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Not one but, three App State students won free tuition for the year!

App State put some high stakes on a poster contest! The chancellor allowed three students to received a free ride for a year.

BOONE, N.C. — It's an exciting time to be an App State Mountaineer. After the football team upset No. 6 Texas A&M on the road, it's time to take on Troy back in Boone on Saturday. 

ESPN College GameDay will be there. The media bus arrived Thursday afternoon to a flock of cheering Mountaineers. Country superstar and North Carolina native Luke Combs will be the guest picker on the show. 


The App State Chancellor was generous enough to allow not one but three students free college tuition for a year after participating in the App State poster contest! 

These mountaineers are more than GameDay ready! 

FRIDAY SEPT. 16, 2022

If you've watched the show, you've probably seen all the college kids with their homemade posters full of messages of team hype and/or trash talk.

GameDay at App State will no doubt be full of the same. 

But the school has some high stakes for these posters. 

According to AppState.edu, the student with the best poster will have the chance to win free tuition for one year - to be applied to the 2022-23 or 2023-24 academic year. 

Ten more students can win $500 in campus dining credits, and another ten can win $250 in campus dining credits. 

Here are a few of the rules: 

  • No posts or sticks
  • Use foam core or poster board
  • No rude or vulgar language
  • No political or religious content

Here's what could give you an edge in the contest: 

  • Promote App State 
  • Have school spirit
  • Focus on local interests
  • Promote local celebrities and/or pop culture 
  • Use a football theme
  • Use memes
  • Be creative
  • Make sure it's readable, good color contrast, shows up well on camera

Good luck, Mountaineers!

Credit: Christian Brandan, ESPN
GameDay posters at the Texas game on Sept. 10.
Credit: Christian Brandan, ESPN
GameDay posters
Credit: Christian Brandan, ESPN
College GameDay posters

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