Announcing – 2nd Annual 2015 “Tau Madness” NCAA Basketball Tourney Bracket Challenge

Bill Barry '77 presents "Tau Madness" trophy to 2014 winner Frank Kulze '75

Bill Barry ’77 presents “Tau Madness” trophy to 2014 winner Frank Kulze ’75

Enter the 2nd Annual 2015 “Tau Madness” NCAA Basketball Tourney Bracket Challenge today!!

  • Test your NCAA basketball tourney picking skills against Gamma Zetas of all ages and around the world.
  • Make a donation to the house (we’re splitting the pot 50/50).
  • Take a chance of winning a great pot (last fall’s “Last Tau Standing” NFL Pool winner’s share was over $3,000!! and we think this will be even bigger!!)
  • Maybe get your name on a very cool trophy which will be displayed forever in the chapter house that you can show off to your children and grandchildren in the years to come!!
  • Most importantly earn bragging rights over Gamma Zeta brothers young and old!

Here are the rules.

  1. Make a $100 Donation for each entry by completing the form below.  You may submit multiple entries.  Just be sure to donate $100 for each entry.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions to register and enter your picks with our pool manager runyourpool.com.  (Note that you can set up your username and password now but will not be able to make your picks until after the final brackets are announced on “Selection Sunday” March 15.

You must make your donation and register and make your picks before the entry deadline of March 19, 2015 at 12:15 ET.

Pick Settings
Entry deadline: March 19, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. ET
Multiple entries allowed: Yes
Scoring Settings
Points awarded for wins (by round)
First Four: Play-in games are not included or scored
Second Round: 1 pt.
Third Round: 2 pts.
Sweet 16: 4 pts.
Elite 8: 8 pts.
Final 4: 16 pts.
Championship: 32 pts.
Tiebreak
Championship game total points
First additional tiebreak: Pool points in Second Round
Second additional tiebreak: Pool points in Third Round
Pot
Split 50/50 between ATO Gamma Zeta and winners
Winners share will be split as follows:
1st place – 60%
2nd place – 25%
3rd place – 15%

If you need help making your picks, come to the ATO Gamma Zeta “Tau Madness” Kick-off Luncheon on March 10 in Chicago where Gamma Zeta ’86 and former Illini Basketball Star and Big Ten Network Commentator Doug Altenberger and other former Gamma Zeta Illini Basketball stars will share their picks for the upcoming Big Ten and NCAA Tourneys.

Make your donation by clicking on the “Add” button and completing the form below.

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