KU recruiting budget tops Big 12

January 20, 2012


Kansas University’s athletic department had the Big 12’s biggest overall recruiting budget for men’s sports during the 2010-11 school year, according to

KU spent $1,033,618 in recruiting student-athletes for its men’s teams in 2010-11. It averaged out to $206,723.60 per team and $3,731.47 per athlete.

Baylor spent $755,226; Iowa State $769,272; Kansas State $648,599; Missouri $621,949; Oklahoma $837,890; Oklahoma State $482,596; Texas $989,370; Texas A&M; $555,563; Texas Tech $892,436.

The Big 12 school which spent the most on recruiting female student-athletes in 2010-11 was Texas.

Texas spent $481,019.00 in recruitment expenses for its women’s sports teams. KU spent $410,536 for an average of $46,726.22 per team or $1,465.28 per athlete. Baylor spent $383,720; ISU $252,744; KSU $234,303; MU $239,910; OU $425,677; OSU $197,527; Texas A&M; $300,225; Texas Tech $292,363.


Hammertoe 6 years, 5 months ago

K-State spends 40% less on recruiting and has a 13-1 record last year and a 4 -1 record this year versus KU..... that speaks volumes. KU athletics is like the government in wasteful spending.

stevieboy 6 years, 5 months ago

this is funny...VCU, and no conference wins in

CardHawkFan 6 years, 5 months ago

The math is simple, K-State did a much better job recruiting the state than TG & Co., which means less time and money spent on travel for KSU. The same staff, who is no longer here, then had to search the country high and low to convince anyone to come to KU. Good riddance and welcome Coach Weis. By the way Hammertoe, unfortunately we here at KU realize that our recruiting territory for basketball is, oh say, the entire US so that is going to cost a little money when you are able to walk into all of the top recruits' living rooms.

Confrontation 6 years, 5 months ago

Pretty sure they're not just talking football here. K-State can't even dream of recruiting like Bill Self in basketball. Kansas men's basketball is the only team that the state is known for. No one cares about K-State outside of Manhattan and western Kansas.

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