Davidson ofers to pay for students trips to 16

<p>To all Davidson Students: Given the extraordinary nature of the success of the men's basketball team, Davidson's Trustees have graciously offered to pay the expenses of those students who are able to attend the game in Detroit on Friday night. We realize that for some students, academic and other obligations will preclude taking advantage of this offer. Please note that classes are NOT cancelled on Friday. </p>

<p>We all know that, at Davidson, academics come first. This offer is not intended to encourage students to miss classes. Students, please consider going to the game ONLY if this is, academically, the right decision for you. For those of you who cannot go to Detroit, the game will be shown on the large screen in the Alvarez College Union and there will be plenty of Davidson Wildcat spirit here on campus. </p>

<p>For those of you who are able to attend without detriment to your academics, please follow the instructions below: </p>

<p>If you want to attend the games in Detroit and do not yet have a ticket, you must email Traci Russ-Wilson at _____ by 4:00 pm today. </p>

<p>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. </p>

<p>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. </p>

<p>We are so grateful that our Trustees, on their own initiative, have so generously offered this gift to Davidson students. For many reasons this week, including our Trustees' support and commitment to our students, it is a great day to be a Wildcat.</p>

<p>-- Tom Ross</p>


<p>What a treat for the Davidson community. I know if I were a Wildcat, I'd definitely go. Who knows, it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity!</p>

<p>Sweet - 16!</p>

<p>That's awesome! I live near Detroit and am excitedly hosting some friends who are Davidson alums this weekend...while I did not go there, I have been so impressed with the people I've met who did, and I'm now encouraging my little brother to apply there. I hope they win again on Friday!</p>

<p>This is so cool.</p>

<p>I agree, very cool.</p>

<p>I really wanna go there.</p>

<p>The above story was on our local news channel tonight. The reporter was in Davidson to see the team bus off. The street was lined with people wearing Davidson t-shirts, waving pompoms and holding up signs wishing the team good luck. The whole town really supports Davidson athletics.</p>

<p>The Charlotte Observer has a video link from their home page.</p>

<p>A</a> "Sweet 16" Send-Off</p>

<p>It's nice to see someone other than Duke and UNC getting all the bball press around here!</p>

<p>Nice video. I picked Davidson in the first round, but I have Wisc in the Final Four, so Davidson's roll must end here! :)</p>