Western Carolina University advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA 6th Fan Contest to win $10,000 and is now competing head-to-head with Brigham Young University for the most online votes from supporters.
Voting for the competition’s second round, which will determine which institutions advance to the Elite Eight and the chance to win additional prizes, will continue through Sunday, Feb. 23.
NCAA 6th Fan, an online NCAA March Madness-style competition for fans, invites everyone to vote for their favorite team daily at NCAA.com/6thFan (link no longer active) and via Twitter by including #6thFan and their school’s unique hashtag in a Tweet. WCU’s hashtag for the competition is #WCAR. Participants also can connect their Facebook accounts to the site to vote and register for a chance to win individual prizes.
Institutions that earned spots in NCAA 6th Fan’s Sweet Sixteen, including WCU, will be awarded $10,000 in general scholarship funds, with each institution having the flexibility to award the dollars to a randomly selected student or for deposit in the school’s general scholarship fund. A $100,000 prize will be awarded to the overall winning school.