Participate in the Herald’s bracket challenge to win a $100 gift card

Cole Claybourn

It’s that time of year again where everyone feels like they’re a college basketball expert. 

Now you can show off your knowledge by participating in the Herald’s bracket challenge.

The winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card that they can spend anywhere they choose.

But first, some rules:

-Each contestant is limited to ONE BRACKET. 

-When entering, please provide all contact information that’s requested (full name, email). That’s the only way we’ll be able to contact you if you win. If all the information requested isn’t provided, your bracket will be disqualified. 

-The contest is open to all current students and faculty members but excludes Student Publications employees. You must have a valid WKU email address and must be a current student or faculty member to participate. It’s the only way we can hold people accountable for not submitting multiple brackets under different email addresses.

-You’ll enter a final score for the championship game as a tie-breaker.

To enter, visit this URL — — and enter the password “wkuherald12.”

It will ask you to sign up for a login name. If you do that and it doesn’t work, try signing up for a login name on the CBS homepage first, then visit the link.

If that too doesn’t work, try copying and pasting the link in a new tab.

From there, you should be able to fill out your bracket. If you still have trouble, send queries to [email protected]

The bracket pool is set up to reward you for picking upsets. If you choose a 12-seed to beat a 5-seed in the first round, you’ll get one point for the correct pick and 12 points for picking the 12-seed, so you’ll end up with 13 points for that pick.

You can view the full rules and scoring system online. CBS has a limit of 400 entries per pool. In the event that more that 400 entries are submitted, we will create a second pool to fit all the entries. The contestant with the most points wins. 

The contest is set up to allow you to edit your picks until 10 a.m. Thursday when brackets will lock.

Good luck.