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ENTER THE NCAA MIDWEST REGIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

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Northern Illinois cross country is offering prizes for social media users who use Twitter and Facebook to connect with the NCAA Regional Championship being hosted by NIU on November 12th, at Noon on the NIU North 40.

Twitter Contest

Twitter followers have a chance to win prizes by tweeting about the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championship.

To enter the contest simply tweet something about the NCAA Regional and include the hash tag #NIURegional in your tweet. Things you can tweet about include letting your twitter followers know details about the event, who your favorite team is, what you're looking forward to seeing or anything else on your mind related to the event. You can also tweet a link to the meet web site or the shortened link (http://tiny.cc/ncaaxc).

Don't forget to include the hash tag #NIURegional

Facebook Contest

Facebook users have a chance to win prizes by visiting the Facebook event page for the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championship.

To enter the contest, simply visit the Facebook page and click "Attending" for the event.  Be sure to share the event page and to invite your Facebook friends to attend as well.

Prizes

Each Thursday leading up to the event one Twitter user and one Facebook user will be selected to win free admission, free VIP parking and NCAA Championship apparel. Entrants may tweet multiple times to help their chances and Facebook users can increase their odds of winning by sharing the event page and inviting their Facebook friends to attend. Prize winners will be contacted through their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

About the Regional

As one of nine regional championships held nationally at the Division I level, NIU will host the Midwest's 33 Division I cross country participating schools from the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

The Midwest Region includes schools from 10 conferences, including the Atlantic 10, Big 12, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Conference USA, Great West, Horizon League, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley and Summit League.

In addition to the Midwest Region Championship determining the top regional teams, the event also serves as the first round of the NCAA Championships, as the top two teams and top four individuals not on a qualifying team automatically advance to the national championship. Additional teams and individuals are chosen through an at-large process following the regional competition.

For more information on the NCAA Regional Championship, click here.

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