Orange Krush has raised over $2.5 million for charity since 1997.
Jan. 17, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Illinois Orange Krush has been nominated as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious title. Fighting Illini fans will have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award.
By visiting www.facebook.com/ILoveCollegeHoops, Illini fans can vote once per day for the Orange Krush 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, is dedicated to celebrating fans that love college hoops and provide support to their college basketball team with devotion and passion.
"We want to encourage all students, alumni, staff, and fans to show their support of the University of Illinois by voting for the Orange Krush as the greatest college basketball student section in the country," said Illinois director of marketing Carrie Snyder. "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 the Illini."
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 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 The University of Kansas serving as the official winner of the competition.