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Northern Iowa Student in $10K Shooting Contest to Now Get Full Prize

Posted On: Feb 15, 2020   |   Posted By: Who TV

Northern Iowa Student in $10K Shooting Contest to Now Get Full Prize

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The sponsor of a halftime basketball shooting promotion at Northern Iowa games has reversed course in the face of growing criticism and will now pay out the full $10,000 to a contestant who competed earlier this week.
A public outcry had been swelling since the Wednesday night contest, when Northern Iowa student Dalton Hinsch made a layup, a free throw and two long shots as part of the timed contest. Hinsch made the last shot from half-court just as an announcer counted down the last seconds, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
When you hit the $10,000 shot but they say you were a half second late UNImbb UNIAthletics pic.twitter.com/IyMQ0QDE5a
- Dalton Hinsch February 13, 2020
Officials later declared Hinsch hadn't gotten the last shot off in 24 seconds, as required by contest rules. By Thursday, UNI announced via Twitter that the sponsor would give Hinsch a consolation prize of $2,000, a free trip to the Arch Madness basketball tournament and apparel, drawing increasing...

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