Published: July 20, 2011

AVON, Ohio (July 22, 2011) – Students, alumni and loyal fans, from Oregon to Alabama, have been celebrating their team pride this year with the newest option in team spirit accessories – College Duck Tape® brand duct tape, introduced in early 2011 for 27 colleges featuring the schools’ colors, logos and mascots. Now, supporters at 12 additional schools, from Georgia to Washington, can also go to great lengths to show their spirit in tailgate gear, dorm room décor and around-the-house repairs as Duck Tape® brand duct tape rolls out the following additions to the College Duck Tape® line:

  • University of Colorado

  • The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

  • University of Illinois Michigan State

  • University University of Maryland

  • University of Minnesota University of Missouri (Mizzou)

  • Texas A&M University

  • Texas Tech University

  • University of Washington

  • University of Wisconsin

  • West Virginia University

Fans tailgating on game day can use College Duck Tape to create team pennants and flags, decorate folding tables and chairs, secure open food bags and containers and dress up clothing and accessories. Students looking to spice up their dorm rooms and belongings can decorate furniture, wrap up loose cords, decorate laptops and reinforce worn backpacks. For those not on campuses, College Duck Tape comes in handy for everyday repairs and makes a great front porch flag for display of alumni spirit, allowing fans to cheer on their team from afar.

College Duck Tape, is a handy, practical and affordable item for fans of all ages to keep in desk drawers, backpacks, glove compartments and toolboxes. It is available at local Walmart, select Target locations, Staples, Office Max and Michaels stores near participating schools and can also be purchased online at Check the site often for project ideas and stay up-to-date as new schools are added to the growing roster.

College Duck Tape debuted earlier this year for these 27 colleges and universities:

  • The University of Alabama

  • Appalachian State University

  • The University of Arizona

  • Arizona State University

  • The University of Arkansas

  • Auburn University

  • Clemson University

  • University of Florida

  • The Florida State University

  • University of Georgia

  • The University of Kansas

  • University of Kentucky

  • Louisiana State University

  • University of Nebraska

  • North Carolina State University

  • Oklahoma State University

  • The University of Oklahoma

  • Ole Miss

  • University of Oregon

  • Oregon State University

  • Penn State

  • University of South Carolina

  • The University of Tennessee

  • The University of Texas

  • University of North Carolina

  • Virginia Tech

  • Wake Forest University

Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, hardware and craft retailers in more than 20 colors and prints, including colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and prints such as Zig-Zag Zebra™, Spotted Leopard™ and Hot Rod™, as well as the new College Duck Tape® brand duct tape featuring logos from favorite college teams.

Duck Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, and the Duck® brand, which offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by following us on Twitter™ (@theduckbrand) and joining our more than four million fans on Facebook® (

ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green®, FrogTape®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape®brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip®brands. Visit for more information.

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