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FSU lost money up front on title trip

Updated: April 21, 2014, 5:48 PM ET
By David M. Hale | ESPN.com

Florida State won its third national championship in Pasadena, Calif., in January, but the appearance in the final BCS title game also cost the university nearly a half-million dollars.

Florida State reported expenses of $2,820,613 -- nearly half of which came from transportation costs -- which exceeded the revenue generated from its BCS appearance by a total of $481,213.

The loss does not come as a surprise for FSU. Athletics director Stan Wilcox said in February that playing ...

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