WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Contrary to the professional football team that shares their nickname, the UNCW men’s basketball team, managers and coaches are giving the nod to the Denver Broncos over the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J.

In an informal poll conducted this week, Coach John Fox and his team edged out the NFC Champion Seahawks by a narrow 14-13 margin.

Mike Vaccaro, 10th-year radio announcer for the Seahawks, has been a longtime Seattle fan and his vote was a no-doubter. So was the ballot from new Director of Basketball Operations Kevin Easley, a devout Tennessee football fan whose eldest son is named – you guessed it - Peyton.

UNCW will actually be in the Northeast this weekend when the NFL championship is played at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Met Life Stadium. UNCW plays at Delaware in a Colonial Athletic Association clash early Saturday and then moves over to Philadelphia for a Monday night rematch with Drexel.