Final Four Frenzy contest instructions

OK, readers, here’s how to enter our Final Four Frenzy NCAA men’s basketball contest.

By e-mail to, send us the following:

• East Regional champion


Regional champion


• South Regional champion

• West Regional champion

• Championship game runner-up

• Championship game winner

And then these two tiebreakers:

• Total number of games that four Big Ten Conference teams will win for all six rounds of the tournament.

• Winning margin in the title game.

You get 50 points for each correct regional champion, 100 points for each team that reaches the final game, and 200 points for having the correct champion.


The first tiebreaker will be invoked in case of a tie among contestants. If any are still tied, the second tiebreaker will be applied.

First prize is a $75 gift certificate to your choice of the local sponsors of March Mania. Second prize: $25 gift certificate.

If you don’t have e-mail, you can write your picks on paper and drop them off at the P-B front desk by 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Also, don’t forget to go to and look for "March Mania" on the home page. It’s your chance to get in the running for a national first prize of $100,000.

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