Saw this video above on MPR’s NewsCut blog when I returned to work yesterday. Makes you cheer for the underdog.
Incoming Ball State freshman Markus Burden won free tuition for a semester — worth about $11,000 — by making a half-court shot.
And Colorado State University gave freshman Andrew Schneeweis a year’s tuition worth about $9,300 for his basket.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.