The University of Alabama athletics department paid $4.3-million on an eight-day trip in January to Pasadena, Calif., for college football’s national championship game, according to an analysis of expense reports obtained by The Birmingham News. Nearly one-third of the expenses came from bonuses to coaches and administrators, the study found. The rest included travel, meals, lodging, and entertainment. The university’s estimated revenue from the game came to about $3.7-million. In the game itself, Alabama defeated the University of Texas to win its first national title since 1992.