RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) "We're going to St. Louis, gonna watch the Colonels beat Kansas," said EKU student Nicholas Fazzio.
Dawning their EKU maroon, students loaded up two buses, buying tickets at $35 a head, while boosters and the EKU dance team loaded up on a third, to make the five hour trip west.
If the Colonels upset the Kansas Jayhawks this afternoon, they'll only have to pay an additional $35 for the next game in the St. Louis regional, and that covers the game ticket, transportation and lodging.
"It's a huge different experience that we don't get to experience at Eastern a whole lot, so it's a heck of an experience and I'm excited," said Fazzio.
"It's a once in a lifetime chance, it's gonna be awesome," added J.P. Fisher.
EKU housing and the student government are helping foot the bill for the one hundred students.