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    Sports editor, Nolan Beilstein, has created a March Madness contest. Rules are simple. Fill out a bracket on the group, CrookstonTimesChallenge, on ESPN’s tournament challenge by 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 15.

    The top four contestants by the end of the Elite 8 will be able to watch the Final Four and championship games at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill with Nolan where he will buy the first round of drinks (first round of sodas for contestants under 21).

    Password to join is croxtimes. Basketball expertise not required. Often times, those that know the least do the best. Nolan has a bracket in the group, but his does not count towards the top four.

Directions to Find Group and Join

Go to

Click on the “ESPN Tournament Challenge” banner at the top of the page

Click on “groups”

Scroll down to “Search Groups” and type in, CrookstonTimesChallenge, and click on “Search Groups”

Click on “CrookstonTimesChallenge”

Either join with Facebook or an email

Enter the password: croxtimes

If you have already made a bracket, it will automatically join.

If your bracket is already in three other groups, you will need to fill out another. If you have not made a bracket, fill one out and click “Submit Picks.”

Things to Know

Group: CrookstonTimesChallenge
Password: croxtimes
Direct Link:

For any questions, email Nolan at or reach him at (940) 372-8175.