It's the greatest season of the year for college hoops fans: bracket season! The Iowa men are, sadly, not participating in any bracket-based competitions this year (although the Iowa women are; go Bluder's bunch!). That said, even though Iowa hoops was Not Good this year, the NCAA Tournament is always Good. And filling out a bracket as part of that Tournament experience is just a time-honored tradition.
Like last year, this year's Go Iowa Awesome bracket contest is set up at ESPN with their Tournament Challenge game. Go here to access the 2018 version of the game. If you played the game last year (and were a part of the GIA group), then you should just be able to rejoin our group for this year.
You can also join the group using this information:
GROUP NAME: GoIowaAwesomeNCAA18PickEm
The winner will get the eternal satisfaction of being a bracket picking champion -- and also a prize of some sort. (Probably a GIA shirt of your choosing, depending on what's left after our current sale.)
Speaking of prizes... if argulor and Encopresis are out there, hit me up in the comments or via email (ross-at-goiowaawesome dot com) or on Twitter (@RossWB). You were the winners of our Bowl Pick Em contest; argulor went 26-14 in the FunOfficePools game, while Encopresis killed it in the ESPN game, finishing in the 99.8th percentile (!). Well done!
Come one, come all and join our Tournament Challenge group.