BOULDER - The University of Colorado has been nominated
as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is
asking for fan support to help win the prestigious title.
Buffs fans will now have a say
in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith
Student Section of the Year Award. By visiting facebook.com/ILoveCollegeHoops, Colorado fans can vote once per day for C-Unit
as the top student section in college basketball. The winning student
section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to
be used in its general scholarship fund.
C-Unit was one of eight
finalists for last year's award and continues to get national attention while cheering
the Buffs to an astounding 39-5 home record under head coach Tad Boyle. Last
season, 50 of the most loyal fans in C-Unit got expense paid trips to Los
Angeles for the Pac-12 Conference Tournament, where the Buffs won four games in
four days to take home the title, and to Albuquerque, N. M., where the Buffs
made it to the third round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
The Naismith Student Section of the
Year Award, which is presented through a partnership of The Collegiate
Licensing Company (CLC), an affiliate of IMG College, and the Atlanta Tipoff
Club, administrators of the Naismith Awards, is dedicated to celebrating fans
that love college hoops and provide support to their college basketball team
with devotion and passion.
basketball student sections showcase the emotion, energy and passion that
define what it means for a team to truly have a home court advantage, and we
want to celebrate that," said Catherine Gammon, Senior Vice President of Brand
Development for CLC. "We encourage all fans to cast their vote and ensure their
favorite school gets recognized for the spirit they display in supporting their
The winner will be determined through
two rounds of public votes, combined with a scoring of finalists by the Naismith
Awards Board of Selectors, which will review criteria such as the student
section's name and attendance, as well as photos, video and a write-up submitted
by the nominating school. Complete details on the selection process can be
found at facebook.com/ilovecollegehoops.
Last year's basketball season marked the inaugural Naismith
Student Section of the Year Award, with the University of Kansas serving as the
official winner of the competition.