Eight Chicago-area high schools have been picked to participate in the tournament, which begins March 10. Each school was selected based on the excitement and enthusiasm its student section showed during appearances on the CN100 Game of the Week during the 2013-14 basketball season.
The eight-school field includes (in alphabetical order): Deerfield, Glenbrook South, IC Catholic Prep, Joliet Central, Loyola Academy, Neuqua Valley, Oak Park-River Forest and 2012 champion, Plainfield East.
Over the next two weeks, these eight student sections will compete to see which one best represented its school for the CN100 cameras. Based on voting results, the field will be narrowed down after the first week of voting, with a champion selected during the second week.
The 2014 Battle of the Fans Madness champion will be crowned on March 24, with the best student section receiving a special Battle of the Fans banner to display proudly as a testament to its school spirit.
First-round voting runs March 10-16 and the tournament concludes with Final Four voting March 17-23. Cast your vote on the Battle of the Fans website. The champion will be announced on the Battle of the Fan’s Facebook page. You can see all of 2013-14 basketball season battles on our YouTube page or with Xfinity On Demand.
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CN100, The Comcast Network, broadcasts high school sports each week on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Every game is also available throughout Chicagoland with Xfinity On Demand, where you can relive all the action of your favorite school's game on CN100.Stay up to date on all of CN100's games this season and watch game clips by visiting the Sports Weekly YouTube page. You can also find Game of the Week on Facebook and Twitter.