Well, let's look at this in a different lignt then.
Is it an ncaa violation for us (fans) to get involved and pay for the expenses? If it is not, Turbine, why don't we start a fundraiser here to raise money to reimberse the expenses. This would be a win-win for us ... first, the UL athlete is competing at the highest level for free; they will not really care if it was UL admin or UL fans that footed the bill; it is still a benefit for UL. Second, the admin sees that we care about our athletes and will put forth more effort in the future. I do consider this an RCAF type expenditure ... maybe they should come forward with the support and we could earmark donations to them for the cause.
If it is not an ncaa violation, we need to pay for it!