http://www.buffzone.com/ci_25256326/rick-george-cu-buffs-athletic-department-wont-pay I understand Rick George's point, but it could've been handled better PR wise. Would've been better to say "Private donations funded the C-Unit trip in the past, and we hope we can count on our donors to help create the same dynamic atmosphere at the Pac-12 tournament that we enjoy at the Coors Event Center. Please make a donation at cubuffs.com." I'm aware of the AD's financial position, maybe George feels he needs to cry poor to those who don't in order to attain more donations? I would and do not expect the AD to pay for students to attend out of their own pocket, but could they not help out C-Unit? All it takes is a link on the homepage for 2 weeks and 1 email blast.