Akron, Ohio (AP) -- It's a long shot any way you look at it.
A student from each of the NCAA Final Four schools will get the opportunity for a world-record basketball shot on Friday.
Flying 500 feet in the air aboard the Goodyear Blimp, each contestant will "shoot" a regulation basketball at a hoop measuring 100 feet in diameter.
Any student who makes the world's longest basketball shot will win a prize package from Goodyear, including travel, hotel and tickets for two to any sports event covered by the blimp during the next 12 months.
The event will take place near the Georgia Dome, site of this weekend's Final Four.
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