UC Cheerleader In Athlon Sideline Spirit Contest

Nov. 10, 2010


Athlon Sports has selected April Leonard from the University of Cincinnati to compete in a head-to-head match up against Leah Show of West Virginia University in Round 5 of the 2010 Sideline Spirit™ Contest.

Both schools have had previous winners of the Sideline Spirit Contest, so their match-up in Round 5 will be highlighting a double rivalry. Also selected to go head to head in Round 5 is the University of North Texas vs. Troy University. 

Voting will begin on Thursday, November 4th at 9:00 a.m. CST and will run through 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, November 15th. Those wishing to vote must have an Athlon Sports account, and voting will be limited to 10 votes per day per registered account.  Click here to view the voting guidelines.

The Athlon Sports Sideline Spirit Contest is entering its eighth year and has proven to be one of the most popular programs on our website. Twenty-four universities from across the country will be chosen to participate in this contest, which runs from the beginning of the college football season in September until the start of the bowl season in December.

The program is broken-up into six rounds, featuring four universities in each round (focusing on the best school spirit between two rivalry match-ups). Visitors to the Athlon Sports website have the opportunity to show their school spirit by voting for the spirit contestant representing their favorite team. At the conclusion of the first six rounds, twelve universities (two pools of six) will advance to the Semi-Final round. Lastly, the Final round will be held after the Thanksgiving holiday and will consist of two universities going head-to-head for the Championship title. The only way to advance to the Semi-Final or Final rounds is to be the highest vote getter in each round.  Click here to view the bracket.



The spirit contestant representing the winning university will be featured in the 2011 Athlon Sports College Football annuals and her squad will receive $2,000 in cash, a Panasonic Camera, Panasonic Video Camera and a Panasonic TV!

For more information please visit www.athlonsports.com/spirit or find us on Facebook.