"Of the 372 people who traveled to Boise, 226 were ISU students," Van De Velde said. "The revenue we were able to make on the Humanitarian Bowl will allow us to offset our scholarship costs, which have risen by more than $1 million in the last two years."
The Iowa State athletic department will pay nearly $5 million for athletic scholarships to the University during the 2003-04 school year.
Iowa State netted $192,000 after its trip to the Insight.com Bowl in 2000 and $210,000 from its Independence Bowl trip in 2001.
"This is another way the football program is able to assist all of the 18 sports at Iowa State," Van De Velde said.