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Memphis AD offering season tickets to recent alums

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis' newest alums are receiving season football tickets as a graduation present in the school's latest attempt to build its fan base.

In a congratulatory letter he sent to each of the 2012-13 Memphis graduates, athletic director Tom Bowen writes that he's offering two 2013 season football tickets to each person who received a degree in one of three graduation ceremonies during the 2012-13 school year.

To claim their tickets, graduates should print their letter from Bowen and present it along with a photo ID at Memphis' athletic ticket office. Any 2012-13 graduate who didn't receive a congratulatory letter can still receive the tickets by presenting a valid ID alone. Memphis awarded about 4,000 degrees during the 2012-13 school year.

Memphis opens its season Sept. 7 at home against Duke.