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Iowa Hawkeyes win National College Colors Day Spirit Cup Competition

ATLANTA, Ga., (August 30, 2013) –Collegiate Licensing Company, LLC (CLC), an affiliate of IMG College, and NCAA Football today announced the Iowa Hawkeyes as the winner of the second annual College Colors Day Spirit Cup and $10,000 toward the University’s general scholarship fund.

To celebrate the excitement and energy surrounding the kickoff of the 2013 college football season, CLC and NCAA Football launched the College Colors Day Spirit Cup, a web-based rivalry competition featuring 165 colleges and universities from across the nation.

The Iowa Hawkeyes garnered the most pledges than any other institution in the competition. Rounding out the top five schools were Penn State, Alabama, Clemson, and TCU.

Iowa mobilized its fan base by activating its digital resources, including E-mail blasts to its alumni, fans, and students and a developing a significant social media campaign through the Iowa Athletic Department Facebook and Twitter profiles.

A formal presentation of the award will take place during the 2013-14 academic year.

“We are honored to recognize the Iowa Hawkeyes as the winner of the College Colors Day Spirit Cup and to congratulate the school on a tremendous effort to rally their fans in the Facebook-based rivalry competition,” said Catherine Gammon, Senior Vice President, Brand Development, The Collegiate Licensing Company.

“We thank all college fans who participated in the competition and encourage fans to continue supporting their favorite school and College Colors Day by wearing their college gear on Friday, August 30.”

Conference Winners include:

ACC – Clemson Tigers

America East – UNH Wildcats

American Athletic – Louisville Cardinals

American 10 – George Mason Patriots

Big 12 – TCU Horned Frogs

Big East – Georgetown Hoyas

Big Sky – Montana Grizzlies

Big Ten – Iowa Hawkeyes

Colonial – Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens

Conference USA – East Carolina Pirates

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Wayne State Warriors

Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Alaska Anchorage Seawolves

MAC – Bowling Green State University Falcons

MEAC – Florida A&M University Rattlers

Missouri Valley – Missouri State Bears

Mountain West – Boise State Broncos

Northeast – Central Connecticut State Blue Devils

Ohio Valley – Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Pac-12 – Washington State Cougars

Patriot League – BU Terriers

Pioneer Football League – Davidson Wildcats

SEC – Alabama Crimson Tide

Southern – Appalachian State Mountaineers

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Tuskegee Golden Tigers

Southland – McNeese Cowboys

Sun Belt – Arkansas State

SWAC – Southern Jaguars

UAA – NYU Bobcats

WAC – New Mexico State Aggies

West Coast – Gonzaga Bulldogs

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