LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: To WKU’s biggest fan: prove it to us

Jonathan Lintner

WKU students: You have a week and a day to prove to us that you’re the ultimate Topper fan. Yes, shirtless guy who paints up for every home event, I’m talking to you.

And we hope the reward for our Ultimate Fan Contest is worth it (it is).

The Herald opened up the contest last week. Film a video one-minute in length or less showing why you’re the ultimate WKU fan, post to Youtube, and email to [email protected]

The winner and a friend goes where very few have before — into the locker room with Willie Taggart, running on the field with the team, to the press box for a radio spot and more — during WKU’s Oct. 1 home football game against Arkansas State. For full details of what you’d win, visit wkuherald.com/sports/ultimate_fan.

Deadline to submit is Sept. 20. We’ll be judging the videos on creativity and originality and then select five finalists for an open vote on our website, wkuherald.com.

I’ll personally vote for the most off-the-wall video I see. And based on the folks who are constantly sitting in the front row at Diddle Arena, I expect this to get interesting.

The winner will be announced in the Herald’s Friday, Sept. 30 print edition, and we’ll also let the world know via Facebook and Twitter.

As far as I know, this is the first such contest to happen at WKU. So break some ground. Go crazy. Get ready to do all the things you’d normally do at a game — except at the Arkansas State game, enjoy knowing you’re WKU’s ultimate fan.

Jonathan Lintner

Editor in chief