Monday, February 17, 2014

Video: College student nails halftime promotion, gets jobbed out of $10,000 prize by school

Jack Lavery, a freshman at West Chester University (PA), completed a remarkable feat during halftime of Saturday's game.

Lavery made a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer, and a half-court shot within a matter of 25 seconds to win the $10,000 prize. Or did he?

According to the school, Lavery will not receive the $10,000 he thought he was entitled to, on the account that the fine print in the promotion stated he had to hit all four shots in a row without missing.

As Barry Petschesky of Deadspin reasons, why does the school have a shot clock at all? And why does the announcer encourage the freshman to take another half-court shot after missing the first?

The comments section below the YouTube video has been blowing up in support of the student and it seems like only a matter of time before the school does the right thing and reverses its ruling. Otherwise, it could have a mob of angry protesters slamming its phone lines and email inboxes soon.

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