Xavier Named Finalist For "Best Road Trip Destination in College Basketball"

Justin Martin celebrates with the fans following Xavier's victory over Butler earlier this season.

Justin Martin celebrates with the fans following Xavier's victory over Butler earlier this season.

Jan. 16, 2013

CHICAGO - Xavier 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. 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.

Xavier's state-of-the-art Cintas Center is a 10,250 seat, on-campus arena that opened in 2000. The Musketeers have averaged 10,034 fans and have sold-out 109 games in 13 years with a record of 166-23 at Cintas Center. With local favorites such as Skyline Chili, Cintas is the perfect place to watch a top college basketball game. In recent years Xavier has been voted one of the top three toughest places to play in an EA Sports online poll. Xavier University's campus has had some impressive renovations and new construction in the past few years and continues to grow and expand. From the Cincinnati Zoo to the impressive night life hot spots, which includes Mt. Adams, The Banks and Fountain Square, Xavier University and the City of Cincinnati is a great place to visit.

Other Finalists
Brigham Young
College of Charleston
West Virginia
Wichita State


About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Founded in 1957 and known for an extensive network of home-city and airport locations, everyday low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand that has been named to BusinessWeek magazine's annual list of "Customer Service Champs" in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In addition, Enterprise won Budget Travel magazine's 2010 and 2011 Readers' Choice Award as their favorite rental car brand for customer service around the globe.  With more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise operates more than twice as many locations as its nearest U.S. competitor and continues to lead the home-city market. Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates not only as a key provider for insurance replacement, weekend getaways and special occasions, but also as a local transportation alternative.



About Intersport
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport provides turnkey solutions for global brands by combining two award-winning divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing and Television & Digital Media. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).