2012 Free Bracket Contests

March 5th, 2012
Low on cash? Need a little economic stimulus? Think you know college basketball? Then NCAA Tournament bracket contests are for you. There are contests of all shapes and sizes. Free ones. Expensive ones. Hard to win massive prizes. Easier to win smaller prizes. And then contests that you can set up yourself.


Here are 16 NCAA Tournament bracket games, pools, and contests to keep you busy during March Madness:


Free 2012 Bracket Contests


CollegeHoops.net Bracket Contest - Our yearly contest, with some cool features and prizes provided by RetroCollegeCuts.com. Print out our 2012 brackets to help you make your picks.


Yahoo: NCAA Tournament Pickem - Can't go wrong with any of Yahoo's fantasy offerings. $10,000 for the best bracket. Good for running your own pool. They also have a Women's Pickem contest.


ESPN's Tournament Challenge - Prove yourself amongst the thousands, win a $10,000 Best Buy gift card. Create your own group.



 Bracket Challenge - Similar to ESPN. Bonus that you can watch MMOD while following your bracket. Win trips to the 2013 Final Four. Also on Facebook.  

 Round By Round Brackets - A good alternative for those who don't want to be eliminated by the first weekend. Partnership with CoachesVsCancer.

 BracketManager - Run your pool amongst friends. Beware all the AT&T ads.


FoxSports Bracket Challenge - Win a $1 million with a perfect bracket. More realistically, win a TV or some smaller gift cards.


BracketContest.com - No clue about this site, but it ranks high on Google, and it looks like they legitimately give out cash. 


NBCSports: It's Madness - Win a $2,000 or gift cards from TicketCity. Easy to join.


Sporting News Bracket Insanity - Hosted on Facebook. Win some smart phones.


USA Today's March Mania - More of the same here.


Athlon Sports Bracket Breakdown - Win some JVC products, gift cards, and $60k for getting 60 picks right.



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