JBU nominated for "Best Under-the-Radar" basketball atmosphere

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JBU TP Toss 2011 - Photo by Juan Pablo Garcia

JBU TP Toss 2011 - Photo by Juan Pablo Garcia

Chicago (January 30, 2012) — John Brown is nominated for ”Best Under-the-Radar College Basketball Atmosphere" presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Intersport announced today. The “Under-the-Radar” competition will find the craziest, loudest, unique, tradition-rich game-day atmospheres which are lesser-known nationally. Nine other schools are nominated and the winner will have an in-depth feature during the “GEICO Best of College Basketball” special which airs March 25, at 3 P.M. ET. on CBS Sports.

John Brown is home to one of the most loyal fan bases and distinctive traditions in college basketball.  For the last 30 years, the Golden Eagle faithful show up en masse to the first home game of the year, ready to litter the court with rolls upon rolls of toilet paper after the first John Brown basket of the year. Despite drawing a technical foul for the Golden Eagles, this tradition has remained intact, and has warranted the nomination for “Best Under-The-Radar College Basketball Atmosphere.”  Watch the John Brown fans in action and vote at (facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball).

In addition to featuring the “Best Under-the-Radar College Basketball Atmosphere,” “GEICO Best of College Basketball” will relive the season’s greatest moments, players and coaches, as well as uncover the top plays of the year as voted on by fans at Facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball.

The nine other schools nominated for “Best Under-the-Radar College Basketball Atmosphere” presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car are: Dayton, Missouri State, New Mexico, North Carolina A&T, Northern Iowa, San Diego State, Taylor, Utah State, and Western Kentucky.

To support John Brown or watch highlights of all the participating schools, visit www.facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball. Fans can even share their vote with their Facebook friends. Voting opens today at noon and ends Wednesday, Feb. 15, at noon ET.

For more information, contact Nick Owen at 312-644-5231 or nowen@intersportnet.com.

About Intersport

For 26 years, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport provides turnkey solutions for global brands by combining two award-winning divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing and Television & Digital Media. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).

 

About Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Founded in 1957 and known for an extensive network of locations, everyday low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand. With more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise operates more than twice as many locations as its nearest U.S. competitor and continues to lead the home-city market, with local car rental revenues currently experiencing double-digit growth. Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates not only as a key provider for insurance replacement, weekend getaways and special occasions, but also as a local transportation alternative. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand offers a wide variety of car leasing, vanpooling, car sharing and hourly rental programs – and local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit enterprise.com.

 

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