FOXSports.com Offers $10 Million Prize for Perfect Bracket.
NEW YORK--(BW SportsWire)--Feb. 24, 2000
Contestant that Correctly Selects Each Game
for NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament
to Receive Enormous Grand Prize
FOXSports.com, the fastest growing sports site on the Internet, today launched "It's Madness!," the premier NCAA college basketball tournament bracket game that is offering a whopping $10 million payday to the contestant who correctly selects every game - a total covering 63 games - throughout the entire FOXSports.com NCAA bracket form.
FOXSports.com's "It's Madness!" hefty monetary prize is the biggest in the history of the Internet. In addition, $500,000 in other prizes will be awarded to the top 3,000 players. The first place finisher will receive a new Pontiac Sunfire sports car while other top players will take home entertainment centers, televisions, video players and other elite prizes.
"FOXSports.com has gone all-out to provide college basketball fans with the ultimate NCAA bracket game with the offering of an unheard of $10 million prize," said FOXSports.com Senior Vice President, Danny Greenberg. "The NCAA Tournament is always a great time of the year for fans throughout the nation and our game, with top-notch prizes, should definitely add a new level to that excitement."
To participate in FOXSports.com's "It's Madness!," players can log onto foxsports.com where they complete a free registration and then select their projected winning teams throughout the entire bracket. While players will not be able to officially select their picks until the tournament field is announced on Sunday, March 12, the FOXSports.com site currently features message boards, team standings, and in-depth analysis on various teams and conferences to help with making those difficult tournament picks.
In deciphering a winner, points are awarded for each correct pick with each advancing round throughout the tournament worth more points. The player who selects all 63 games correctly will win the $10 million grand prize. FOXSports.com's "It's Madness!" is produced by Sandbox.com who has worked with FOXSports.com in the past to produce fantasy baseball, football and basketball games.
FOXSports.com, a division of News Corporation's (NYSE: NWS) News Digital Media, is the fastest growing sports site and the premier destination on the Internet for up-to-the-minute stats, news and scores for all professional, college and high school sports. Unlike any other sports site, FOXSports.com features: 18 regional sites covering local sports news and teams across the country, FOXSportsBiz.com, the definitive source for sports business news, and the FOX Sports Fantasy Network, one of the Web's most active fantasy sports leagues. Additionally, FOXSports.com owns STATS Inc, the leading provider of statistical information, delivering the most comprehensive player, team, game and situational information on the Web.
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