FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Contact: Mallory Jarrell, Coordinator of Marketing and Branding (304) 696-7153


Thundering Herd fans encouraged to support Marshall in spirit competition

160 colleges, universities vying to be crowned winners of College Colors Day Spirit Cup

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is asking for the support of its fans as it seeks to win the national Spirit Cup award and $10,000 toward its general scholarship fund in the second annual College Colors Day spirit competition.

By visiting www.facebook.com/collegecolorsday, Thundering Herd fans can register to vote for Marshall as the school with the most college spirit and loyal fan base. After placing a vote, fans will have the opportunity to win prizes and discounts through an instant-win game, view and submit photos to the College Colors Day fan photo gallery, and download a custom Facebook cover photo promoting Marshall for College Colors Day.

The Facebook-based rivalry competition, which includes more than 160 participating colleges and universities and is an element of this year’s 2013 College Colors Day celebration, kicked off yesterday and runs through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.  Fans can vote once each day and can check who is winning the competition nationally and within each conference. The winner will be announced on College Colors Day Friday, Aug. 30.

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel throughout the day on Aug. 30.

The national spirit competition is presented by The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of IMG College, and NCAA Football.

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About The Collegiate Licensing Company

CLC is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG. Founded in 1981, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate trademark licensing agency in the U.S. and currently represents nearly 200 colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, The Heisman Trophy and the NCAA. The mission of CLC is to be the guiding force in collegiate trademark licensing and one of the top sports licensing firms in the country. CLC is dedicated to being a center of excellence in providing licensing services of the highest quality to its member institutions, licensees, retailers and consumers. Headquartered in Atlanta (Ga.), CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which employs a staff of more than 80 licensing professionals who provide full-service capabilities in brand protection, brand management, and brand development. For more information on CLC, visit: www.clc.com or www.imgworld.com.



For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197