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Mocs Fans Have A Chance To Show School Pride In NCAA 6th Fan Contest

INDIANAPOLIS---The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has launched the NCAA 6th Fan contest, an exciting nationwide online competition that will determine which Division I school has the most school pride and supportive fans.  Chattanooga Mocs fans can learn all the details at www.ncaa.com/6thfan, including how to win great fan prizes and how to help UTC be awarded over $100,000 in general scholarship contributions.

Voting is underway at www.ncaa.com/6thfan.  Fans also can vote directly on Twitter by Tweeting or Retweeting the #6thFan hashtag AND UTC’s designated hashtag #CHAT. 

To make it out of Round 1 in which all 345 Division I schools are competing, the Mocs must be among the top 16 schools in the fan voting between January 7 and February 16.  If UTC makes it to the Sweet 16, it will be awarded $10,000 in general scholarship funds.  The University will have the flexibility to award the dollars to a randomly selected student or to Chattanooga’s general scholarship fund.  

Once in the 2nd round with other Sweet 16 schools, Mocs fans can compete head-to-head with other schools in a single-elimination bracket format between February 17 and February 23.   In the 3rd round, the Elite 8 schools will be matched up head-to-head from February 24 to March 2.   If UTC can survive to the 4th round, it would be among the Final Four schools to compete for fan votes from March 3 to March 9, with the top two schools competing in the 5th round between March 10 to March 16 for the 6th Fan National Championship.  The winning school will be announced on Selection Sunday, March 16, and be awarded $100,000 in general scholarship funds.

The contest also includes prizes for individual fans.  An iPad Air will be awarded in each of the five 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.

Clark Kellogg, lead studio analyst for CBS Sports and former player in the National Basketball Association, will be the official spokesperson for the 6th Fan campaign, and will participate in media interviews to increase awareness of the program and drive fan voting.

About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities.  Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports.  Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. 

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