Effects of proposals no. 20 & 37 on the men's basketball budget at Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech


This thesis attempted to determine whether or not Proposals No. 20 and 37 helped reduce budgetary expenses in the men’s basketball budget at Virginia Tech. Proposals No. 20 and 37 deal with telephone and recruiting expenses and only those two areas of the basketball budget were examined. Only the years from June 1990 to July 1991 and June 1991 to July 1992 were compared in the study.

The telephone records were matched with recruiting files so only those calls associated with recruiting could be identified, thus indicating whether or not Proposal No. 20 was effective. The recruiting account was examined and the on-campus and off-campus expenses were separated so that it could be determined if Proposal No. 37 was effective in reducing recruiting expenses.

The results of the study led to two conclusions. First, there was a slight increase in the total expenditures on telephone recruiting calls during the 1991- 92 year as compared to the 1990-91 year. Second, the total percentage of the recruiting budget for off-campus expenses increased from 1990-91 to 1991-92 although the dollar amount expended decreased.