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Northern Illinois using free tuition to lure students to football games

Northern Illinois using free tuition to lure students to football games

Northern Illinois' notoriously fickle student fan base will have extra incentive to attend the Huskies' six home football games this fall. The university has dangled the promise of free spring tuition to one lucky student who attends each home game — and stays to the end — starting with Saturday's 6:30 p.m. opener against UNLV. Even with the Huskies' recent success — which includes five straight seasons of 11-plus wins, three of the last four Mid-American Conference titles and a run to the Orange Bowl in 2012 — filling the student bleachers inside 24,000-seat Huskie Stadium has been problematic. And it hardly has mattered whether games are...

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