Monday, February 25, 2013

Harding University wins 'best road trip destination'

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 2:35 PM

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  • HU President Bruce McLarty: Let's Road Trip!

Let's say you're wanting to take a little road trip, have a little fun. And let's say you're a big-time college basketball fan, so you want to pick somewhere you can catch some great college hoops. Fun!

We're all thinking it...SEARCY, ARKANSAS!

Harding University beat out nine other schools to win the "Best Road Trip Destination in College Basketball" competition, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. They topped big-time basketball programs like University of Indiana and University of Arizona, as well as locales like Charleston, S.C. and Memphis. CBS Sports will film and air a feature on "what makes the Rhodes Field House, the HU campus and the town of Searcy, Ark., a special place for any college basketball fan to visit."

The press release says that "the 10 finalists were chosen based on a wide range of categories including in-game atmosphere, history of the program, pre- and post-game events, scenery and attractions of the town and many more." Harding won via a two-week Facebook voting competition. I will leave it to you to determine whether Harding's curfew and Searcy's "scenery and attractions" led to more Facebook time for the Rhodes Rowdies.

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