University Of Iowa Raffling Off Free Tuition For Students Who Buy Football Season Tickets

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 12.32.25 PM

Getting fans into the stadium on Saturdays can sometimes be a challenge for teams not named Alabama, Texas, Ohio State, Florida State, etc. When you aren’t a traditionally great football program, fans don’t always line up to actually go to the games after tailgating. To curb this problem, schools are starting to offer incentives for their students. For example, SMU will now sell beer inside its stadium at games and the University of Iowa will offer a raffle that includes free tuition, along with other prizes.

Students can begin ordering season tickets on August 1, and they will all be automatically entered into the raffle to win prizes. The school will hand out 11 total prizes, and five lucky students will win free tuition for the 2014-15 school year. The other prizes include a watch party inside the press box during an away game (yawn), $500 in free books (only to be sold back for $1 apiece at the end of the semester), and four $1,000 gift cards to the Hy-Vee grocery store (presumably to spend solely on frozen pizza and beer).

Gary Barta, Iowa’s director of athletics, says the initiative is an effort to get students inside the stadium to cheer on the Hawkeyes…to another 6-8 win season.

From Press-Citizen:

“We want students in Kinnick Stadium, and the staff has spent the year listening and planning ways to increase the fun and excitement. A loud and active student section is such an important part of the game day experience.”

Students can choose from two different season ticket options: a six-game option, which keeps them from watching Nebraska clobber the Hawkeyes in person, or a seven-game option, which includes every home game.

Personally, you’d have to give me free tuition in order to watch one–let alone six or seven–Big Ten games.

[via Press-Citizen]

  1. Texas Tux and Oil

    Tailgating every home game for 5 years in a shitty conference and never setting foot inside the stadium. TFM

    10 years ago at 1:12 pm
    1. Fratgineer

      He’s just bitter because June Jones hasn’t delivered like he did with Hawaii.

      10 years ago at 2:31 pm
    1. FrattyWill

      True. Unless you went 6-2 in conference play, won your region, lost the other 4 games. Lost in conference championship. Lost in bowl game. 6-8

      10 years ago at 2:24 pm
      1. roundrockdonuts

        A 6-6 team in the championship game of bcs AQ conference? Stop trying to defend his shitty writing please

        10 years ago at 4:26 pm
  2. roundrockdonuts

    Also boulevard you can’t talk shit about football. You went to SMU. Y’all haven’t been good since Craig James was still killing hookers. Y’all aren’t even one of the Big Ten teams in the state of Texas

    10 years ago at 1:56 pm
  3. CMUBeta455

    Do some research before writing this crap, 6-8… also dominating Nebraska at Memorial Stadium…
    Go Hawks

    10 years ago at 2:25 pm
  4. Rocky Fratboa

    Any Big Ten game? Visit DeVry Guy up in Madison and then go politely fuck yourself

    10 years ago at 4:07 pm
  5. State Street Steve

    If you think watching Big Ten Football is terrible. Try watching Purdue win 1 game last season.

    10 years ago at 4:08 pm