TEXAS A&M - Texas A&M University currently ranks eighth in the Spirit Cup competition being held in conjunction with “College Colors Day.” Organizers of the annual event urge college football fans to sport the colors of their favorite college. Although “College Colors Day” this year is set for Friday (Aug. 29) nationally, Texas A&M will celebrate it a day early – Thursday (Aug. 28) -- to coincide with its football season opener with the University of South Carolina.
Aggies are asking for fan support for the Spirit Cup competition to help win this year. Prizes include a $10,000 donation towards the general scholarship fund as well as a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
Aggie fans can earn points for Texas A&M by showcasing their school spirit on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #collegecolors and #12thMan.
“Spirit Cup” competition ends on Thursday (Aug. 28).
“College Colors Day” is officially observed each year on the Friday before most college teams begin their football seasons, but this year the Aggies and the Gamecocks kick off on the prior evening – formally launching the nation’s top-tier football season, as well as being featured in the first gridiron game for the Southeastern Conference’s new SEC Network.
Initiated by The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and NCAA Football, College Colors Day serves as a way to increase public awareness about the achievements and contributions of higher education. Hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation participate each year. On that day, fans across the United States are encouraged to wear the apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day.
To check the latest standings in the competition, go to: http://www.collegecolorsday.com/leaderBoard.
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