Florida International University came up with a unique approach to building student support of its nascent football program: bribery.
In an attempt to get students to come out and support their football team during home games, Florida International University is offering some creative incentives.
Here’s the pitch:
During each of the next four home games — starting with Saturday’s contest — three students will be chosen at random in the fourth quarter to receive a $500 scholarship for college expenses.
Another four students will win coveted parking upgrades. The sweet deal would allow the winners to park in faculty parking spots for a month.
“We are doing this because we want to create a fan experience and build an affinity for FIU,” said Sandy Gonzalez-Levy, senior vice president of external affairs.
There wasn’t much else they could do, since attendance at games is already free.