No. 1 Men's Basketball Student Section in Horizon League to be Crowned
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
No. 1 Men's Basketball Student Section in Horizon League to be Crowned
The Horizon League Network ( (HLN), in conjunction with the Horizon League, will name the conference’s No. 1 student section at the conclusion of the 2009-10 men’s basketball regular season.  The winning section will be announced live on HLN March 1, and awarded the inaugural traveling trophy.

Valparaiso’s student section will be on display for the February 6 game against Detroit.  Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m.

The HLN Student Section Challenge will begin on Jan. 2 with Milwaukee visiting No. 17/21 Butler and finish with Detroit at Youngstown State on Feb. 27.  Within that span, HLN staff and/or League representatives will visit each campus for one game to evaluate that school’s student section.

Criteria for the challenge revolves around enthusiasm, originality, good sportsmanship and overall atmosphere.

In addition to naming the League’s top section, one student from each school will be chosen to represent his or her campus constituents in a drawing to win hotel accommodations and two tickets to the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship game.  The winner will be drawn live on HLN along with the announcement of the winning student section.

“We are excited about working with HLN in this yearly challenge,” Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone said.  “I have no doubt that our students will embrace this as an annual tradition.”

The Horizon League Network is in its fourth year of operation and in 2008-09 streamed more than 400 live events.  HLN is scheduled to show over 120 men’s basketball games this season, free of charge, as it looks to surpass its 1,500th overall webcast in 2010.

For more details regarding the HLN Student Section Challenge, visit and click on the challenge logo.

HLN Student Section Challenge Schedule

Jan. 2:  Milwaukee at Butler*

Jan. 9:  Green Bay at Milwaukee*

Jan. 21: Butler at Loyola

Jan. 23: Butler at UIC*

Jan. 30: Loyola at Wright State*

Feb. 6:  Detroit at Valparaiso*

Feb. 13: Butler at Cleveland State*

Feb. 16: Cleveland State at Green Bay

Feb. 20:  TBA at Detroit %

Feb. 27:  Detroit at Youngstown State*


* HLN Game of the Week

% BracketBuster game