Best college basketball fan signs

College basketball fans always come out swinging for March Madness, determined to show their allegiance by mercilessly mocking the opposition with clever signs or just waving a giant cardboard cut-out head.




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Georgetown v Syracuse

Syracuse Orange fans hold up a poster of head coach Jim Boeheim (not pictured) with the phrase 'Boeheim For Pope' during the game against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Carrier Dome on February 23, 2013 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Jack Blankenship

Alabama freshman Jack Blankenship added a new twist to the trend of giant celebrity head signs by waving a giant picture of his own funny face.

Michigan vs Ohio State

Maryland v Duke

A fan of the Duke Blue Devils holds a sign during a game against the Maryland Terrapins at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 26, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke defeated Maryland 84-64. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Xavier

Lehigh Mountain Hawks fans hold up signs as the Mountain Hawks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Washburn leads Utah past No. 19 Oregon 72-62

Utah fans display a sign during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Utah defeated Oregon 72-62. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas State - Syracuse

Fans of the Syracuse Orange wear giant masks with the likeness of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim against the Kansas State Wildcats during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Notre Dame v Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bearcats fans hold up a cardboard cutout of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football coach Brian Kelly while trying to distract a free throw during the game at Fifth Third Arena on January 7, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Notre Dame defeated Cincinnati 66-60. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Syracuse fan

Syracuse fan Max Lefkowitz holds a sign Syracuse's NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.

Fan signs

BYU fans hold up a sign during a game against Gonzaga during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Provo, Utah, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. BYU beat Gonzaga 83-73. (AP Photo/George Frey)

WCC Basketball Tournament - Semifinal Round

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 06: Saint Mary's Gaels fan Debbie Henry holds up a sign during the team's game against the Santa Clara Broncos in a semifinal game of the Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena March 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Saint Mary's won 73-64. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

BYU v Gonzaga

Gonzaga Bulldog fans hold a picture and sign for player Kelly Olynyk #13 during the game against the BYU Cougars at McCarthey Athletic Center on January 24, 2013 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

‘Jesus Loves You’ sign

Not a college game but these students from Baton Rouge (La.) Patterson High got in trouble for this sign aimed at a rival Baptist high school.

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NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Xavier

A Xavier Musketeers fan holds up a sign as the Musketeers take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Harper Kamp carries a poster of Jorge Gutierrez

California's Harper Kamp (22) carries a poster image of teammate Jorge Gutierrez after an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Berkeley, Calif.

WCC Basketball Tournament - Semifinals San Francisco v Saint Mary's

Saint Mary's Gaels fan Debbie Henry holds up a sign as the team takes on the San Francisco Dons during a semifinal game of the Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena March 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Saint Mary's won 83-78. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rider Broncs vs. Drexel Dragons

No. 25 Notre Dame rallies past No. 20 Pitt 51-42

Pittsburgh fans cheer near a sign in the likeness of player Steven Adams, from New Zealand, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Connecticut v Iowa State

Iowa State Cyclones band member holds up cardboard cutout of CBS analyst Bill Raftery during the game against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC Yum! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. Iowa State won 77-64. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)