Swoop’s arm will help an EMU student win a year of tuition

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) – Eastern Michigan wants to defeat Western Michigan in football. A student is hoping to leave the stadium with a year of free tuition. Two EMU students will be taken to the field Thursday night during a timeout to meet school mascots dressed as Swoop the eagle. The mascots will throw footballs into a container 10 yards away. The tuition prize, worth $10,000, will go to the student whose mascot completes the most passes. EMU has offered tuition prizes in the past but not as much as $10,000. A similar promotion is planned when the Eagles play Massachusetts on Nov. 14.