The Syracuse Orange basketball team will not be taking part in March Madness but that doesn't mean you can't (I think...I haven't read the whole NCAA report to be honest). You've probably already done 43 brackets before play starts but how about joining a 44th?
Here's your chance to prove once and for all that you're smarter than Sean, more loyal than John Cassillo and less complain-y than McClusky. Join the TNIAAM 2015 Bracket Challenge and beat us head-to-head!
Plus, if you win first place, we'll send you your choice of TNIAAM t-shirt from GameDay Depot (value $23.00). For free! So what are you waiting for?
1. According to the official rules, you must be a member of our site to be eligible for a prize. Fortunately, that only takes 30 seconds, and doesn't involve receiving annoying emails or anything. If you're not already a member, just head to the bottom of this page, check the box to agree to the terms and conditions, and click the Join button.
2. Sign up for Realtime Brackets here.
3. Join our group. Once you've signed up, click the "Groups" tab, and search for our private group. The group name is "Hey, Where's Syracuse?". The password is "CooneyFor3". Then click join.
4. Fill out your bracket before the first game of the NCAA Tournament's second round (around 12 p.m. Thursday).
5. Start smack-talking. Or nice-talking. Totally up to you.
You can read about the scoring system and all other Realtime Bracket rules and procedures here.
Also, make sure to like us on Facebook, if you haven't already. We'll post occasional standings updates there.