Duke uses its basketball program to fund the rest of its athletic department. The luxury suites at Carter-Finley Stadium keep N.C. State's athletic wheels greased.
Those are conventional methods of funding an athletic program and improving facilities. The University of Hawaii is thinking outside the box and inside the can.
Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii will donate 25 cents from every case of Budweiser, Bud Light, and Bud Select products sold across the state, in an amount up to $100,000, according to the Honolulu Advertiser.
Given this precedent, perhaps UNC can reach out to the DMV for a portion of the court costs generated by the basketball team this summer.