Sunday, December 11, 2005

From The You've Got To Be Kidding Me File...

It appears that Rutgers students are so pumped about their appearance in this month's Insight Bowl that well, they need a little something for the effort.

That's right, the school's alumni along with the state government are paying students $300 to make the trip to Phoenix.

There's still no word on how much Auburn's administration will be paying its students to make the trip to Orlando. Hold you breath on that one. Here's the rest of the story...

Rutgers students who want to cheer on the Scarlet Knights at the Insight Bowl are getting some financial help from the university.

About 275 Rutgers students will be randomly selected to receive $300 stipends for travel expenses to the Dec. 27 game in Phoenix. The game against Arizona State is only Rutgers' second bowl appearance and its first in 27 years.

"The university encourages students to support the football team at the Insight Bowl. Events like these enrich the college experience," said Gregory Blimling, Rutgers' vice president for student affairs.

The travel money comes from more than $85,000 donated by alumni and others, including a $25,000 state donation authorized by acting Gov. Richard J. Codey.

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