USTFCCCA Launches College T&F Championships “Pick The Champ” Contest
NEW ORLEANS – While athletes and teams will be battling for NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships titles a week from now in Eugene, Oregon, on June 10-13, your quest for college track & field domination of your own begins today.
"Pick the Champ" – a free college track & field championships fantasy game open to all fans of track & field – was launched Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.
The premise is simple. For each men’s event and women’s event throughout the NCAA Championships (including the overall team races), you pick the champ – or at least who you think will be the champ. Your lineup of predicted champions combine to form your “Pick the Champ” team for the weekend.
Entries close prior to the start of the first event on Wednesday, June 10. Entries will be emailed to contestants upon completion.
Then follow all the action live as the meet is broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2 in primetime on Friday and Saturday, as well as on ESPNU and ESPN3 (online) throughout the weekend.
Additionally, you can see how you s tack up to the experts as members of the national track & field media will be making some of their picks on the TrackTown LIVE preview shows on Monday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 9.
If your picks do indeed win their events, you will earn 10 points for each correct prediction. If you don’t correctly predict the winner, you can still add to your team’s score. Check out the table to the right for point-scoring opportunities.
At the end of the Championships, whichever contestant’s team has the highest combined score – from all the athlete/team predictions for both the men and women – will be deemed the overall winner.
Separate winners for men’s Championships and women’s Championships will also be recognized.
Ties will be broken by predicting the point totals of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s team champions.
Winners will be announced Sunday, June 14, via the USTFCCCA’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, and on USTFCCCA.org. Other than bragging rights, no prizes will be awarded in this inaugural offering.