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FOXSports.com Bracket Challenge Official Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

1. DESCRIPTION: The “FOXSports.com Bracket Challenge” ("Challenge") is an online men’s college basketball tournament prediction Challenge. The Challenge sponsor is Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC (“Sponsor”). The Contest Administrator is Creative Zing Promotion Group (“Administrator”). The Sponsor and Administrator will be referred to herein as the “Challenge Entities”. The Challenge is not endorsed by, associated with, or sponsored by, the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA"). THIS CONTEST IS DEVISED AS A NON-GAMBLING PROMOTION and is intended solely for entertainment purposes.

The Challenge is based on the results of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Tournament (the “Tournament”). The Tournament consists of sixty-three (63) separate games, as detailed below. “Entrants” (as defined below) will be awarded points by correctly predicting the game winners (“Prediction”) as detailed below. Prizes will be awarded to those Entrants who have accumulated the most points during the Challenge as described below. In the event an Entrant submits a “Perfect Bracket” whereby he/she accurately predicts the outcome of all sixty-three (63) Tournament games, he/she may be eligible to win the Grand Prize. A maximum of Five Hundred Thousand (500,000) individual Entrants will be eligible to register for and participate in the Challenge; participation is first come, first serve and registration will close on March 20, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. PT or if/when the maximum number of Entrants register. Each Entrant may submit a maximum of three (3) Challenge entries (1.5 million total Challenge entries across all Entrants). Limit three (3) entries per person. If an Entrant exceeds the entry limitations; the Entrant will be disqualified and no prizes will be awarded.

  • The Challenge “Registration Period” begins on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. Pacific Time ("PT") and ends on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. PT or if/when the maximum number of Entrants register.
  • Entrants, based on skill, knowledge and understanding of Tournament participants, must make their Predictions between the conclusion of the announcement of the Tournament field on March 16, 2014 and tip-off of the first game on March 20, 2014, tentatively scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. PT (the “Selection Period”).
  • Entrants must also predict the total combined score of the Tournament championship game. This information will only be used to determine the winner in the event of a point-score tie. Failure to predict a total combined score will result in a loss of any applicable tie-breakers (as described in Section 4).

2. ELIGIBILITY: Challenge is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C., who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of legal majority in their state of primary residence at time of entry (“Entrant”). Each Entrant must be the rightful owner of the e-mail address identified in the Entrant's entry at the time of registration. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed the person in whose name the email account was opened. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Challenge Entities, STATS Inc., and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives and promotion and advertising agencies, together with the Immediate Family Members and/or Household Members of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. Challenge void where prohibited. If you are a college athlete or expect to be one, participating in this Challenge could affect your NCAA eligibility. For purposes of the Challenge, "Household Members“ shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year and "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses.

3. HOW TO REGISTER AND SELECT PICKS: To participate in the Challenge, you must have a FoxSports.com account (“Account”). If you already have an Account, go to http://msn.foxsports.com/fantasy/collegebasketball/tourney/ (the “Website”) during the Registration Period, log into your account, and follow the instructions to register for the Challenge. If you do not already have an Account, go to the Website during the Registration Period and complete the online registration with an email address and ZIP code to create an Account. You must also select a user name and password. Entrants must then return to the Website during the Selection Period, log-in to their Account and predict one (1) winner for each game in the Tournament. The Challenge Entities may send one (1) reminder email during the Selection Period to Entrants who have registered to participate but haven’t yet submitted Predictions. The Entrant will make the Prediction by clicking on the team name they believe will advance to the next round of the Tournament. After completing Predictions, Entrants will then be asked to enter their best guess for the combined total score of the Tournament championship game (“Tie-Breaker”). The Tie-Breaker answers will be used to determine prize winners in the event that there is a tie in final points awarded. The Tie-Breaker criteria will be applicable for all prize levels, including the Grand Prize (as defined in Section 6). After completing the Predictions and entering an answer for the Tie-Breaker, Entrants must click the “Save” button on the form to register the entry. If Entrant does not submit the form, the entry will not be valid. If Entrants wish to make changes to their selections, they may go back and change a selection at anytime during the Selection Period. No changes or revisions to the Predictions will be permitted after the close of the Selection Period. Incomplete or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. All information provided by Entrant becomes the property of Challenge Entities. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

4. SCORING: Entrants will earn points based on correct prediction of winning teams in the games of the Tournament. The number of points awarded for each correct pick of a winning game of the Tournament will increase with each round of the Tournament. A maximum of one hundred ninety-two (192) points can be earned if all games are predicted correctly. The four (4) play-in games, scheduled to take place prior to the Second Round of the Tournament, are NOT included in the Challenge. Challenge points will be awarded as follows:

Round Points
1 (Second Round) 1 point for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
2 (Third Round) 2 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
3 (Regional Semifinals) 4 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
4 (Regional Finals) 8 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
5 (Final Four) 16 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
6 (Championship) 32 points for correct selection (32 total points possible)

At the conclusion of the Tournament, Entrants scores will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring Entrants as described below. In the event of a tie, ties will be broken in the following order:

  • Tie-breaker #1 - Closest to the total points scored by both teams in the final game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored
  • Tie-breaker #2 – Closest to the total points scored by both teams in the final game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored
  • Tie-breaker #3 - Closest to the total points scored by the winning team in the final game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored by the winning team
  • Tie-breaker #4 - Closest to the total points scored by the winning team in the final game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored by the winning team
  • Tie-breaker #5 - Closest to the total points scored by the losing team in the final game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored by the losing team
  • Tie-breaker #6 - Closest to the total points scored by the losing team in the final game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored by the losing team
  • Tie-breaker #7 - Number of points scored in Round 6
  • Tie-breaker #8 - Number of points scored in Round 5
  • Tie-breaker #9 - Number of points scored in Round 4
  • Tie-breaker #10 - Number of points scored in Round 3
  • Tie-breaker #11 - Number of points scored in Round 2
  • Tie-breaker #12 - Number of points scored in Round 1
  • Tie-breaker #13 – Earliest date/time of Prediction submission

5. GROUPS: Entrants can create or join public or private groups of friends or other users with similar interests, skill level, etc. When creating a private group, Entrant will be asked to enter a password. Group standing or participation has no outcome on the total Challenge outcome.

6. PRIZES:

Grand Prize - Perfect Bracket ONLY The Grand Prize will only be awarded in the event that an Entrant submits a Perfect Bracket. If no Entrant submits a Perfect Bracket the Grand Prize will not be awarded. One (1) Grand Prize is available consisting of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00)*. *$1 million prize will be awarded as an annuity payable at Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) per year for forty (40) years. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $550,000.
1st Prize Highest Point Total The one (1) Entrant with the highest point total at the end of the Challenge who has not submitted a Perfect Bracket shall receive the First Prize. The First Prize winner will receive one (1) 50 inch Smart TV. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Prize Second thru Fifth Highest Point Totals Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) in FOX Sports Shop Bucks. ARV: $250.
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Prize Sixth thru Tenth Highest Point Totals One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) in FOX Sports Shop Bucks. ARV: $100.
11th – 50th Prize Eleventh thru Fiftyth Highest Point Totals Twenty Dollars ($20.00) in FOX Sports Shop Bucks. ARV: $20.
Total Challenge ARV: $553,300

Limit one (1) prize per Household. FOX Sports Shopping Bucks will be awarded via promotional codes and can only be used at www.FOXSportsShop.com. Shopping Bucks have no cash value and will expire on December 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM PT. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. The FOX Sports Shopping Bucks are subject to all terms and conditions generally applicable thereto and are non-transferable and will be deemed void if sold, transferred, auctioned, or assigned to any third party. Prize winners cannot assign or transfer any prize to another person. No cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Challenge Entities. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Challenge Entities, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded. The ARV of any prize represents Challenge Entities good faith determination of the maximum retail value thereof. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. The ARV of any prize is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. The prizes are awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation. If prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded, in Challenge Entities sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.

7. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: The Grand Prize will only be awarded in the event that an Entrant submits a Perfect Bracket. The Entrant with the highest point score at the end of the Challenge (or tie-breaker, if applicable) will be declared the First Prize winner, pending eligibility verification. The Entrants with the next ninety-nine (99) highest point scores at the end of the Challenge (or tie-breaker, if applicable) will be declared the Second Prize winners, pending eligibility verification. The Entrants with the next one hundred (100) highest point scores at the end of the Challenge (or tie-breaker, if applicable) will be declared the Third Prize winners, pending eligibility verification. All winners will be notified via email at the email address listed in their Challenge Registration on or about April 17, 2014. Selected winners will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours of first attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize. Grand and First Prize winners will be required to verify eligibility and to execute before a notary public and return within five (5) days an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, unless prohibited by law, a publicity release (collectively, the “Prize Claim Documents”) covering eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearance issues, unless prohibited by law. The Grand and First Prize winners must provide Challenge Entities with a valid social security number for tax reporting purposes before the prize will be awarded. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Grand and First Prize winners. Second Prize winners may be required to verify eligibility and complete a simple claim form, as directed by the Administrator. The failure of any winner to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Administrator may re-award the prize to an alternate winner according to point scores. Prizes will not be awarded until all such properly executed forms are returned.

8. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: Challenge is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Challenge Entities, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Challenge and/or by accepting any prize, each Entrant agrees to release and indemnify the Challenge Entities; each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals' respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Challenge and/or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. Acceptance of a prize authorizes the Challenge Entities and their assigns to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, throughout the universe in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Challenge Entities are not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at the Challenge Entities’ sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. By entering the Challenge, Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Challenge, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Challenge, but in no event will Entrant’s attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, or from participation in the Challenge; (v) the Entrant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light or (vi) any printing, typographical, human administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Challenge. Challenge Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an Entrant’s computer system, which is occasioned by accessing the Website, or participating in the Challenge, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Challenge Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Challenge (or any portion of the Challenge) should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Challenge and, in such situation, to select the winner(s) from eligible non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by the Challenge Entities. Challenge Entities may prohibit you from participating in the Challenge or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Challenge Entities representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CHALLENGE ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

9. GOVERNING LAW: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUBMISSION OR OTHER MATERIAL SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS. THE INVALIDITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE RULES SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION. IN THE EVENT THAT ANY PROVISION IS DETERMINED TO BE INVALID OR OTHERWISE UNENFORCEABLE OR ILLEGAL, THESE RULES SHALL OTHERWISE REMAIN IN EFFECT AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AS IF THE INVALID OR ILLEGAL PROVISION WERE NOT CONTAINED HEREIN. IN NO EVENT WILL THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES, THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, WEB MASTERS/SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, CONTRACTORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S IN THE CHALLENGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES, THE CHALLENGE AND THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

10. ARBITRATION PROVISION: By participating in this Challenge, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes the Entrant may have with, or claims Entrant may have against, the Released Parties relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (i) the Challenge, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved individually and exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the National Arbitration Forum (the “Forum”) and conducted before a sole arbitrator pursuant to the Code of Procedure established by the Forum. The arbitration shall be held at a location determined by the Forum pursuant to the Code of Procedure, or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the Entrant and Sponsor. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable Entrant may have entered into in connection with the Challenge. There shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only the Entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated. The arbitrator shall not have the power to award special or punitive damages against the Entrant or Released Parties. For more information on the Forum and/or the Forum's Code of Procedure, please visit their website at www.arb-forum.com. If any part of this Arbitration Provision is deemed to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of this Arbitration Provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

11. GAMBLING PROHIBITION: This Challenge is strictly for entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling.

12. PRIVACY POLICY: Any personal information supplied by you to Sponsor will be subject to Sponsor's privacy policy posted at http://msn.foxsports.com/other/page/privacy-policy. By entering the Challenge, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Challenge Entities for the purpose of Challenge administration and prize fulfillment. Sponsor will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party other than as described herein.

13. SPONSOR: Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC, 12181 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094.

14. ADMINISTRATOR: Creative Zing Promotion Group, 189 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1130A, Orlando, FL 32801.

15. LIST OF WINNERS/RULE REQUESTS: For the list of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “FOXSports.com Bracket Challenge” Winner's List or Rules, 189 S. Orange Ave, Suite 1130A, Orlando, FL 32801 (VT Residents may omit return postage) by May 1, 2014.

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FOX Sports Group Creator Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

1. DESCRIPTION: The “FOX Sports Group Creator” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes") entry begins on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is FOX Sports Interactive Media, LLC (“Sponsor”). The administrator of this Sweepstakes is Creative Zing Promotion Group ("Administrator").

2. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C., who are at least 18 years of age or the age of legal majority in the state of primary residence at time of entry and who are creators of a “Group” with a minimum of ten (10) individual Group “Members” in the FOX Sports Bracket Challenge (the “Entrant” or “Group Creator”). To be eligible for a Prize, as detailed in Section 4 below: (1) Entrant must create and register the Group prior to the end of the Sweepstakes Period; and (2) Entrant, along with the associated Group Members, must complete a bracket by predicting the outcome of all sixty-three (63) 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Tournament as detailed in Section 3 below. ONLY the Entrant/Group Creator is eligible to receive a Prize. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Sponsor and Administrator (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”) and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives and promotion and advertising agencies, together with the immediate family members and those living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes void where prohibited or restricted by law.

3. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To participate in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant must have a FoxSports.com account (“Account”). If the Entrant already has an Account, he or she must log into his or her Account by visiting http://msn.foxsports.com/fantasy/collegebasketball/tourney/ (the “Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period, and follow the instructions to create and register a Group. If the Entrant does not already have an Account, he or she must go to the Website during the Sweepstakes Period and complete the online registration with an email address and ZIP code to create an Account. Entrant must also select a user name and password. After creating a Group, Entrant must follow the instructions to invite Members to the Group. Each Member must have an Account to participate. If the Member already has an Account, he or she must log into his or her Account by visiting the Website and accept the Group invitation. If the Member does not have an Account, he or she must follow the instructions to create an Account, as detailed above. To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, the Entrant and all Group Members must complete their brackets according to the online instructions by tip-off of the first game on March 20, 2014, tentatively scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. PT.

Entrant must be the rightful owner (or have authorized use) of the e-mail address identified in their Account, and the Account used to create the Group. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant and/or winner, they will be deemed to be the natural person in whose name the e-mail account associated with the provided e-mail address was opened. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Entrants must provide all information requested to be eligible to win. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR ENTRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO ALTERNATE FORM OF ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s understanding of and full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant that they determine to be in violation of any term contained in these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities’ decision not to enforce a specific provision of these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of that provision or of the Official Rules generally.

4. PRIZE:

Grand Prize (1) There is one (1) Grand Prize available. The Grand Prize consists of the following: (a) One (1) 50” smart TV (ARV: $1000.00); and (b) one (1) Home Theatre System (ARV: $200.00). Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Grand Prize: One Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($1,200.00).
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Prize Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) in FOX Sports Shop Bucks. ARV: $250.
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Prize One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) in FOX Sports Shop Bucks. ARV: $100.
Cumulative ARV of All Prizes: $2,700

All prizes awarded “as-is” with no warranty expressed, written or implied. The ARV of any prize is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded. Prize winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize. If the actual value of any prize is less than the ARV stated herein, the prize winner will NOT be entitled to a check, cash or other form of payment for the price difference. Prize winner cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. The prize cannot be redeemed for cash. No prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value will be awarded. If prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded, in Sweepstakes Entities' sole discretion. Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative purposes only. Other restrictions may apply.

5. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted by the Administrator from among all eligible entries received on or about March 22, 2014. The potential winner will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours of notification. The Sweepstakes Entities shall have no liability for any such notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a potential winner. The potential winner must be able to receive telephone calls from an unlisted and/or blocked number. Messages may not be left. Administrator reserves the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with the Official Rules. Winner will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within three (3) days of first attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Administrator will randomly select an alternate winner from the remaining eligible entries, time permitting. Grand Prize winner will be required to verify eligibility and to execute before a notary public and return within five (5) days an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, unless prohibited by law, a publicity release (collectively, the “Prize Claim Documents”) covering eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearance issues, unless prohibited by law. The Grand Prize winner must provide Sweepstakes Entities with a valid social security number for tax reporting purposes before the prize will be awarded. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Grand Prize winner. Second thru Tenth Prize winners may be required to verify eligibility and complete a simple claim form, as directed by the Administrator. The failure of any winner to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Administrator may re-award the prize to an alternate winner from the remaining eligible entries for that prize. Prizes will not be awarded until all such properly executed forms are returned.

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Entities, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting any prize that they may win, each Entrant agrees to release and indemnify the Sweepstakes Entities; each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals' respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. Each Entrant, as a condition of receiving a prize, authorizes the Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence in programming or promotional material, throughout the universe in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event will Entrant’s attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; (v) the Entrant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light or (vi) any printing, typographical, human administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an Entrant’s computer system, which is occasioned by accessing the Website, or participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion of the Sweepstakes) should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in such situation, to select the winner from eligible non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by the Sweepstakes Entities. Sweepstakes Entities may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Sweepstakes Entities representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

8. GOVERNING LAW: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUBMISSION OR OTHER MATERIAL SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS. THE INVALIDITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE RULES SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION. IN THE EVENT THAT ANY PROVISION IS DETERMINED TO BE INVALID OR OTHERWISE UNENFORCEABLE OR ILLEGAL, THESE RULES SHALL OTHERWISE REMAIN IN EFFECT AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AS IF THE INVALID OR ILLEGAL PROVISION WERE NOT CONTAINED HEREIN.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, WEB MASTERS/SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, CONTRACTORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES, THE WEBSITE AND THE SWEEPSTAKES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

9. ARBITRATION PROVISION: By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes the Entrant may have with, or claims Entrant may have against, the Released Parties relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (1) the Sweepstakes, (2) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (3) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved individually and exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the National Arbitration Forum (the “Forum”) and conducted before a sole arbitrator pursuant to the Code of Procedure established by the Forum. The arbitration shall be held at a location determined by the Forum pursuant to the Code of Procedure, or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the Entrant and Sponsor. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable Entrant may have entered into in connection with the Sweepstakes. There shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only the Entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated. The arbitrator shall not have the power to award special or punitive damages against the Entrant or Released Parties. For more information on the Forum and/or the Forum's Code of Procedure, please visit their website at www.arb-forum.com. If any part of this Arbitration Provision is deemed to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of this Arbitration Provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

10. PRIVACY POLICY: Any personal information supplied by you to Sponsor will be subject to Sponsor's privacy policy posted at http://msn.foxsports.com/other/page/privacy-policy. By entering the Challenge, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Challenge Entities for the purpose of Challenge administration and prize fulfillment. Sponsor will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party other than as described herein.

11. SPONSOR: Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC, 12181 Bluff Creek Drive, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90094.

12. ADMINISTRATOR: Creative Zing Promotion Group, 189 South Orange Ave., Suite 1130A, Orlando, FL 32801.

13. PRIZE WINNER LIST: For the names of the prize winner, or a copy of these official rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “FOX Sports Group Creator” Sweepstakes Winner's List or Rules, 189 South Orange Ave., Suite 1130A, Orlando, FL 32801 (VT Residents may omit return postage) by March 31, 2014.