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Georgia St. to get $35,000 more for Bama game

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Georgia State will be paid an extra
$35,000 for agreeing to move its football game at Alabama to a
Thursday.

The Tuscaloosa News reported Tuesday that Georgia State will now
get $435,000 instead of $400,000. The game will be played on
Thursday, Nov. 18, two days earlier than originally scheduled.

Alabama asked for the date change to have more time to prepare
for the Iron Bowl against Auburn the following Friday.

Documents obtained by the newspaper show that Panthers athletic
director Cheryl Levick calculated the move would cost an extra
$22,500 in promotional and marketing expenses with most of the rest
coming in additional travel costs.

Georgia State also asked that its 150-member band be able to
make the trip and sought a Sept. 1 deadline for a return of unsold
tickets. Alabama granted both of those requests.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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