Harding Selected as a Finalist for "Best Road Trip Destination in College Basketball"

Harding University is nominated for "Best Road Trip Destination in College Basketball presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car", Intersport announced today. Voting for the 10 finalists opened today with the winner to be completely fan-determined through Facebook voting at: Fans can vote once per day until January 25.The winning school will be featured in GEICO Best of College Basketball on Saturday, April 6 on CBS.

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. Fans can visit the Facebook page to view videos and photo albums showcasing why each school is a perfect college basketball road trip destination.

Harding's Rhodes Field House is one of the most unique arenas in college sports. A converted World War II airplane hangar purchased by Harding in the 1940s, the Rhodes Field House was renovated in 1997. It is now one of the premier arenas in Division II and hosts the now-famous Rhodes Rowdies, which has grown from a small section of students to include everyone in attendance. Harding has a 157-51 record in men's action in 15 seasons since moving back into the Rhodes. It has been recognized as a must-see by several Arkansas travel books, and is lauded by opponents as their favorite road arena to visit.

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