Tennessee School Admits Foul Over Basketball Insurance

A Tennessee state university has apologized to an insurance company after representing that the insurer improperly denied a $20,000 prize claim to fund a promotional contest held during a basketball game.

East Tennessee State University Athletic Director David Mullins issued the apology to American Hole ‘n One Inc., after university officials found that the school had not renewed a policy to cover promotions.

A university student won the contest after completing a layup, a free throw, a three-point shot, and a half-court shot during an ETSU vs. Belmont University basketball game.

The university said an employee failed to convey to officials that the policy had indeed lapsed.

The university and the promotion sponsors paid the student the $20,000.