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U. hopes to add Oly tickets to fund

Some hot tickets to the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies will get a lot hotter over the next few months if University of Utah administrators have their way.

They hope to leverage 200 tickets — 100 for each ceremony — that the university has already purchased into a student scholarship fund underwritten by donors who are willing to pay several times the tickets' face value of around $800.

No dollar amount goal for the scholarship has been set, but it would be an endowment fund that would essentially continue forever, perpetuated by interest from the initial donations.