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BON Bracket Challenge: Fill Your Brackets Before Game Time Thursday!

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The brackets are out, which means it's time for everyone to get signed up for the BON NCAA Tournament Challenge.

We're doing this year's tournament on software provided by Rivals.com - sign up instructions are below:

  1. Go to the Bracket Battles log in page
  2. Register as a new user (Rivals subscribers need only to log in with their current information)
  3. Important: Make sure in registering that you select Orangebloods.com your team home page. Only entrants who meet this requirement will be eligible for the prizes.
  4. Upon completing registration, search for the league: "Burnt Orange Nation Official Bracket"
  5. Sign up
Scoring this year will be as follows:

Round 1: 10 points per correct pick
Round 2: 20 points per correct pick
Round 3: 30 points per correct pick
Round 4: 40 points per correct pick
Round 5: 50 points per correct pick
Round 6: 60 points for national champion

2 bonus points will be awarded per correct "Upset Pick," which is defined as any team 2 seeds lower than its opponent. In other words, if you pick a 10 to beat a 7 in the first round, you'll get the 10 points for the correct pick, plus 2 points for the upset bonus. The bonus upset points extend through every round of the tournament.

We've got some great prizes for this year's winners, too:

1st Place

  • $50 to be spent at the online team store of your choice (e.g. Longhorns Limited; if Texas isn't your #1 school, you can buy gear from your school's online store)
  • Free one year subscription to Orangebloods ($100 value)
  • BON T-Shirt
2nd and 3rd Place
  • Free six-month subscription to Orangebloods ($50 value)
  • BON T-Shirt
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