Countdown to Your Favorite College Football Rivalry

    With Groople's College Football Countdown Widget You'll Know the Exact
Days, Hours and Minutes to Kick-off

    DENVER, September 17 /CNW/ - Counting down the days to next big game?
Can't wait to get together with your college pals to watch the kick-off and
hopefully celebrate at the final whistle? Groople (, the
leading group travel booking site, has all the tools you need to make planning
this year's rivalry match-up get together easy and fun with its College
Football Countdown widget and GroopVine, a social networking product which
allows friends and strangers to create a personalized trip page to join, plan,
create, share, shop and buy travel with the entire group's input every step of
the way.

    Available by downloading through or through Google
Gadgets and Yahoo! Widgets, Groople's College Football Countdown widget allows
college football fans to countdown to their favorite match-ups and rivalry
games throughout the season. Once the widget is downloaded to the desktop
football fans simply select all the college games they want to track and the
widget will countdown how many hours, days and minutes to the big kick-off.

    From the widget, users are able to click directly to GroopVine where they
can collaborate with friends to plan a group getaway to the game, or if they'd
rather just watch it in the comfort of someone's home, GroopVine can assist in
helping plan the ultimate party.

    "Many people still have an attachment to their college, especially their
football team, and this is the time of year people get excited about big
college match-ups," said Mike Stacy, CEO of Groople. "Our College Football
Countdown widget and GroopVine are the perfect tools to use for getting
friends together to travel to the games or just plan a party around them, for
their alma mater or a favorite rivalry game."

    Looking for hotel rooms for the big game? The following are
recommendations for groups needing nine or more rooms at hotels in game cities
for some of the key upcoming rivalry match-ups around the country:

    --  Notre Dame vs. USC @ Notre Dame; South Bend, IN; Room rates starting
at $119

    --  Texas vs. OU (Dallas) @ Texas; Dallas, TX; Room rates starting at $56

    --  Michigan vs. Ohio State @ Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI; Room rates
starting at $119

    --  Georgia vs. Georgia Tech @ Georgia Tech; Atlanta, GA; Room rates
starting at $60

    --  Colorado vs. Nebraska @ Colorado; Boulder, CO; Room rates starting at

    --  Army vs. Navy @ Navy; Baltimore, MD; Room rates starting at $120

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    About Groople

    Groople ( is a combination of the words GROups and peOPLE
- GROOPLE...we understand groups and we provide the best planning and booking
tools for any group! Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, Groople was
launched in 2004. For more than three years Groople, the leading group travel
Website, has worked with thousands of people from a wide variety of groups and
has come to understand that planning, searching and booking group travel
arrangements should be a fun part of group travel. We provide booking
capability on more than 60,000 hotels located on four continents, twenty-five
islands and one mountain top. Through our social networking environment we
allow travelers to collaborate and compare travel options before any decisions
are made. After reserving a block of rooms, group members are welcome to pay
for their rooms individually online or in one payment made by the group

For further information:

For further information: VOLLMER Nicole Buckley, 212-715-2222 or Judy Haveson, 212-715-2222

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