Finish Line, Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Award $5,000 Scholarships to Top Three SI Campus Rush Correspondents

Winners represent journalism departments from Texas, Washington and
Utah universities

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$FINL–Athletic retailer The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) and Time Inc.’s
Sports Illustrated Group are proud to announce this year’s Campus
Rush Scholarships
, sponsored by Finish Line. The three winners, who
will each receive $5,000, are students Jori Epstein of The University of
Texas at Austin, Griffin Adams of the University of Utah and Kelsey
Jones of Washington State University.

“As an influential voice on campus, these student journalists captured
the pulse of local fans with quality, behind the scenes content from
across the country,” said Scott Hamlin, director of marketing at Finish
Line. “Their backgrounds are as diverse as the schools they represent
and we are pleased to have the unique opportunity to celebrate the wins
and support life’s biggest possibilities for these three Campus
Correspondents through the scholarship program.”

The award is given to three outstanding student journalists from the
growing Campus Rush network – known as Campus Correspondents – of more
than 60 schools across the country. Sports Illustrated launched Campus
last August to cover the passion, culture and lifestyle of
college sports. Finish Line has been a sponsor of Campus Rush since the
site’s inception and has proudly supported the Campus Correspondent
program. Applicants were ranked based on performance as a Campus
Correspondent, academic and professional achievement as well as
contributions to the community.

“These individuals, along with other correspondents from schools across
the country, have done a terrific job infusing the local flavor of their
schools into content for Campus Rush, far exceeding all expectations,”
said B.J. Schecter, executive editor at Sports Illustrated and
editor of Campus Rush. “In our first year with the program, Finish Line
has been an outstanding partner and we’re thrilled to have the
opportunity to highlight the all-star achievements of these future stars
in the business.”

For more information on this year’s winners, visit

About The Finish Line, Inc.

The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel
and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line has
approximately 980 Finish Line branded locations primarily in U.S. malls
and shops inside Macy’s department stores and employs more than 14,000
sneakerologists who help customers every day connect with their sport,
their life and their style. Online shopping is available at
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Finish Line also operates JackRabbit (previously referred to by the
company as Running Specialty Group), which includes 72 specialty running
stores in 17 states and the District of Columbia under the JackRabbit,
The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running Company,
Roncker’s Running Spot, Running Fit, VA Runner, Capital RunWalk,
Richmond RoadRunner, Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, Run Colorado,
Raleigh Running Outfitters, Striders and Indiana Running Company
banners. More information is available at
Follow the latest about the brand on Twitter at
or Instagram via @JackRabbitNYC.

About Time Inc.

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world’s leading media companies,
with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide
digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each
month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include
People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple and Southern
Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom.

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