If you have ever been near a collegiate student section when an opponent is shooting free throws, you know a lot of vitriolic angry words are yelled. There are also the funny, weird and unique comments screamed in an attempt to catch an opposing player off guard.
College students will do whatever it takes to try to assure a crucial free throw miss ... even promise $10. That's what apparently happened on Wednesday night when Providence was playing at Marquette.
A Marquette student, Jamey Schilling, says he screamed to Friars star Kris Dunn as he was at the free throw line, "I will literally give you $10 if you miss this shot!" Dunn, who finished with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting but fouled out in the double overtime loss, apparently missed his impending free throw.
Schilling saying he is a "man of my word" wrote out a check for $10.
"Considering the payment of student athletes is a hot issue right now, I've made the attached check out to Providence Athletics to avoid scandals. (Sorry Kris!)," Schilling wrote in a letter that he tweeted a picture of along with the check.
Dunn won't receive the $10, but he is in line for a much nicer payday as one of the top NBA prospects. The junior is expected to be a top 10 draft pick if he chooses to enter the draft after the season.
Upon hearing about Schilling's display of sportsmanship and commitment to assisting the Eagles, Marquette decided to repay him in the form of a $10 gift card to the school's spirit shop.
"You represent the best of Marquette's fans, cheering hard but showing great sportsmanship," the school wrote him.
Sportsmanship and honesty apparently do pay ... at least pay back.