STORRS, Conn. — Data provided by the University of Connecticut shows its football and two basketball programs turned profits in the past fiscal year, enough to keep the school's entire athletic operation running in the black.

Spokesman Mike Enright says the football team took in approximately $15.2 million in direct revenue in the form of things such as ticket sales, game guarantees, radio rights, conference revenue and bowl revenue for the year that ended June 30.

He said the program, which went to its first BCS bowl game in January, had another $6.1 million in indirect revenue, which includes fundraising, marketing, corporate sponsorships, licensing, merchandising and concessions. The team had $17.9 million in expenses, which includes $3.4 million in scholarships, putting the program in the black by $1.6 million.