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2003-04 CollegeHoopsnet.com Spirit Awards Results


April 14th, 2004 - CollegeHoopsnet.com announced the winners of the 2003-04 Spirit Awards.  The Spirits honor the total experience of college basketball, both on and off the court.

 

The University of Kentucky took home three Spirit Awards, including Best College Basketball Fans and Best Athletic Department Website, www.ukathletics.comDuke University, which won two Spirit Awards, was voted the nationís Ultimate College Basketball School.

 

The most popular winner, with 42% of the vote for Favorite Team Nickname, was the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Raginí Cajuns.  The University of Arizona was well represented in The Spirits, as GoAZCats.com was chosen as the Best College Basketball Fansite and Lute Olson was voted Favorite Coach in College Basketball.

 

In the closest race for a Spirit Award, the University of Southern California barely edged out the University of Kentucky for Favorite Dance Team by just 3 votes.

 

56 teams, representing 20 conferences, were nominated in The Spiritsí 16 categories.  The nominations were selected through an initial round of voting open to CollegeHoopsnet.com writers and message board readers.  The final round of voting took 7 days, with fans around the country filling out ballots on CollegeHoopsnet.com. 

 


FINAL 2004 SPIRIT AWARDS RESULTS

 

1) Best Arena for College Basketball

    WINNER - DUKE (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

    2nd Place - RUTGERS (Louis Brown Athletic Center)

 

2) Best College Basketball Fans

    WINNER - KENTUCKY

    2nd Place - RUTGERS

 

3) Favorite Team Nickname

    WINNER - LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE Ragin' Cajuns

    2nd Place - UC IRVINE Anteaters 

 

4) Favorite Team Logo

    WINNER - GONZAGA

    2nd Place - TEXAS

 

5) Favorite Team Mascot

    WINNER - WESTERN KENTUCKY (Big Red) 

    2nd Place - ST JOSEPH'S (The Hawk)

 

6) Favorite College Basketball Uniforms

    WINNER - NORTH CAROLINA

    2nd Place - OREGON

 

7) Favorite Cheerleading Squad    

    WINNER - KENTUCKY

    2nd Place - ARIZONA

 

8) Favorite Dance Team  

    WINNER - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    2nd Place - KENTUCKY

 

9) Favorite Pep Band   

    WINNER - FLORIDA A&M

    2nd Place - STANFORD

 

10) Best Athletic Department Website      

      WINNER - KENTUCKY (www.UKAthletics.com)

      2nd Place - PEPPERDINE (www.PepperdineSports.com)

 

11) Best Conference Website      

      WINNER - BIG TEN (www.BigTen.org)

      2nd Place - IVY LEAGUE (www.IvyLeagueSports.com)  

 

12) Best College Basketball Fansite

      WINNER - www.GoAZCats.com

      2nd Place - www.MiamiHawkTalk.com

 

13) Game of the Year

      WINNER - OKLAHOMA STATE 64 / ST JOSEPH'S 62 - March 27th 

      2nd Place - STANFORD 80 / ARIZONA 77 - February 7th

 

14) Favorite Coach in College Basketball      

      WINNER - LUTE OLSON (Arizona) 

      2nd Place - BOB KNIGHT (Texas Tech) 

 

15) Fans Choice: Coolest Team of the Year     

      WINNER - ST JOSEPH'S

      2nd Place - UCONN

 

16) Ultimate College Basketball School   

      WINNER - DUKE

      2nd Place - ARIZONA

Collegehoopsnet.com is a nationally respected college basketball website, including the work of over 30 writers covering dozens of conferences, recruiting, and NBA Draft news. Credentialed by many teams and NCAA conferences, CHN averages over 12,000 page views per day and has been featured in many national and regional newspapers.

For more info, visit http://www.collegehoopsnet.com
For Spirit Awards info, visit http://www.collegehoopsnet.com/specials/spirit/index.htm

 

Contact Info:
Shawn Siegel
CollegeHoopsnet.com
njhoopsnet@aol.com
201-391-5404

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