Enter the ESPN 97.5 BRACKET Madness

It’s that time again, ESPN 97.5’s 5th annual Bracket Madness presented by Bud Light, supported by Rudy’s BBQ. We’ll be giving away TONS of prizes worth over $50 each. And did we mention this is all FREE?!


Prizes include $50 gift cards to Frankie’s Italian Kitchen, Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage, Cypress Trail Hideout, Chuy’s, The Burger Joint, Smashburger, Live Nation Concert Tickets and lots more. Prizes being updated daily.

And of course, come hang out with us during the tournament as we broadcast live from these locations: (Updated Daily)

March 16th: Drift Bar, 1207 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008

March 17th: Cypress Trail Hideout, 25610 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, TX 77429

March 23rd & 24th: Circa Sports, Las Vegas

March 25th: Bobcat Teddy’s Icehouse, 2803 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007

March 25th: Bobcat Teddy’s Icehouse, 2803 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007

March 26th: Christians Tailgate Bar & Grill, 2820 White Oak Dr Houston TX 77007

March 30th: Texas Tailgate, 2401 Texas St, Houston, TX 77003

March 31st: J Bar M, 2201 Leeland Ave, Houston Tx, 77003

April 1st: McIntyre’s Downtown, 901 Commerce St Houston TX 77002

April 3rd: Pitch 25, 2120 Walker St Houston TX 77003

Official Contest Rules 

A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of radio station KFNC, ESPN 97.5FM, owned and operated by Gow Media LLC (collectively, the “Stations”),5353 W. Alabama, Suite 415, Houston, TX 77056, during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address.

The Station will conduct the ESPN 97.5 Houston Bracket Madness (the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

  • No purchase is necessary.  Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local regulations apply.
  • Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents age 21 or older with a valid Driver’s License at time of prize pick up.  One entry per person. Employees, agents, representatives, or affiliates of the Station, Gow Media., its affiliates, participating sponsors, other radio stations, television stations and print advertising companies serving the metro area, and their immediate family members and household members are not eligible to participate.  The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents, children, grandchildren and cohabiting significant others.
  • An individual may win an on-going contest only once per 30-day period unless otherwise specifically stated.   An individual may win other seasonal or one-time contests only once for the duration of the contest.
  • The contest will begin on Sunday, March 12, 2023 and will run through Monday, April 3, 2023 (the “Contest Period”).
  • All of the ways to enter and/or participate in the contest (e.g., entry forms, call in, online, etc.)
  • ENTRY PAGE. To access and/or enter the Promotion, log-on to the Men’s Tournament Challenge homepage and click the link: https://www.runyourpool.com/p/j/06a04c833d8f47619bab4ac10c65f85f
  • You must complete your entry by creating a username and password and completely filling out your bracket.
    • General. The objective of the Promotion is to accumulate the most points by correctly selecting the “winning pick” for each of the sixty-three (63) match-ups associated with the Tournament. 
  • ENTIRE Bracket must be filled out to be considered eligible for the ESPN 97.5 Bracket Madness. Only one entry per person.
  • Scoring. A correct pick in a given round is shown below: 
    • Round 2: 2 points per pick
    • Round 3: 3 points per pick
    • Round 4: 4 points per pick
    • Round 5: 6 points per pick
    • Round 6: 10 points per pick
    • Championship: 17 points per pick
  • In the event a Tournament match does not occur as scheduled (e.g., due to cancellation) no points will be awarded.
  • Lock-time. All picks will lock at the scheduled tip off time of the Tournament currently scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 12:15pm. Your picks for the matchups must be submitted, received and recorded by Sponsor’s computer by the scheduled locktime. Selections submitted after the deadline are considered invalid. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion. 
    • Ties. Entrants may, but are not required to, submit a predicted score for the championship game (the “Tiebreaker Game Score”). This prediction is used for tiebreaker purposes only. If no predicted score is submitted for an entry, it is given a default prediction of zero (0) points to zero (0) points.

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