In an effort to help develop student spirit in Freedom Hall, the University of Louisville athletic department and Student Government Association have worked together to develop the first ever 'Sign Out', in which all students are encouraged to bring a spirited or creative sign to the Jan. 4th game.
This will be the first of many themes, but is especially crucial as it is the final Bluegrass Blowout in Freedom Hall. The decision of the theme was made off of the past successes of College Gamedays, the ease of the theme as students come back to campus and the understanding that anyone carrying a sign automatically increases their spirit level by a minimum of 14.6% (Duke, 1999).
A partnership has been developed with Gray's Bookstore allowing students to come into the store with a student ID and receive up to 4 free poster boards prior to the game.
The two students who create the 'most spirited' and 'most creative signs' will be taken on the floor at halftime and given a half-court shot to win free tuition in the Spring Semester. This fiscal burden has been picked up by the athletic department.
Now I come to CC Nation with the understanding that most of the readership is not students, but I hope you are still willing to have a little fun and support this effort. I will be bringing together a team of about 20 students prior to the game to make around 100 signs to ensure this event is a success. I have a number of signs prepared, but need to tap into everyones creative juices.
Please, run wild and give me your best sign ideas. Please keep them PG-13 and I will do my best to get it transplanted into the 'student section'.