I stopped watching football around 5:00 tonight, thinking the Orange Bowl was going to get out of hand, and from the look of things in the open thread, a lot of us may have had the same idea. The game did in fact get close at 17-10, so I tuned back in.
The announcers (briefly) mentioned that NIU bussed students down to the game. At first, I didn't even realize what they said. After a few seconds, I had a "eureka" moment... and decided to look into things.
Here are facts I found:
- 26 buses were used.
- More than 1,300 students made the trip.
- The trip was roughly 1,400 miles.
- For $150 the school offered the bus trip, 2 nights in a hotel, and transportation to and from the game.
I would add this squarely into the list of UCLA Administration Failures.
Dan Guerrero's possible responses?