Comes now your chance to gain classroom prestige by properly calculating probability and surprise in thrilling combinations
We have links below to our exclusive class challenges in picking winners on ESPN.com in both the men’s and women’s NCAA roundball tournaments. Enter both or either one. Only a select 26 enrolled students may play, along with a forgetful old professor. You don’t have to enter at all, of course, but why not test your fan motives?
Winners will be heralded with respect and admiration, and we also hope you enter Warren Buffet’s publicity play and win a billion dollars that you feel like sharing.
Here is the link to ESPN.com so you can create an account and fill out your bracket by Tuesday afternoon for the men’s tournament. The first of the so-called first round play-in games will start at 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday (on TruTV and no doubt also streamed), so you’d be wise to have your picks in place by then. (Go Cal Poly! I used to be a reporter in that college town.)
The heavy schedule of match-ups — now called the second round — will occur Thursday/Friday. CBS will start broadcasting at noon. TruTV will start with a tip-off program at 11 a.m., according to Time-Warner Cable.
The group name is Elon Sport & Media. The link will carry you directly to our group. You should be able to click on it and add the password: sportandmedia. We’ll monitor this to make sure it works. [Note: I corrected earlier typo in password.]
Click here to find a similar page on ESPN.com to enroll in our classmates-only contest for women’s tourney. We’re using the same password as above to avoid confusion, and almost the same group name: Elon Sport and Media.
The games in this competition begin with play-in games on Saturday, so you have some time to do research — prior to Spring Break, of course. The games begin in earnest on Monday/Tuesday, and you’ll have all day perhaps to enjoy them. Find broadcasts on ESPN and ESPN2.
Make yourself known
If you have a choice for a username, I suggest one that makes you recognizable to our class. Use at least some of your name, if possible. More fun if we can identify the leaders.
No matter who wins, we all intend to BIRG. Your glory is our glory. We can also CORF as needed. Meaning . . .
You can modify your brackets until the action begins. Thanks again to Eric for his guidance here.