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Two UK students will earn free spring tuition at Tuesday’s Blue-White basketball scrimmage

Paid for by funds from John Calipari’s Coaches’ Clinic

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2015) — Two University of Kentucky students attending Tuesday’s Blue-White basketball scrimmage at Rupp Arena will walk away with their spring semester tuition paid for, courtesy of UK coach John Calipari, the third consecutive year the UK coach has done so.

John Calipari
John Calipari

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 the University of Massachusetts.

An average of 14,556 fans attend the Blue-White Scrimmage. Last year’s winners were Hank Curtis and Katie Wolf.

Proceeds from the John Calipari Coaches’ Clinic will be used to fund the scholarships. The game begins at 7 p.m.