136

35

2

47

84

Lacrosse

58

37

165

260

88

55

196

339

Rifle

2

0

2

4

8

1

2

11

Rowing

28

3

30

61

86

16

41

143

1

1

3

5

313

228

427

968

Softball

281

269

410

960

Squash

9

0

19

28

Rugby Soccer

198

182

406

786

Swimming

138

57

200

395

194

75

242

511

Tennis

259

168

326

753

313

223

378

914

Track, Indoor

250

114

232

596

302

130

238

670

Track, Outdoor

270

163

271

704

310

176

279

765

Volleyball

23

13

51

87

320

278

428

102 6

Water Polo

22

5

14

41

32

8

19

59

Wrestling

83

47

89

219

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APPENDIX I. DIVISION I PHILOSOPHY In addition to the purposes and fundamental policy of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as set forth in Constitution 1, members of Division I support the following principles in the belief that these statements assist in defining the nature and purposes of the division. These statements are not binding on member institutions but serve as a guide for the preparation of legislation by the division and for planning and implementation of programs by institutions and conferences. A member of Division I: ™ Subscribes to high standards of academic quality, as well as breadth of academic opportunity; ™ Strives in its athletics program for regional and national excellence and prominence. Accordingly, its recruitment of student-athletes and its emphasis on and support of its athletics program are, in most cases, regional and national in scope; ™ Recognizes the dual objective in its athletics program of serving both the university or college community (participants, student body, faculty-staff, alumni) and the general public (community, area, state, nation); ™ Believes in offering extensive opportunities for participation in varsity intercollegiate athletics for both men and women; ™ Sponsors at the highest feasible level of intercollegiate competition one or both of the traditional spectator oriented, income-producing sports of football and basketball. In doing so, members of Division I recognize the differences in institutional objectives in ™ support of football; therefore, the division provides competition in that sport in the Bowl Subdivision and the Championship Subdivision; ™ Believes in scheduling its athletics contests primarily with other members of Division I, especially in the emphasized, spectator-oriented sports, as a reflection of its goal of maintaining an appropriate competitive level in its sports program; ™ Maintains institutional control over all funds supporting athletics; and ™ Understands, respects and supports the programs and philosophies of other divisions. Occasionally, institutions from other divisions or athletics associations will seek membership in Division I. In such cases, the applicants should be required to meet, over a period of time, prescribed criteria for Division I membership in order to assure that such institutions agree and comply with the principles and program objectives embodied in this statement. Additional Standards and Assumptions Relied Upon by the Leadership Council in its discussions included that: ™ Applicants for membership in Division I should be required to meet, over a period of time, prescribed criteria in order to assure compatibility and compliance with the principles and program objectives of Division I

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™ Central to the mission of intercollegiate athletics in Division I is the academic and athletic success of student-athletes, as well as protection of the student-athletes’ health and well-being ™ Division I members should be expected to demonstrate a meaningful program-wide financial commitment across its entire athletics program, including for financial aid, number of sports sponsored, recruiting, athletics facilities, rules compliance, coaching, team travel and academic support services ™ Membership standards should promote conference stability, provide access to Division I for qualifying institutions and treat institutions fairly in determining their status as members of Division I ™ The number and nature of multisport conferences in Division I are fundamental considerations in establishing the level, structure and scope of Division I championship competition, the allocation of financial benefits and access to services and governance of the division ™ The multisport conference is the foundation of the NCAA DI governance structure, championships structure, and compliance structure and is rightly positioned in the proposed Division I membership process as a gatekeeper in the new membership model ™ A more comprehensive definition of a multisport conference is appropriate ™ There is a finite level of resources, benefits and good will available to current members of the division, which should be maintained or enhanced through any further expansion of membership ™ Potential new members of Division I should be expected to demonstrate a sustained commitment to Division I standards, assumptions and the Division I philosophy statement before election to membership in the division ™ Current voting ratios/percentages by conference and subdivision within Division I should be maintained through appropriate mathematical adjustments in the event the membership increases ™ The Division I brand has a value that can be approximated through a calculation of the value of direct and indirect services and benefits, as well as of the “image” of Division I and its subdivisions

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APPENDIX J. DIVISION II PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT In addition to the purposes and fundamental policy of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as set forth in Constitution 1, members of Division II believe that a well-conducted intercollegiate athletics program, based on sound educational principles and practices, is a proper part of the educational mission of a university or college and that the educational well-being and academic success of the participating student-athlete is of primary concern. Higher education has lasting importance on an individual’s future success. For this reason, the positioning statement for the division and the emphasis for the student-athlete experience in Division II is a comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting. The Division II approach provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, learning in high-level athletics competition and development of positive societal attitudes in service to community. The balance and integration of these different areas of learning provide Division II student-athletes a path to graduation while cultivating a variety of skills and knowledge for life ahead. Members support the following attributes in the belief that these attributes assist in defining the division’s priorities and emphasize the division’s position within the Association: Learning; Service; Passion; Sportsmanship; Resourcefulness; and Balance. The positioning statement and the attributes shall serve as a guide for the preparation of legislation by the division and for planning and implementation of programs, initiatives and policies by member institutions, conferences and the Division II governance structure. Furthermore, a member of Division II believes in a set of common features, which assist in defining the division. Such features include exceptional teacher-to-student ratios that provide student-athletes with a quality education, a unique model of staffing in which coaches provide additional services such as teaching and mentoring, and the development of community partnerships and student-athlete participation in community engagement activities. A member of Division II also believes in the following principles, which assist in defining the division:

™ Promoting the academic success of its student-athletes, measured in part by an institution’s student-athletes graduating at least at the same rate as the institution’s student body; ™ That participation in intercollegiate athletics benefits the educational experience of its student-athletes and the entire campus community; ™ Offering opportunities for intercollegiate athletics participation consistent with the institution’s mission and philosophy; ™ That championships are intended to provide national-level competition among eligible student-athletes and teams of member institutions; ™ Preparing student-athletes to be good citizens, leaders and contributors in their communities; ™ Striving for equitable participation and competitive excellence, encouraging sportsmanship and ethical conduct, enhancing diversity and developing positive societal attitudes in all of its athletics’ endeavors; _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    105 

 

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™ Scheduling the majority of its athletics competition with other members of Division II, insofar as regional qualification, geographical location and traditional or conference scheduling patterns permit; ™ Recognizing the need to “balance” the role of the athletics program to serve both the institution (e.g., participants, student body, faculty-staff) and the general public (e.g., community, area, state); ™ Offering an opportunity for participation in intercollegiate athletics by awarding athletically related financial aid to its student-athletes; ™ That institutional control is a fundamental principle that supports the educational mission of a Division II institution and assumes presidential involvement and commitment. All funds supporting athletics should be controlled by the institution. The emphasis for an athletics department should be to operate within an institutionally approved budget and compliance with and self enforcement of NCAA regulations is an expectation of membership; and ™ That all members of Division II should commit themselves to this philosophy and to the regulations and programs of Division II.

APPENDIX K: EQUIVALENCIES There is a limit on the value (equivalency) of financial aid awards that an institution may provide in any academic year. In equivalency sports, each institutional financial aid award to a counter shall be computed as follows: (a) Once a student becomes a counter, the institution shall count all institutional aid received for room, board, tuition, and fees. Exempted government grants per Bylaw 15.2.5 and exempted institutional aid per Bylaw 15.02.4.3 specifically are excluded from this computation. (b) A fraction shall be created, with the amount received by the student-athlete (up to the value of a full grant-in-aid) as the numerator and the full grant-in-aid value for that student-athlete as the denominator based upon the actual cost or average cost of a full grant for all students at that institution. Financial aid unrelated to athletics ability received by the student-athlete in excess of a full grant-in-aid shall not be included in this computation. (c) The sum of all fractional and maximum awards received by counters shall not exceed the total limit for the sport in question for the academic year as a whole.

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APPENDIX L. DIVISION I MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS 20.9.1 Financial Aid Requirements. 20.9.1.1 Maximum Limitations. A member of Division I shall not make an award of financial aid (for which the recipient’s athletics ability is considered in any degree) in excess of the number permitted by the provisions of the bylaws governing Division I financial aid awards limitations 20.9.1.2 Minimum Awards. A member of Division I shall provide institutional financial assistance that equals one of the following: (a) A minimum of 50 percent of the maximum allowable grants in 14 sports, at least seven of which must be women’s sports. If an institution uses indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and cross country to meet the financial aid criterion, it must award the equivalent of at least 80 percent of the full grants for men and 80 percent of the full grants for women in those sports. If the institution counts two of those three sports to meet the financial aid criterion, it must award the equivalent of at least 70 percent of the full grants for men and 70 percent of the full grants for women. If the institution counts indoor and outdoor track and field as one sport, it must award the equivalent of at least 50 percent of the full grants for men and 50 percent of the full grants for women; (b) Financial aid representing a minimum aggregate expenditure of $1,148,451 in 2009-10 (with at least $574,225 in women’s sports), and $1,198,983 in 2010-11 (with at least $599,491 in women’s sports) exclusive of grants in football and men’s and women’s basketball, provided the aggregate grant value is not less than the equivalent of 38 full grants, with at least 19 full grants for women. The Administration Cabinet shall adjust the minimum aggregate figure annually to reflect inflation, based on changes in average national tuition charges for regionally accredited institutions. The Administration Cabinet shall announce the revised figure in the fall each year for the following academic year. If the institution does not sponsor men’s or women’s basketball, the minimum aggregate expenditure must be $758,213 in 2009-10 and $791,574 in 2010-11 for the gender without the basketball program, but in no case fewer than the equivalent of 29 full grants for that gender; (c) A minimum of the equivalent of 50 full grants (at least 25 full grants in women’s sports), exclusive of grants awarded in football and men’s and women’s basketball. If the member institution does not provide men’s or women’s basketball, it shall sponsor a minimum of 35 full grants in the sports program for the gender without the basketball program; or (d) A minimum of one-half of the required grants or aggregate expenditures cited in (a), (b) or (c) above, for institutions that depend on exceptional amounts of federal assistance to meet students’ financial needs. This provision shall be applicable to an institution in a given year if the average per-student allotment of Pell Grant dollars for undergraduates reported to the U.S. Department of Education the previous September is more than one standard deviation above the mean for all reporting Division I member institutions that year. If an institution does not qualify under this provision after having been able to do so the previous year, the institution may continue to use this alternative for one year and shall not be required to meet the provisions of (a), (b) or (c) above until the following year. This provision shall be applicable only to institutions that were members of Division I on September 1, 1990. _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    107 

 

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20.9.1.2.1 Aid Counted Toward Minimum Requirements. All institutional financial aid (including aid that is exempted from an equivalency computation per Bylaw 15.5.3.2.2) awarded by the member institution to a counter (per Bylaw 15.5.1) shall be used to meet the appropriate minimum. 20.9.1.2.2 Student-Athlete Who Has Exhausted Eligibility or Used Medical Exemption. Countable financial aid awarded to a student-athlete who has exhausted his or her eligibility in a sport during a previous academic year and countable aid provided to a medically exempt studentathlete per Bylaw 15.5.1.3 may be used to meet the appropriate minimum. 20.9.1.2.3 Award Requirement. To be included in reaching the appropriate minimum, the financial aid actually must be awarded. 20.9.1.2.4 Multisport Student-Athlete. Financial aid awarded to multisport student-athletes shall be counted against the minimum requirements pursuant to Bylaw 15.5.9. 20.9.1.2.5 Emerging Sports. Financial aid awarded to student-athletes in those emerging sports for women, as defined in Bylaw 20.02.5, may be counted in reaching the appropriate financial aid minimum requirements as well as for revenue distribution. 20.9.1.2.6 Non-NCAA Sports. Financial aid awarded in non-NCAA sports per Bylaw 20.9.4.2.1 may be counted in reaching the appropriate minimum, but financial aid awarded to those other than student athletes (e.g., cheerleaders) shall not be counted. 20.9.1.2.7 Exemptions—No Institutional Athletics Aid. Member institutions that did not award any athletically related financial aid in any sport as of January 11, 1991, shall be exempted from the minimum requirements. 20.9.1.2.8 On-Campus Employment. On-campus employment earnings during the academic year outside the athletics department for which athletics interests of the institution do not intercede on behalf of the student-athlete are not countable for team equivalency purposes per Bylaw 15.02.4.1-(a) but may be counted in reaching the appropriate minimum. 20.9.1.2.9 Submission of Annual Form. A member institution must submit its annual form regarding minimum financial aid awards to the NCAA national office not later than September 15. 20.9.1.2.10 Waiver of Minimum Financial Aid Awards. The Administration Cabinet, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may waive the minimum financial aid awards required for Division I membership based on objective evidence that demonstrates circumstances that warrant the waiver of the normal application of that legislation. 20.9.2 Regular-Season Eligibility. A member institution shall conduct its regular-season competition under eligibility rules at least as stringent as the provisions of Bylaw 14. 20.9.3 Three-Season Requirement. The institution shall sponsor at least one sport involving an all-male team or a mixed team of males and females and at least one sport involving an allfemale team in every sport season. An institution may use a sport to meet the three-season requirement only if the institution has met the minimum contests and participants requirements for sports sponsorship in that sport as set forth in Bylaw 20.9.4.3.

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20.9.3.1 Counting Multiseason Sports. If an institution sponsors the same sport in two different seasons, it may count the sport only in the season in which its team participates in the most contests. To be counted as a fall sport, the majority of an institution’s contests or dates of competition would have to occur from September through December; to be counted as a spring sport February through May. 20.9.3.2 Mixed Team. A mixed team is a varsity intercollegiate sports team on which at least one individual of each gender competes. 20.9.3.3 Single-Gender Institution Exception. Institutions that sponsor and conduct athletics programs for only one gender need not meet the four-sport/three-season requirement for the other gender. 20.9.3.4 Waiver Three-Season Requirement. The Administration Cabinet, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may waive the requirement that an active member shall conduct at least one sport in every sport season if the institution is precluded by its academic calendar and climatic conditions from conducting a sport in a particular season. 20.9.4 S ports Sponsorship. A member institution shall sponsor in a minimum of: (a) Seven varsity intercollegiate sports, including at least two team sports, based on the minimum requirements of Bylaw 20.9.4.3 and involving all-male teams or mixed teams of males and females, and seven varsity intercollegiate sports (of which a maximum of two emerging sports per Bylaw 20.02.5 may be used), including at least two team sports, based on the minimum requirements of Bylaw 20.9.4.3 and involving all-female teams; or (b) Six varsity intercollegiate sports, including at least two team sports, based on the minimum requirements of Bylaw 20.9.4.3 and involving all-male teams or mixed teams of males and females, and eight varsity intercollegiate sports (of which a maximum of two emerging sports per Bylaw 20.02.5 may be used), including at least two team sports, based on the minimum requirements of Bylaw 20.9.4.3 and involving all-female teams. (See Bylaws 20.9.7.1 and 20.9.8.1 for additional sports sponsorship requirements for member institutions participating in football.) 20.9.4.1 Acceptable Sports. The sports designated to meet the sports sponsorship criteria shall: (a) Be among those in which the Association sponsors a championship or emerging sports for women (per Bylaw 20.02.5); (b) Be recognized by the institution as varsity intercollegiate sports (see Constitution 3.2.4.5); and (c) Involve all-male teams, mixed teams of males and females or all-female teams. 20.9.4.1.1 Waiver. The Administration Cabinet, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may approve a request from an active member institution to designate one sport involving all-male teams or mixed teams of males and females and one sport involving allfemale teams other than those in which the Association sponsors a championship or one designated as an emerging sport per Bylaw 20.02.5 to meet the division sports sponsorship criteria.

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20.9.4.2 Waiver of Minimum Women’s Sports Sponsorship Criterion. The Administration Cabinet, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may grant waivers of the minimum women’s sports sponsorship requirement for active members in accordance with the procedures listed below: (a) The institution shall submit its request for a waiver, signed by the institution’s president or chancellor, to the NCAA president. The request shall include pertinent information supporting the institution’s request, and it shall be received in the national office (by mail or electronic transmission) not later than October 1. Any request received after that date shall be postmarked not later than September 22. (b) The institution shall provide data demonstrating that the ratio of male to female enrollment prohibits the offering of the required number of sports for women; or (c) The institution shall provide data demonstrating insufficient student interest in establishing or maintaining the requisite number of teams. (d) If the Administration Cabinet votes to reject the institution’s request, the institution shall be placed in a division for which it qualifies or in the restricted membership category pursuant to the provisions of Bylaw 20.2.5.1. 20.9.4.3 Minimum Contests and Participants Requirements for Sports Sponsorship. In each sport, the institution’s team shall engage in at least a minimum number of intercollegiate contests (against four-year, degree-granting collegiate institutions) each year. In the individual sports, the institution’s team shall include a minimum number of participants in each contest that is counted toward meeting the minimum-contests requirement. The following minimums are applicable: Team Sports Minimum Contests Individual Sports Minimum Contests Minimum Participants Baseball 27 Basketball 25 Field Hockey 11 Football 9 Men’s Ice Hockey 25 Women’s Ice Hockey 20 Lacrosse 10 Women’s Rowing 6 Women’s Rugby 6 Soccer 11 Softball 27 Volleyball 19 Men’s Water Polo 15 Women’s Water Polo 10 Women’s Bowling 8/5 Cross Country 6/5 Equestrian 6/12 Men’s Fencing 9/5 Women’s Fencing 9/5 Golf 8/5 Men’s Gymnastics 9/6 Women’s Gymnastics 9/5 Rifle 8/4 Skiing 5/5 Women’s Squash 8/9 Swimming and Diving 10/11 Tennis 12/5 Track and Field, Indoor 6/14 Track and Field, Outdoor 6/14 Wrestling 13/7 (Note: The minimum-contest requirements set forth in Bylaws 20.9.4.3.1 through 20.9.4.3.7 apply only to the provisions of this section and do not apply to minimum-contest requirements in Bylaws 14 and 17.) 20.9.4.3.1 Completion of Contest. To count as a contest, the institution’s team actually shall participate in and complete the contest. Scheduled contests that are canceled or not completed (in accordance with the playing rules of the sport in question) may not be counted. 20.9.4.3.2 Counting Multicontest Events in Team Sports. In the team sports, each game in a double header, triple header or tournament shall be counted as one contest.

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20.9.4.3.3 Counting Multiteam Events in Individual Sports. In the individual sports, not more than three institution-versus-institution meetings shall be counted as contests in any multiteam competition (e.g., quadrangular track and field meet). If the institution achieves a single score in competition with the other competing institutions (e.g., a conference championship), it shall be counted as one contest. 20.9.4.3.3.1 Meets with No Team Scoring. In the individual sports, a meet at which no team scoring is kept counts as a contest for the purpose of meeting the minimum-contest requirement, provided at least the minimum number of participants per Bylaw 20.9.4.3 participate on the institution’s team. 20.9.4.3.3.2 Regional Cross Country Qualifying Meets. An institution may count participation in a regional cross country meet in meeting the minimum-contest requirement, provided the institution meets the minimum-participant requirement per Bylaw 20.9.4.3 and no qualifying standards exist for participation in the meet. 20.9.4.3.4 Individual Sports—One or More Sites. In the individual sports, if the minimum number of student-athletes participating on one or more teams, at one or more sites, on behalf of the institution on the same day equals or exceeds the minimum number of participants per Bylaw 20.9.4.3, an institution may use the competition as a contest in meeting the minimum-contest requirements (see Bylaw 17.02.6.1). 20.9.4.3.4.1 Exception—Multiday Meets—Track and Field. In track and field, if the number of student-athletes participating in a multiday meet on behalf of the institution during the course of the entire meet equals or exceeds the minimum number of participants per Bylaw 20.9.4.3 and the meet is conducted on consecutive days, an institution may use the competition as a contest in meeting the minimum-contest requirements. 20.9.4.3.5 Contests in Two Seasons. If an institution sponsors the same sport in two different seasons of the same academic year, it may count contests in both seasons, provided regular varsity competition is sponsored in both seasons and is so listed on the institution’s official schedule in that sport. 20.9.4.3.6 Contests vs. Club Teams. A contest against a collegiate institution’s club team may not be counted toward meeting minimum-contest requirements. However, a member is not precluded from scheduling club teams. 20.9.4.3.7 Indoor Track and Field and Outdoor Track and Field. A member institution may receive credit for sponsoring both indoor track and field and outdoor track and field, provided its team participates in a total of at least 12 indoor and outdoor meets during the year, including at least four indoor and four outdoor meets.

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20.9.4.3.8 Waivers. 20.9.4.3.8.1 Minimum Contests and Participants. The Administration Cabinet, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may approve waivers of the minimum number of intercollegiate contests or the minimum number of participants in a contest in situations in which unforeseen circumstance beyond the institution’s control have prevented the completion of a scheduled competition or the participation of the required minimum number of individuals and, despite a good-faith effort, the institution was unable to engage in at least the required minimum number of intercollegiate contests. 20.9.4.3.8.2 Minimum Contests. The Administration Cabinet, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may approve an additional waiver of the minimum number of intercollegiate contests in a situation in which: (a) The member institution can document that it had scheduled (for that academic year) the appropriate minimum number of contests under enforceable game contracts executed in writing; (b) An opponent canceled a game that it had contracted to play that academic year; and (c) Despite a good-faith effort, the institution was unable to rearrange its schedule to play the appropriate minimum number of contests. 20.9.5 Scheduling—Sports Other Than Football, Basketball, Men’s Swimming and Diving and Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field. 20.9.5.1 Scheduling Requirement. In sports other than football, basketball, men’s swimming and diving and men’s indoor and outdoor track and field that a member institution uses to meet the Division I sports sponsorship criteria, an institution shall schedule and play 100 percent of its contests against Division I opponents to meet the minimum number of contests specified in Bylaw 20.9.4.3. The institution shall schedule and playat least 50 percent of its contests beyond the number specified in Bylaw 20.9.4.3 against Division I opponents. 20.9.5.1.1 Men’s Swimming and Diving and Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field. In men’s swimming and diving and men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, an institution shall schedule and play at least 50 percent of its contests against Division I opponents to satisfy the minimum number of contests specified in Bylaw 20.9.4.3. 20.9.5.1.2 Reclassifying Opponents. A reclassifying institution shall be counted as a Division I opponent in the year the reclassifying institution must comply with Division I scheduling requirements (year two of reclassifying). ip 20.9.5.1.3 Multiteam Tournament-Individual Sports. An institution may use competition in multiteam tournaments in an individual sport to meet the 100-percent-scheduling requirement, provided at least two-thirds of the institutions competing in each tournament are Division I members. If the multiteam event is not scored by division, an institution that is using the event in meeting the scheduling requirements must have the minimum required number of participants, per Bylaw 20.9.4.3. 20.9.5.1.4 Exception. The scheduling criteria in Bylaw 20.9.5.1 shall not apply in those sports in which the only championships opportunity is the National Collegiate Championship per Bylaw 18.02.1.1 or in which there is no NCAA-sponsored postseason championship.

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20.9.5.1.5 Provisional Member Opponents. A Division I provisional institution shall be counted as a Division I opponent in the year the Division I provisional institution must comply with Division I scheduling requirements (year two of the provisional process). 20.9.5.1.6 Waiver—Situations Beyond Institutional Control. The Administration Cabinet, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may approve waivers of the scheduling requirement in situations beyond the control of the institution (e.g., weather conditions or natural disasters) that prevent the completion of scheduled competition. 20.9.6 Basketball Scheduling. 20.9.6.1 Four-Game Limit. An institution may schedule and play not more than four basketball games in an academic year against institutions that are not members of Division I. 20.9.6.1.1 Two-Game Limit for Provisional Members. A provisional member shall schedule and play not more than two basketball games in an academic year against institutions that are not members of Division I. A provisional member is required to apply scheduling criteria beginning with year two of the provisional process. 20.9.6.1.1.1 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. Contests played in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico shall not be counted for purposes of meeting the division’s scheduling requirement if such games are exempt from counting toward the playing-season limitations. 20.9.6.2 One-Third of Men’s Contests in Home Arena. An active member or a provisional member must play at least one-third of its regular-season men’s basketball contests in the arena regularly used for the institution’s home games. A provisional member is required to apply scheduling criteria beginning with year two of the provisional process. 20.9.6.2.1 Multiple-Home Arenas. In meeting the home-arena requirement, an institution may use more than one arena, provided each arena is located within a 30-mile radius of the institution’s main campus and each arena is used annually by the institution for at least two home basketball contests. 20.9.6.3 Counting Contests. 20.9.6.3.1 Membership Classification of Opponents. In determining whether an institution meets the scheduling criteria, each opponent shall be counted as it was classified on September 1 of the academic year involved. 20.9.6.3.1.1 Reclassifying Opponents. A reclassifying institution shall be counted as a Division I opponent in the year the reclassifying institution must comply with Division I scheduling requirements (year two of the reclassifying process). 20.9.6.3.1.2 Provisional Member Opponents. A Division I provisional institution shall be counted as a Division I opponent in the year the Division I provisional institution must comply with Division I scheduling requirements (year two of the provisional process). 20.9.6.3.1.3 Waiver. The Administration Cabinet, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may grant a waiver of the provisions of Bylaw 20.9.6.4.1 in cases of reclassification of an opponent when there is an enforceable game contract, executed in writing, or in the case of similar contractual problems. 20.9.7 Football Bowl Subdivision Requirements. [FBS] An institution classified in the Football Bowl Subdivision shall meet the additional requirements listed below.

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20.9.7.1 Sports Sponsorship. [FBS] The institution shall sponsor a minimum of 16 varsity intercollegiate sports, including football, based on the minimum sports sponsorship and scheduling requirements set forth in Bylaws 20.9.4 and 20.9.4.3, including a minimum of six sports involving all-male teams or mixed teams of males and females, and a minimum of eight varsity intercollegiate sports (of which a maximum of two emerging sports per Bylaw 20.02.5 may be used) based on the minimum sports sponsorship and scheduling requirements set forth in Bylaws 20.9.4 and 20.9.4.3 and involving all-female teams, subject to the waiver provision in Bylaw 20.9.4.2. 20.9.7.2 Football Scheduling Requirement. [FBS] The institution shall schedule and play at least 60 percent of its football games against members of the Football Bowl Subdivision. The institution shall schedule and play at least five regular season home games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents. For purposes of satisfying the scheduling requirement, a contest shall be considered a home contest if it is played in the stadium in which an institution conducts at least 50 percent of its home contests. In addition, an institution may use one home contest against a Football Bowl Subdivision member conducted at a neutral site to satisfy the home-game requirement. 20.9.7.2.1 Exception—Football Championship Subdivision Opponent. [FBS] Each year, a Football Bowl Subdivision institution may count one contest against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent to satisfy the football-scheduling requirement specified in Bylaw 20.9.7.2, provided the Football Championship Subdivision opponent has averaged 90 percent of the permissible maximum number of grants-in-aid per year in football over a rolling two-year period. 20.9.7.2.2 Membership Classification of Opponents. [FBS] In determining whether an institution meets the scheduling criteria of the Football Bowl Subdivision, each opponent shall be counted as it was classified on September 1 of the academic year involved. 20.9.7.2.2.1 Reclassifying Opponents. [FBS] A reclassifying institution shall be counted as a football bowl subdivision opponent in the year the reclassifying institution must meet the football bowl subdivision scheduling requirements (year two of the reclassifying process). 20.9.7.2.2.2 Waiver. [FBS] The members of the Administration Cabinet representing Football Bowl Subdivision conferences, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may grant a waiver of the provisions of Bylaw 20.9.7.2.2 in cases of reclassification of an opponent when there is an enforceable game contract, executed in writing, or in the case of similar contractual problems. 20.9.7.2.3 Canceled Games. [FBS] A canceled game shall not be counted toward meeting the Football Bowl Subdivision scheduling criterion unless the members of the Administration Cabinet representing football bowl subdivision conferences, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, approves a waiver of the criterion in a situation in which: (a) The member institution can document that it had scheduled (for that academic year) the appropriate minimum percentage of contests with members of the Football Bowl Subdivision, under enforceable game contracts executed in writing;

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(b) An opponent canceled a game that it had contracted to play that academic year; and (c) Despite a good-faith effort, the institution was unable to re-arrange its schedule to play the appropriate percentage of contests with members of Football Bowl Subdivision. 20.9.7.2.4 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. [FBS] Games played in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico shall not be counted for purposes of meeting the subdivision’s scheduling requirement if such games are exempt from counting toward the playing-season limitations. 20.9.7.3 Football-Attendance Requirements. [FBS] Once every two years on a rolling basis, the institution shall average at least 15,000 in actual or paid attendance for all home football games. 20.9.7.3.1 Counting Attendance. [FBS] 20.9.7.3.1.1 Actual Attendance. [FBS] For purposes of computing actual attendance figures, an individual may be counted if any one of the following conditions applies: (a) Attendees are issued tickets that are collected on admission to the game and retained; (b) Attendees enter through and are counted by a turnstile that is monitored by a representative of the department of athletics who verifies in writing the accuracy of the count on a per-game basis; or (c) Attendees enter through a gate at which a representative of the department of athletics counts them individually with a manual counter, and the representative provides a written statement verifying the accuracy of the count on a per-game basis. 20.9.7.3.1.2 Paid Attendance. [FBS] For purposes of computing paid attendance figures, tickets must be sold for at least one-third of the highest regular established ticket price as established prior to the season, regardless of whether they are used for admission. Tickets sold at less than one-third of the highest regular established price may be counted as paid attendance only if they are used for admission. Student attendance may be counted as paid attendance if the student pays at least one-third of the highest regular established ticket price or, if the student actually attends the game and any one of the following conditions applies: (a) The student paid an athletics fee; (b) The student paid an institutional fee of which a certain portion was allocated to the department of intercollegiate athletics; or (c) The student paid no athletics fee, but the institution allocated to the department of intercollegiate athletics a certain portion of tuition income or general operating funds as the equivalent of a student athletics fee. 20.9.7.3.1.2.1 Student Attendance. [FBS] Student attendance must be verified through one of the following methods: (a) Such students are issued tickets that are collected on admission to the game and retained; (b) Such students enter through and are counted by a turnstile (which is not used by others in attendance) that is monitored by a representative of the department of athletics who verifies in writing the accuracy of the count on a per-game basis; or (c) Such students enter through a gate (that is not used by others in attendance) at which a representative of the department of athletics counts them individually with a manual counter, and the representative provides a written statement verifying the accuracy of the count on a per-game basis. _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    115 

 

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20.9.7.3.1.2.1.1 Noncounted Students. [FBS] Student-athletes and cheerleaders scheduled by the institution to be at the game and students performing services at the stadium (e.g., concessionaires, ticket takers, parking-lot attendants, ushers, groundskeepers) shall not be counted toward meeting the attendance requirements. 20.9.7.3.1.2.2 Exchange of Tickets with Opponent. [FBS] For an institution to meet the football bowl subdivision attendance requirements, tickets for a football contest obtained by an institution through an exchange agreement or a purchase agreement with another institution may be used only if sold for at least one-third of the highest regular established ticket price and are used to attend the game. 20.9.7.3.2 Certified Audit. [FBS] In meeting the football-attendance requirements of the Football Bowl Subdivision, an institution must undertake an annual certified audit verifying its football attendance. The audited football-attendance figures must be received in the NCAA national office not later than the February 15 following the completion of the football season, and NCAA national office staff shall verify compliance with all the Football Bowl Subdivision attendance requirements. The certified audit and materials (including the ticket manifest) must be available for inspection for a four-year period. 20.9.7.4 Additional Financial Aid Requirements. [FBS] The institution shall satisfy the following additional financial aid requirements: (a) Provide an average of at least 90 percent of the permissible maximum number of overall football grants-in-aid per year over a rolling two-year period; and (b) Annually offer a minimum of 200 athletics grants-in-aids or expend at least four million dollars on grants-in-aid to student-athletes in athletics programs. 20.9.7.4.1 Type of Financial Aid Counted. [FBS] The institution shall count only athletically related financial aid awarded to counters (as defined in Bylaw 15.02.3). 20.9.7.4.2 Exception—National Service Academies. [FBS] The national service academies are exempt from all financial aid requirements set forth in Bylaw 20.9.7. 20.9.7.5 Noncompliance with Football Bowl Subdivision Criteria. [FBS] 20.9.7.5.1 Notice of Noncompliance. [FBS] An institution that fails to satisfy any of the Football Bowl Subdivision membership requirements shall receive notice of such noncompliance. After receiving notice, any further noncompliance with the Football Bowl Subdivision requirements within a 10-year period shall cause the institution to be placed in restricted membership. 20.9.7.5.2 Restricted Membership. [FBS] While in restricted membership, the institution shall not be eligible for postseason football competition. At the conclusion of the one-year period, the institution shall be granted membership in its preferred subdivision, provided the institution complies with the subdivision’s criteria. If the member does not meet the criteria of any subdivision at the end of the restricted membership period, the institution may continue to be classified as a Division I member in sports other than football, provided the institution satisfies the Division I membership requirements set forth in Bylaws 20.9.1 through 20.9.6. A Division I member that loses Football Bowl Subdivision status must comply with the multidivision classification requirements set forth in Bylaw 20.4 to regain such status. _________________________________________________________________________________  UC San Diego DI/Football Feasibility Study   ‐‐‐   Conducted by Athletics Staffing & Consultants                                                    116 

 

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20.9.7.6 Waivers. [FBS] There shall be no waivers of the Football Bowl Subdivision membership requirements. 20.9.8 Football Championship Subdivision Requirements. [FCS] An institution classified as a Football Championship Subdivision member shall meet the additional requirements listed below. 20.9.8.1 Sports Sponsorship. [FCS] The institution shall sponsor in Division I a minimum of: (a) Seven varsity intercollegiate sports, including football, based on the minimum requirements of Bylaws 20.9.4 and 20.9.4.3 and involving all-male teams or mixed teams of males and females, and seven varsity intercollegiate sports (of which a maximum of two emerging sports per Bylaw 20.02.5 may be utilized) based on the minimum requirements of Bylaws 20.9.4 and 20.9.4.3 and involving all-female teams, subject to the waiver provision in Bylaw 20.9.4.2, or (b) Six varsity intercollegiate sports, including football, based on the minimum requirements of Bylaws 20.9.4 and 20.9.4.3 and involving all-male teams or mixed teams of males and females, and eight varsity intercollegiate sports (of which a maximum of two emerging sports per Bylaw 20.02.5 may be utilized) based on the minimum requirements of Bylaws 20.9.4 and 20.9.4.3 and involving all-female teams, subject to the waiver provision in Bylaw 20.9.4.2. 20.9.8.2 Football Scheduling Requirement. [FCS] The institution shall schedule and play more than 50 percent of its football games against Football Bowl Subdivision or Football Championship Subdivision members. 20.9.8.2.1 Membership Classification of Opponents. [FCS] In determining whether an institution meets the scheduling criteria of the Football Championship Subdivision, each opponent shall be counted as it was classified on September 1 of the academic year involved. 20.9.8.2.1.1 Reclassifying Opponents. [FCS] A reclassifying institution shall be counted as a Football Championship Subdivision opponent in the year the reclassifying institution must comply with Football Championship Subdivision scheduling requirements (year two of the reclassifying process). 20.9.8.2.1.2 Provisional Member Opponents. [FCS] A Football Championship Subdivision provisional institution shall be counted as a Football Championship Subdivision opponent in the year the provisional institution must comply with Football Championship Subdivision scheduling requirements (year two of the provisional process). 20.9.8.2.1.3 Waiver. [FCS] The Football Championship Subdivision Governance Committee, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may grant a waiver of the provisions of Bylaw 20.9.8.2.1 in cases of reclassification of an opponent when there is an enforceable game contract, executed in writing, or in the case of similar contractual problems. 20.9.8.2.2 Canceled Games. [FCS] A canceled game shall not be counted toward meeting the football championship subdivision scheduling criterion unless the Football Championship Subdivision Governance Committee, by a two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, approves a waiver of the criterion in a situation in which: (a) The member institution can document that it had scheduled (for that academic year) the appropriate minimum percentage of contests with members of the football championship subdivision, under enforceable game contracts executed in writing;

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(b) An opponent canceled a game that it had contracted to play that academic year; and (c) Despite a good-faith effort, the institution was unable to re-arrange its schedule to play the appropriate percentage of contests with football championship subdivision members. 20.9.8.2.3 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. [FCS] Games played in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico shall not be counted for purposes of meeting the subdivision’s scheduling requirement if such games are exempt from counting toward the playing-season limitations. 20.9.8.2.4 Geographical Waiver—Football Championship Subdivision. [FCS] The Football Championship Subdivision Governance Committee, by two-thirds majority of its members present and voting, may waive the provisions of Bylaw 20.9.8.2 for a Football Championship Subdivision institution that does not offer athletically related financial aid in football, or which offers fewer than 20 percent of the maximum allowable number of scholarships in the Football Championship Subdivision and was classified in Division II prior to September 1993, if it is determined that fewer than six other Championship Subdivision Football programs exist within a 500-mile radius of the institution’s campus that do not offer athletically related financial aid in football or which offer fewer than 20 percent of the maximum allowable number of scholarships in the football championship subdivision and were classified in Division II prior to September 1993. An institution must calculate the percentage based upon the amount of athletically related financial aid received by its student-athletes, as opposed to including all institutional aid.  

 

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