If you needed another reason to cheer for Davidson in the NCAA Tournament tomorrow night, here's a great one: The school's administration is paying for students to go to Detroit for the Sweet 16.
Seriously: The trustees are paying for all of it. From a letter from school president Tom Ross:
The bus will leave at approximately 6 a.m. on Friday morning. It is approximately an 11 hour ride to Detroit. We will make hotel reservations for you ( 2 students per room). Tickets are for Sessions 1 and 2. If Davidson wins on Friday night, they will play again on Sunday afternoon (exact time not yet known). Win or lose, the bus will leave on Sunday afternoon after the Session 2 game ends. You will most likely arrive back in Davidson on Monday morning between 4 am and 6 am.
If you have already booked a package with the bus that leaves campus on Friday morning (bus, tickets, hotel), then your credit card will not be charged. If you have purchased a ticket and are handling transportation and lodging on your own, then you will be reimbursed for the face value of the ticket only. All of this will be handled next week.
Of course, this is easier to do with a college enrollment of 1,700 undergraduates — about 1/20th of what Wisconsin has — but still ... pretty freaking awesome. Go Wildcats!
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