Athletics News

North Texas Participating In College Colors Day, Spirit Cup

Aug. 6, 2014

DENTON - North Texas will make use of its growing social-media presence in the 10th annual Spirit Cup competition, which culminates on August 29 with national College Colors Day.

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embodies the college experience. On that day, fans across the United States are encouraged to wear the apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day. Now in its 10th year, College Colors Day is celebrated by thousands of organizations, classrooms and millions of individuals who annually don their team colors and share their school spirit with friends and colleagues.

The Spirit Cup is a points-based contest using social media to crown its champion. Mean Green fans earn points by showing their school spirit on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #collegecolors and #gomeangreen. Bonus points are earned by sharing those posts via the College Colors Day app. The school with the most points at the end of the competition will be crowned the Spirit Cup champion and receive a $10,000 donation towards its general scholarship fund.

Visit to learn how to earn points, check the latest the Spirit Cup standings and register to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game. The winner will receive round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, a $500 American Express gift card, and two tickets to the national championship game.

Mean Green fans can earn additional entries in the sweepstakes by supporting North Texas in the Spirit Cup competition. Once registered for the sweepstakes, each action that a fan takes to support North Texas in the Spirit Cup earns them additional sweepstakes entries and increases their chances of winning. Eligible actions include:

  • Sending a tweet using #collegecolors and #gomeangreen.
  • Posting a photo on Twitter or Instagram using #collegecolors and #gomeangreen.
  • Sharing a picture on Twitter or Instagram via the College Colors Day app using #collegecolors and #gomeangreen.

The Spirit Cup competition is now underway, and concludes on August 28 at 10:59 p.m. central time. Winners of the Spirit Cup competition and the College Football Playoff sweepstakes will be announced on College Colors Day, Friday, August 29, via

In conjunction with the Spirit Cup competition and the CFP sweepstakes, fans also have the opportunity to support the CFP's philanthropic initiative, Extra Yard for Teachers. The program, which supports teachers by providing classroom resources, professional development opportunities and a recognition program, will receive $1 for every click a fan makes on the Extra Yard for Teachers ad within the College Colors Day app.