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Pizza Hut® Serves Up Second Year As Official Pizza Of The NCAA® With State Line Volleyball Showdown In Kansas City

PLANO, Texas/Dec. 14, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — When it comes to true loyalty – whether for your favorite Pizza or favorite sports team – straddling the line is not an option. Nor is straddling the [state] line in the debate of which city and state reigns supreme for volleyball: Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri.

Pizza Hut, the Official Pizza of the NCAA, will settle the score once and for all this week with the first event in its Rivalry Challenge: the State Line Showdown – pitting youth volleyball teams featuring former University of Missouri volleyball star Molly Kreklow against former Kansas State University star Caitlyn Donahue – in a match on the MissouriKansas state line ahead of the NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball Championship in Kansas City, Missouri.

“Great rivalries and debates are part of what make college sports so exciting,” said Doug Terfehr, Sr. Director of Partnerships and Public Relations, Pizza Hut. “And as the Official Pizza of the NCAA, we know that many great sports debates have been settled over a few slices of pizza. We look forward to kicking off another thrilling NCAA championship season with the State Line Showdown.”

The Pizza Hut State Line Showdown will take place at the Parkville Athletic Complex at 6014 MO-9 in Parkville, Missouri at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2017. The event will be played under standard USA Volleyball rules, with Kreklow alongside Missouri’s Club North Volleyball team and Donahue with Kansas-based Dynasty Volleyball Club. In addition to the State Line Showdown, Kreklow and Donahue will take part in fan events throughout the tournament weekend, as will Jason Zone Fisher, returning as the Pizza Hut All-American.

Pizza Hut Rivalry Challenges will continue at select NCAA championships throughout the 2017-2018 season, including:

  • FCS Football
  • National Collegiate Beach Volleyball
  • DI, II & III Men’s Lacrosse
  • Women’s College World Series
  • Men’s College World Series

The Hut Rewards program is the easiest way for fans to earn free pizza from Pizza Hut. Hut Rewards is also the only national pizza loyalty program that rewards customers with unlimited points toward free pizza for every dollar spent on food online. For full Hut Rewards Terms & Conditions, with details, restrictions, and limitations, visit

About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:  YUM), serves and delivers more pizzas than any other pizza company in the world. With easy order options including the Pizza Hut app, mobile site, Facebook and Twitter messenger and Amazon devices, Pizza Hut is committed to providing an easy pizza experience – from order to delivery.

Founded in 1958, Pizza Hut has become the most-recognized pizza restaurant in the world, operating more than 16,400 restaurants in more than 100 countries.

Pizza Hut is also the proprietor of The Literacy Project, an initiative designed to enable access, empower teachers and inspire a lifelong love of reading. The program is rooted in the foundation set by the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, which is the longest-running corporate supported literacy program, impacting more than 14 million students each year. For more information, visit


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