Thursday, April 24, 2014

Help Arizona's Athletic Department Take Over the State

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM

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You've seen the billboards along the freeway, the ones that say Arizona is Wildcat Country. Those exist all over the state, part of a UA athletics department campaign to ensure the Grand Canyon State aligns more with the red and blue in the state flag than the gold associated with a certain school up north.

But billboards only do so much. Sometimes, you've got to hit the road and drum up support in person.

The Arizona Road Tour has stops scheduled in Tempe (May 3), Tubac (May 15) and Pinetop (May 28), with each locale getting a chance to meet athletic director Greg Byrne and UA coaches including Sean Miller, Rich Rodriguez and women's hoops coach Niya Butts. At each stop fans will also have an opportunity to win prizes as well as to join the Wildcat Club or purchase UA football season tickets.

The tour actually has four stops, though, and the UA is soliciting nominations for the final visit, scheduled for May 29.

Using Twitter (sent to @Greg_Byrne or @AZATHLETICS) or email (to arizonawildcats11@gmail.com) fans can lobby for their city or town to get that last stop. Suggested submissions include photos, videos or "top 10" countdowns, with emphasis on creativity.

Submissions must be made by Friday to be eligible.

For more information on the Arizona Road Trip campaign, including a more detailed itinerary, check out the event page.

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