Vote For The Rebellion

Jan. 25, 2013

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV has been nominated as having one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and fans can help The Rebellion win the title of the Naismith Student Section of the Year through an online vote.

By visiting http://www.facebook.com/ilovecollegehoops, UNLV fans can vote once per day for the The Rebellion as the top student section in college basketball. 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.

"College 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 vote to cast their vote and ensure their favorite school gets recognized for the spirit they display in supporting their team."

"We want to encourage all students, alumni, staff, and fans to show their support of UNLV by voting for the The Rebellion as the top college basketball student section in the country," said D.J. Allen, Senior Associate Athletics Director of Communications at UNLV. "The Rebellion's creativity in recent seasons has been trend-setting on a national level. With colleges and universities all over the country vying for this top award, it is important that our fans visit the I Love College Hoops Facebook page, and vote for their Rebels."

The Naismith Student Section of the Year Award 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 http://www.facebook.com/ilovecollegehoops.

The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.

Last year's basketball season marked the first-ever Naismith Student Section of the Year Award, with Kansas taking the title.