Kentucky Receives Three Spirit Awards
announced the winners of the 2003-04 Spirit Awards. The Spirits honor the very best in the world of college basketball, both on the court and off.
The University of Kentucky took home three Spirit Awards, the most of any school, including Best College Basketball Fans, and Best Athletic Department Website, www.ukathletics.com. UK was edged out by the University of Southern California by just three votes for .
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. Duke University, which won two Spirit Awards, was voted the nationís Ultimate College Basketball School.
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 voting was open for 7 days, with fans around the country filling out ballots on CollegeHoopsnet.com.
FINAL 2004 SPIRIT AWARDS RESULTS
1) Best Arena for College Basketball
2) Best College Basketball Fans
3) Favorite Team Nickname
4) Favorite Team Logo
5) Favorite Team Mascot
6) Favorite Team Uniforms
7) Favorite Cheerleading Squad
8) Favorite Dance Team
9) Favorite Pep Band
10) Best Athletic Department Website
11) Best Conference Website
12) Best College Basketball Fansite
13) Game of the Year
14) Favorite Coach in College Basketball
15) Fans Choice: Coolest Team of the Year
16) Ultimate College Basketball School
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