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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. Cougar fans can learn all the details at www.ncaa.com/6thfan, including how to win great fan prizes and how to help BYU be awarded over $100,000 in general scholarship contributions.
BYU fans can begin voting now at www.ncaa.com/6thFan by casting votes directly, or votes can be submitted through ncaa.com to Facebook and Twitter. Fans also can vote directly on Twitter by Tweeting or Retweeting the the #6thFan and #BYU hashtags.
To make it out of Round 1 in which all 345 Division I schools are competing, BYU must be among the top 16 schools in the fan voting between January 7 and Feb. 16. If BYU makes it to the Sweet 16, it will be awarded $10,000 in general scholarship funds – BYU will have the flexibility to award the dollars to a randomly selected student or to BYU’s general scholarship fund.
Once in the 2nd round with other Sweet 16 schools, BYU fans can compete head-to-head with other schools in a single-elimination bracket format between Feb. 17 and Feb. 23. In the 3rd round, the Elite 8 schools will be matched up head-to-head from Feb. 24 to March 2. If BYU can advance 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.