Students’ Perceptions of the Benefits and Costs of Transitioning to FBS Football: An Exploratory Study (pp. 73-86)
Authors: Christopher R. Barnhill, Mauro Palmero, and Wonyoung Kim
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore student beliefs regarding perceived benefits and costs of transitioning to FBS football. Students at a large, public university, in the Southeastern United States were asked to declare their support for the university’s upcoming transition from FBS to FCS football. Students were then asked to rate the likelihood of multiple potential benefits and costs associated with the transition. The results indicate that students who support transitioning to FBS believe that university and community will receive multiple benefits from playing FBS football. Students who do not support the move were concerned with the financial costs of the transition.