Dayton Flyers fans hope to win billboard for their team on rival campus in online contest

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Voting is done on Twitter

Dayton Flyers fans have advanced to the round of 16 in the Fox Sports Ultimate Fan Bracket challenge.

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Dayton beat Iowa in the first round. Dayton received the most votes (35,266) of any team in the round of 32, edging Wisconsin (34,930).

Dayton now faces BYU. Fans cast their vote for their favorite team on Twitter. As of Tuesday morning, with two days left in voting, Dayton was leading BYU with 59.1 percent of the vote.

Katlin Pistone, vice president of the Red Scare student section, wrote an email to local media on Tuesday asking them to get the word out about the contest.

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“To sum this up quickly, it is a series of twitter polls between colleges around the country to give fans something to look forward to since March Madness was cancelled,” she wrote. “The winner of this bracket gets to place a billboard of their choosing in their rival’s (ours would probably be VCU's) college campus. We just beat Wisconsin by less than 1 percent of 70,000 votes on twitter, which is insane for our small community. Because of the tragedies that have occurred in our small city, I think winning this bracket would be a light at the end of a tunnel and give our basketball team the recognition they deserve.”

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