Big South Fan Wins Conference's 10th Annual Sweepstakes


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Robert Collier of Spartanburg, S.C. is the grand prize winner of the Big South Conference's 10th annual sweepstakes promotion, the Conference office announced today.  Collier was determined the winner following UNC Asheville's winning of the Advance Auto Parts Men's Basketball Championship this past weekend.  More than 30,000 entries were submitted in the annual sweepstakes, and 10 finalists were randomly assigned to a Big South men's basketball team competing in the League Tournament with a chance to win the grand prize.

Each finalist received a prize pack, and Collier receives the following grand prize:

  • A "Renew Resort Getaway" at The Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa in Hilton Head, S.C. that includes a 5 night stay at the oceanfront resort, daily breakfast at the Carolina Café, a couples massage and a round of golf
  • S.U.V. rental from Triangle Rent A Car for the trip to Hilton Head and eight $50 gift certificates for free auto rental from Triangle Rent A Car
  • $800 Prize Package from Pepsi
  • $1,300 in Advance Auto Parts gift certificates
  • $200 gift certificate to Kroger
  • Big South merchandise and a pair of tickets to the Big South Tournament Championship Game

"The Big South Conference is one of the sporting highlights in my household.  We watch March Madness every year and to be a winner this year and get a chance to receive any merchandise is a dream for my 15 year old. The getaway to Hilton Head will honestly be a second honeymoon for my wife and I and we can't wait ... thanks to all Big South sponsors that made this possible."

The Big South Conference would like to thank its corporate partners Advance Auto Parts, Kroger, Pepsi, Triangle Rent A Car and The Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa for supporting the 10th annual Big South Sweepstakes.


Founded in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom.  Comprised of 11 member institutions throughout the Southeast, the Big South Conference continues to succeed on the field through its 19 championship sports while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of its student-athletes.  The institutions of the Big South Conference -- Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville, Virginia Military Institute and Winthrop University -- have a remarkable history of achievement.  The League will have 12 member institutions with the addition of Longwood University on July 1 and will begin sponsoring women's lacrosse in 2012-13.  The Big South Conference: Developing Leaders Through Athletics.