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Athletic director Mike Bohn says donations paid for bringing in the moral support.The Daily Camera reportsthe tab totaled $67,200.

First the athletic department flew 50 students to Los Angeles and paid for their lodging and tickets to watch the men's and women's basketball teams at the Pac-12 tournament. Then, Colorado subsidized travel for 110 fans to go to Albuquerque, N.M., to watch the men's team play Baylor in the NCAA tournament. Those fans paid only $50 for their travel and tickets.

Students were selected based on attendance at previous games, with extra points for attending women's games.