Northern Iowa Student Government

ESPN and HP Encourage UNI Fans to be "Amazing"

By: Student on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:56

Most "Amazing" Fan Base Could Win $100,000 for Their School

As the University of Northern Iowa competes for a slice of the national championship title in NCAA Men’s Basketball, fans have the chance to rally the fan troops and put Northern Iowa in the top spot of ESPN and HP’s “Amazing 16” contest.

What? ESPN is teaming up with HP to challenge fans of the Sweet 16 schools to prove their school spirit and show just how amazing their fans are.

How? Fans go to and by sharing photos, posting messages and answering poll questions; they accumulate points for their favorite Sweet 16 school. The top two schools with the most fandom points (no matter their NCAA tournament ranking) will be announced on Sunday, April 4 and will battle for the ultimate fan bragging rights.

Why? The college or university generating the most participation in the “Amazing 16” will win a contribution of $100,000 in cash and technology products for their school.

Who? FANS!

When? The “Amazing 16” race kicks off Tuesday, March 23 at noon EDT.

Details? ESPN Anchor Scott Van Pelt will offer insights throughout the contest. The program is a part of HP’s “Let’s Do Amazing” campaign, which celebrates the amazing things people do with technology in collaboration with the world’s largest technology company.