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Fans asked to support College Colors Day

Aug. 18, 2012 @ 11:00 PM

HUNTINGTON -- As a participant in the inaugural Pledge Your Allegiance for College Colors Day spirit competition, Marshall University is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious College Colors Day Spirit Cup and $10,000 toward the general scholarship fund.

Fans can register online at www.espn.com/collegecolorsday. All registrants are entered to win weekly $50 gift cards from ESPN Shop and one of two grand prizes, including a $500 college shopping spree at ESPN Shop.

The website-based rivalry competition, which includes 165 participating colleges and universities, is an element of this year's 2012 College Colors Day celebration. It will run through the entire month leading up to College Colors Day on Friday, Aug. 31. Throughout the competition, standings will be tracked nationally, as well as by conference.

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. 31. It also is the kickoff for Marshall University's annual Green Fridays campaign. Fans are encouraged to wear green every Friday throughout football season to show their Marshall spirit.

Fans also are encouraged to share the Pledge Your Allegiance for College Colors Day competition through Facebook.