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GSU tried to get more students to go to football games

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GSU drops checks inside envelops for students on the field as part of a campaign to get more students to show up to games at the Georgia Dome. GSU drops checks inside envelops for students on the field as part of a campaign to get more students to show up to games at the Georgia Dome.
ATLANTA -

How do you fill the stands with a team that is 0-5? Perhaps hand out free money.

That was the scene at the Georgia Dome Saturday as Georgia State officials try to fill thousands of empty seats.

The university wants football games to become an important part of campus life, so they are pulling out all the stops.

GSU has historically been a commuter school, so the school is trying to change their reputation. And they're doing it with cold hard cash falling from the rafters of the Georgia Dome.

School officials had envelops shower the field Saturday with about $10,000 in checks of various denominations inside envelops from Georgia's Own Credit Union.

And 400 students who showed up at the game last week got vouchers for this week's game and had the chance to race for the cash.

School administrators say for the football program to succeed, they need fans, and this is a way to get students to experience the fun and excitement of college football.

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