Getting a scholarship is as easy as tailgating and enjoying some football for University of Iowa students this year.
After seeing a decline in student season ticket sales, the school is getting creative in order to get more kids in the seats. According to the Associated Press, the university is offering five randomly selected students a year of free tuition for purchasing season tickets for the 2014 season.
But if students don’t win the grand prize that will make their parents jump for joy, there are other incentives for buying tickets by the Aug. 1 deadline. One lucky Hawkeye will win an away game viewing party in the press box, one will win up to $500 in free books and four students will cover the pizza and beer for the year, winning $1,000 gift cards to the Hy-Vee grocery store.
Hey, Big Ten football might not be the best, but a free year of school certainly is.
UPDATE (9:47 p.m.): Some things are just too good to be true.
Iowa athletic director Gary Barta released a statement later on Wednesday in response to questions about the legality of the promotion.
“This afternoon we learned of concerns related to a student football promotion,” Barta said. “A question has been raised whether the promotion is compliant with state raffle laws. I have suspended the promotion temporarily as we determine how to make sure that this promotion is in complete compliance.
“In the end, our goal is to do everything possible to make sure that the student experience at Hawkeye football games is as fun and exciting as possible.”
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