College World Series Bracket Challenge: Win $500 NCAA Shop Gift Card


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Are you getting pumped to watch the UCLA baseball team in Omaha this weekend? Well there’s no better way to follow the College World Series than with a good old-fashioned bracket challenge. The NCAA-sanctioned Facebook event, hosted by official partner Northwestern Mutual, is just like a typical March Madness bracket pool. You create a bracket, make your picks and sit back to watch the drama unfold.

To make the pot a little sweeter, a Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from among the four highest bracket point totals and will win a $500 online gift certificate to the NCAA Shop, and one additional randomly selected winner will receive a $100 gift card.

If you want to get in on the action, follow this link, accept the privacy requirements and start picking winners. But don’t wait too long—the deadline for entering your bracket is Saturday, June 15 at 12 PM PT.

The CWS features eight teams in a double-elimination format, beginning with two four-team brackets akin to the Regional round. The two teams that survive the respective brackets will face off in a best-of-three series to determine the 2013 NCAA champion.

For a complete preview of the teams in this year’s CWS bracket, click here! This is a must-read to get the scoop on the Bruins’ competition before you make your picks. Only three of the eight national seeds made it to Omaha this season, so there’s plenty of uncertainty surrounding the field. Don’t be left in the dark when first pitch goes out on Saturday!