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:
- Go to the Bracket Battles log in page
- Register as a new user (Rivals subscribers need only to log in with their current information)
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.
- Upon completing registration, search for the league: "Burnt Orange Nation Official Bracket"
- Sign up
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:
- $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
- Free six-month subscription to Orangebloods ($50 value)
- BON T-Shirt