Ball State athletics held its annual Welcome Week event in Worthen Arena and Markas Burden hit a half court shot to win free tuition for the spring semester.
At the event held in Worthen Arena, the 2013-14 Ball State freshman class was introduced to the athletics department, coaches and staff. The group learned the fight song and one lucky contestant was chosen for the half court shot.
Burden became the first to ever hit the shot and win the spring semester tuition and was presented his check by President Jo Ann Gora.
Ball State's fall sports teams will begin competitive play when the soccer team hosts Northern Iowa Aug. 23, at 4:30 p.m. The football team will host Illinois State Aug. 29, in its season opener at 7 p.m. at Scheumann Stadium. Ball State's women's volleyball team will compete at Tampa, Fla., Aug. 30, and the field hockey squad will open its season Sept. 1 at James Madison.
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