Oakland takes early lead in Nike’s Campus Roar Contest

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By Jake Thielen

Nike has created a Campus Roar contest that allows students to submit a phrase, or roar, that Facebook users can vote on.

The top 16 roars will be featured on Nike T-shirts that will be released in March in time for the NCAA Basketball tournament.

Jeff Sondergaard and Lucas Johnson, two members of Oakland University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, have started a campaign to help OU capture the top spot.

Sondergaard’s submission of “Oh Yeah, OU!” is in first place as of Jan. 18 with more than 1,500 votes.

The Grizzlies’ slogan held a 500 vote lead over second place Florida Atlantic University at print time. The contest runs through March 1.

Interested voters must go to www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikebasketball/en_US/campusroar/ and connect the campus roar site to their Facebook accounts. Once connected, users can vote on existing roars or submit their own.

The Facebook event created by the two students can be found by searching for the “Oh, Yeah OU!” T-shirt campaign.