Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/12
(Eds: Minor editing. With BC-Moving Up to FBS; for sports and general news circuits; also moved in advance.) By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer On the field, the game looks similar. When it comes to money, the schools in the Football Championship Subdivision and the top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision play on different planets. Five programs - Georgia State, Texas-San Antonio, South Alabama, Massachusetts and Texas State - are at various stages in the two-year transition process to FBS this season. Economically, the outcomes may vary widely from school to school. But overall, the difference between FCS and FBS is a matter of degree: much higher revenues, but also more expenses and, in many cases, much higher losses requiring the university to cover the difference. Overall, a small majority of FBS football programs do generate more revenue than they cost - about $4 million on average, according to NCAA data collected by Daniel Fulks of Transylvania University (virtually no FCS progr...
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