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Calipari to Pay Spring Tuition for Two Students at Blue-White Game

Calipari to Pay Spring Tuition for Two Students at Blue-White Game

Going to college is a lot of fun. Going to college for a semester tuition-free is even better.

For the third year in a row, Kentucky head coach John Calipari will pay the 2016 spring semester in-state tuition for two lucky UK students who attend Tuesday’s Blue-White Scrimmage at Rupp Arena.

This year, students will check into the Blue-White Scrimmage via the new BBN Rewards app. Students who check in at the Blue-White Scrimmage with a fully completed profile, including their student ID number, will be eligible to win. Students are also encouraged to enable notifications on the app to receive news about exclusive experiences, coupons and other important updates.

The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android devices, allows UK students to earn a variety of rewards for attending UK Athletics events. Students will accumulate points by checking in when they arrive at UK Athletics events using the Events button on the app. As students accumulate points, awards will automatically unlock.

The winners will be randomly selected and announced at the completion of the scrimmage. They must be present to win. Prior points earned through BBN Rewards will not factor into this drawing.

In the event of an out-of-state or graduate/professional student winner, the spring semester in-state undergraduate tuition amount will be applied.

Calipari started the scholarship tradition at UK during the 2013-14 season, but previously did it during his days at UMass. Over the past two seasons, with two students earning in-state tuition for one semester on the line, an average of 14,556 fans have attended the Blue-White Scrimmage. Last year’s winners were Hank Curtis and Katie Wolf.

Tickets for this year’s Blue-White Scrimmage are still available. Lower-level tickets (singles only) are $10, and upper-level tickets are $5. Scrimmage tickets may be purchased online at, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or in person at statewide Ticketmaster outlets.

Proceeds from the John Calipari Coaches’ Clinic will be used to fund the scholarships.

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