Maize Rage Vying for Naismith Student Section of the Year

Jan. 12, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Maize Rage, the official student cheering section for the University of Michigan men's basketball team, is competing for the inaugural Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. The Maize Rage is one of 79 student sections featured in the contest.

By visiting, fans can vote for one of the nearly 80 Division I basketball schools that submitted a nomination.

The Big Ten and Big East both have the most schools participating in the contest with 10 each. Michigan joins fellow Big Ten universities Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin in the contest. For more information on the Maize Rage, visit

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 the Facebook page.

The Naismith Student Section of the Year Award, which is presented through a partnership of the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of IMG College, and the Atlanta Tipoff Club, administrators of the Naismith Awards, is dedicated to celebrating fans that love college hoops and provide support to their college basketball team with devotion and passion.

Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423

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