LIVE MAS STUDENT SECTION CHALLENGE
TERMS & CONDITIONS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
How to Enter the Challenge: Entrant must follow @ESPN or @ESPNcfb on Instagram or Twitter or @ESPN on TikTok. During the Submission Period, upload one (1) photo or one (1) video thirty seconds (:30) or less to either your Instagram, Twitter or TikTok account that displays your school spirit and represents the FBS college football team where you are enrolled, including the hashtag #StudentSectionSauce (collectively referred to as your “Submission”). In addition to your Submission, you may also add a distinguishable or recognizable hashtag for your school. The hashtag for your school is optional, will not be judged and is not required for Entry. In order for your Submission to be eligible and entered into the Student Challenge, your Submission must include the photo or video and the hashtag #StudentSectionSauce and your Twitter Instagram or TikTok account (as applicable) must be public and thus viewable by the Sponsors and their agents. All terms and conditions of Twitter, Instagram and TikTok apply. By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may disqualify you from the Challenge if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions. Standard text messaging and/or data rates apply to entrants who submit or participate via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers (“Provider”) may charge for airtime for each message sent and received. Call Provider for pricing and service plan before mobile device participation. To participate without using your mobile device, entrant may deactivate their mobile phone from their Instagram, Twitter and/or TikTok account and enter via a computer or tablet.
If you do not have an Instagram account, you may sign—up for free by visiting www.instagram.com and following the enrollment instructions. By uploading your Submission on Instagram, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsors have the right to pull your Submission through the Instagram API or otherwise use your Submission as set forth in these Terms & Conditions. If you do not have a Twitter account you may sign—up for free by visiting www.twitter.com and following the enrollment instructions. By uploading your Submission on Twitter, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsors have the right to pull your Submission through the Twitter API or otherwise use your Submission as set forth in these Terms & Conditions. If you do not have a TikTok account you may sign—up for free by visiting www.tiktok.com and following the enrollment instructions. By uploading your Submission on TikTok, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor have the right to pull your Submission through the TikTok API or otherwise use your Submission as set forth in these Terms & Conditions.
Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Entrant must have permission from all individuals that appear or are named in the Submission (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsors. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un—intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void.
In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Instagram, Twitter or TicTok account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
Rights Granted: Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsors their parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and each of their respective licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users including, without limitation, advertisers/sponsors directly associated with the Challenge (collectively, the “Licensed Entities”) a royalty—free, sublicensable, transferable, irrevocable, perpetual, non—exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsors or their designees to make use of the non—exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Entrant acknowledges that the Submission may be edited and/or added to for any reason and in any manner which the Licensed Entities may, in their sole discretion, determine and may, to the extent decided by the Licensed Entities in their sole discretion, have other elements added to the Submission, and that the Licensed Entities may use and modify the Submission or any portion or element of it and combine it with other materials. Any use of a Submission in any media during the Challenge Period is at Sponsors’ discretion and does not give entrant any advantage in winning the Challenge.
“Live Mas Student Section of the Week” Determination: At the conclusion of each Weekly Entry Period, a panel of judges determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion (the “Judges”) will review and score all eligible Submissions received based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):
Quality of Submission (20%); and
How well it displays your school spirit and represents your college football team (40%)
The overall score of all Submissions from each school, along with the school spirit displayed by each school’s student section at that week’s game (in the opinion of the Judges) will determine who will be named the “Live Mas Student Section of the Week.” The winning student section will be announced on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and the Live Mas Student Section website. The winning student section may also be announced/featured in a graphic in an ESPN linear broadcast.
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Throughout the regular season, our Committee will choose one student section that stood out and crown them Student Section of the Week.
University of Central Florida
Rain or shine is never certain in Florida but the one thing that is unquestionable is the UCF student section. A three-hour weather delay this past Thursday did not halt the UCF student section from being loud and rowdy, making the “The Bounce House” bounce for all four quarters. With unmatched energy, the UCF student section showed up, giving the Knights endurance to come back after a first half deficit to secure a victory.
University of Arkansas
Razorback Stadium was absolutely rocking this weekend and at the center of it all was The Trough, the Arkansas Razorbacks student section. The Trough faithful showed up in droves to help support their team defeat Texas in a wild upset, screaming “Woo Pig” throughout the night and storming the field after the final whistle. The thrilling energy from the student section had the city of Fayetteville celebrating all night, earning them Live Más Student Section of the Week.
Each week, we will release a list of college football student sections to keep an eye on. We explain why they have a chance to be the Live Más Student Section of the Week.
The Louisville student section is arguably the most fearsome in the ACC —— loud, consistent and tough as nails on opposing teams. You know to ONLY throw your “L” up using your right hand.
With a program as rich in history and tradition as The University of Oklahoma, it should come as no surprise that game days in Norman are one—of—a—kind. The student section is loud, proud, passionate and love their football. When you hear the OU chant before kickoff, raise a single finger in the air and join the students in saying “there’s only one Oklahoma.”
The student section at Indiana is called the Crimson Guard and the group supports all Indiana athletics, not just football. The students have had a good amount to cheer about now with the team trending in the right direction.
As one of the most intense student sections in the ACC, the University of Miami student section is known to turn Sun Life Stadium into a raucous affair. Their traditions are loud, chanting it’s all about the “U” and “We Got Some Canes Over Here,” and visual as the studentsSection has its own smoke machine. Having the student section sit right next to the visitors bench gives Miami a home field advantage.
Rain, snow or shine, the Notre Dame student section is always on its feet, standing until the final whistle. They never tire of standing or doing as many push—ups as points scored by the Fighting Irish during the game. The students have a 29—year tradition affectionately called The Shirt, where they coordinate student section shirts for each game giving a visually appealing view of their section.
When “The Swamp” is rocking and fans are doing the chomp, the sound emanating from the student section can be deafening. Adding to the intimidation factor is the fact that some sections are located only a handful of yards away from the opposing team’s bench, leaving nowhere to hide...
The Hill is already packed with students when the team arrives via bus. Under the jumbotron, 105 players gather for the sprint down the hill, through the crowd and onto the field. It’s as electric a moment as there is in college football, with the students pushing the energy to another level cheering the players on as they make the sprint through the crowd. Once the game starts, the hill is a general admission free—for—all of some of the most passionate students in the nation.
The “Screamin’ Demons” include more than 2,200 students in an undergraduate population of only 4,775. Nationally—recognized for their enthusiastic behavior and tie—dye regalia, the Screamin’ Demons provides the opportunity for every student to become part of the game.
The energy inside the famed Liberty Bowl begins in the Memphis student section. The Blue Crew is made up of the most passionate student fans and includes a Spirit Team to act as the face of the Blue Crew on and off campus and a Game—Day Experience Team responsible for setting up the student tailgate and coordinating giveaways and theme games. Tailgating on Tiger Lane with thousands of blue—clad Memphis students is a must.
With so many passionate students, the University of Georgia actually has three separate student sections within 92,000—seat Sanford Stadium. Tradition abounds, from the solo trumpeter calling the student section to attention to start the game to the front—row Paint Line continuing a 20—year tradition. Try not to fall into a trance as the student section “Lights Up Sanford” with cell phone flashlights before the 4th quarter begins, a tradition begun at The University of Georgia.
“Whiteouts” at Penn State really are something special. But before that, you’re wading through tent—packed Nittanyville with your ears rupturing from thunderous chants of “We Are”. As you enter the stadium, your eyes settle in on the giant, student—made “S” that makes its way into the end zone every week.
Hotty Toddy! Ole Miss has never lost a tailgate. The Grove is arguably the best pregame party in college football and Vaught—Hemingway Stadium is an absolute zoo when kickoff comes. Get there early though, because there’s nothing quite like “Locking the Vaught” when Led Zeppelin blares over the loudspeaker and fans lock arms and sway as their team runs onto the field. Remember four years ago when Ole Miss pulled off the upset against Alabama? Students stormed the field and carried the goalpost out of the stadium.
Recently, BYU took their student section to the next level by creating the “ROC” (“Roar of Cougars”) and amping up the enthusiasm around game days in Provo. Students start the game arm—in—arm getting hyped before the national anthem. They keep up the noise and energy throughout the game as they clap to mascot Cosmo’s progressively quickening drum beat in the fourth quarter. After home wins, the Victory Bell rings loudly for all across campus to hear.
In the world of college football, there is no more qualified voice to act as Chairman of this prestigious Committee than William Laurece “Rece” Davis. As a voice on ESPN since 1995 and the lead of ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot since 2015, Rece has pretty much been everywhere and seen everything. While his knowledge of college sports and unbiased perspective have earned him the trust of college football fans across the land, his heart lies in Tuscaloosa with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Since joining ESPN in 2016, Molly is a rising star in the world of college football, acting as the sideline reporter for ESPN’s Friday night games and as the host of numerous college football studio shows. Her experiences as a cheerleader at Boston College, where she received the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Excellence, bring a unique and indispensable perspective to the Committee. From The Heights to the sidelines, Molly McGrath has seen the future of America getting rowdy on game day.
He’s been to Rome with Jim Harbaugh. He’s put his feet up in Nick Saban’s office. He’s thrown post patterns on the South Lawn of the White House with the Clemson Tigers. As one of ESPN’s most popular and recognized reporters, Marty Smith brings a passion for college football, an enthusiasm for its fans and more energy than this Committee can probably handle. Since visiting Lane Stadium as a five-year-old with his dad, Marty has bled the orange and maroon of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Gobble Gobble.
Tom’s done everything you can do on a football field - Juco National Champion, ACC Rookie of the Year, QB Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Head Coach, NFL Personnel Evaluator. Now, as ESPN’s National Recruiting Director and on-air analyst, he will use his extensive background in football and talent evaluation to scout student sections across the nation.
Gary Striewski currently serves as commentator for ESPN’s digital and social content, most notably as host for SportsCenter on Snapchat, an extension of ESPN’s flagship franchise and the first-ever daily sports show on the platform when it launched in 2017. Additionally, Striewski occasionally serves as anchor for SportsCenter, ESPN’s signature news and information program.
Omar Raja serves as commentator for ESPN’s digital and social content. In addition to being the leading voice behind ESPN’s SportsCenter Instagram account, Raja’s role includes multi-platform talent appearances across shows like Hoop Streams, The College Football Playoff Show, and SportsCenter. He is also responsible for strategic social programming across ESPN’s social platforms, bringing industry-leading expertise in user-generated content strategy and social community building to expand ESPN’s reach to the next generation of sports fans.
Our Student Section Committee will use the following four criteria to determine which school deserves to win the Live Más Student Section of the Week.