EUGENE, Ore. – Duck fans can prove that they are the greatest fans in the United States by helping Oregon win the NCAA’s 6th Fan contest.
The nationwide online competition that will determine which Division I university has the most school pride and supportive fans is underway now. To vote for Oregon, and to learn details of the prizes being awarded to fans, go online at ncaa.com/6thfan.
The school with the most school spirit will be awarded more than $100,000 in general scholarship contributions.
Duck fans can vote once a day at ncaa.com/6thFan. Votes may also be submitted to Facebook and Twitter through ncaa.com. Fans can also vote directly on Twitter by Tweeting or Retweeting both the #6thFan and #OREGON hashtags.
To advance out of Round 1, in which all 345 Division I schools are competing, the Ducks must be among the top 16 schools in the fan voting, which ends on Feb. 16. If Oregon makes it to the Sweet 16, it will be awarded $10,000 in general scholarship funds. Head to head rounds will follow with the championship wrapping up on March 16.
The contest also includes prizes for individual fans. An iPad Air will be awarded in each of the rounds to a randomly chosen fan who votes via NCAA.com in that round. In addition, one randomly selected participant who registers and votes on NCAA.com will win an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Men’s Final Four in North Texas April 5-7.
“The NCAA recognizes the incredible value that our students and fans bring to the excitement of NCAA Basketball throughout the regular season,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA vice president of men’s basketball, “We know that there are thousands of loyal fans who demonstrate their passion for college basketball on a nightly basis from November through the Final Four, and this contest provides their schools an opportunity to benefit from having the most supportive fans. This contest also gives us another chance to show our fans that the madness of NCAA Basketball is not limited to March.”
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