Fox 9's College Picks Contest Rules




Who Can Enter


1.                  Entrants must be legal Minnesota or Wisconsin residents who are 18 years of age or older and have lawful access to the methods of entry set forth in these rules. 


2.                  Employees of Fox/UTV Holdings, LLC, owner of television stations KMSP and WFTC, and Running Aces Casino and Racetrack (collectively, “Sponsor”), their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family and household members of each are ineligible.


How To Enter


3.                  No purchase is necessary to enter or win.  Only one entry per e-mail address per Contest Week. The contest will begin on August 18, 2017, and continue through November 24, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).  Each time period set forth in the chart below will be referred to as a “Contest Week.” The first Contest Week will begin on August 18th when posted and will end on September 4th at the time posted in the status column of the game dashboard; thereafter, each Contest Week will begin after the conclusion of the last Designated Regular Season Game for the prior Contest Week and end at the time posted in the status column of the game dashboard.  


Contest Weeks Begins (on or about)

Winner Chosen (on or about)

August 18-September 4, 2017

September 5, 2017

September 5-September 9, 2017

September 11, 2017

September 10-16, 2017

September 18, 2017

September 17-23, 2017

September 25, 2017

September 24-30, 2017

October 2, 2017

October 1-7, 2017

October 9, 2017

October 8-14, 2017

October 16, 2017

October 15-21, 2017

October 23, 2017

October 22-28, 2017

October 30, 2017

October 29-November 4, 2017

November 6, 2017

November 5-11, 2017

November 13, 2017

November 12-18, 2017

November 20, 2017

November 19-24, 2017

November 27, 2017



4.                           To enter, access the online Fox 9 College Picks Contest entry form at or at and follow all instructions to complete the entry form any time during the Contest Period. Once entered in any Contest Week during the Contest Period, entrants will thereafter be automatically reentered in subsequent Contest Weeks as further set forth in paragraph 5.

How To Play

5.                  Each week, (i) select the teams that you believe will be the winner of each college football regular season game listed in the game dashboard (“Designated Regular Season Game(s)”), and (ii) predict the score for the winning and losing team for the designated tie-breaker game (“Designated Tie-Breaker Game(s)”). You may enter your picks and score predictions until the start of each Designated Regular Season Game. The point value for selecting the correct winner of each Designated Regular Season Game is 1 point.  If you fail to predict a winner for any Designated Regular Season Game, your pick will automatically be the team that was selected by the majority of participants, and if you fail to predict the score for the Designated Tie-Breaker Game(s), your predicted score will be the average scores predicted by the other participants for the winning and losing teams, respectively. If a game is canceled, postponed or forfeited for any reason, or if a game ends in a tie, no points will be awarded for that game.


6.                  Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry, winner(s) or other giveaway information by Sponsor or entrants for any reason whatsoever.  Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the giveaway or for entries that are late, misdirected or incomplete.  All entry materials may be maintained as part of KMSP’s giveaway records.  CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the giveaway if it becomes technically or otherwise corrupted.


7.                  The entrant with the most points each Contest Week will be selected as a weekly winner, for a total of 13 weekly winners during the Contest Period.  In addition, the entrant with the highest combined score (i.e., the entrant’s total points for all Contest) at the end of the Contest Period will be selected as the Grand Prize winner.  In the event of a tie for a weekly winner, the winner will be determined as follows from among all tied participants: (a) the participant's predicted score from the winning team in that week's Designated Tie-Breaker Game will be subtracted from the actual score obtained by the winning team, and the difference multiplied by itself, (b) the participant's predicted score from the losing team in that week's Designated Tie-Breaker Game will be subtracted from the actual score obtained by the losing team, and the difference is multiplied by itself, (c) the result in (a) will be added to the result in (b) to obtain the "Score Differential." The participant with the lowest "Score Differential" will be deemed the winner. If there are still participants tied at this point, the weekly winner will be chosen at random from amongst those participants still tied. In the event of a tie for the Grand Prize, the tie breaker will be determined first by comparing the Score Approximations from the last Contest Week of the Contest Period. The participant with the lowest "Score Differential" will be deemed the Grand Prize winner; if ties remain, the entrant who selected the winning team in the Designated Tie-Breaker Game of the last Contest Week of the Contest Period k will be deemed the winner. If ties still remain, the Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random from amongst those participants still tied.


The Prize


8.                  Each weekly winner will receive a Running Aces Night Out package for 4 valid until December 12, 2017, which includes the following: (1) 4, $25-food coupons with a nonalcoholic beverage; (2) 4, gaming coupons for the card room; and (3) 4, decks of playing cards.  The approximate retail value of each weekly prize is $150.  The Grand Prize winner will receive a VIP Racing and Fishing Experience package for 8, valid Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday September 5, 2017 through September 16 2017, and Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday May 21, 2018 through September 15, 2018.  The VIP Racing and Fishing Experience package includes the following: (1) Trout Fishing for 8 people; (2) dinner on any live race night for 8 people; (3) behind the scenes of the barns before race night for 8 people; (4) finish line viewing of a live race night for 8 people; (5) 8 race programs; (6) 8 decks of cards; (7) race named after your group; and (8) viewing of race from starter car for 8 people.  The approximate retail value of the grand prize is $1,222.  The Prizes are provided by the Running Aces Casino and Racetrack.


9.                  The winners will be notified by phone or email on or about the dates set forth in paragraph 3.  The winners must respond to prize notification within 4 days, and the winner will be required to complete, sign and return a Certification of Eligibility and Release and claim the prizein the manner and within the time period communicated by Sponsor or they will be disqualified.  If a weekly winner cannot be reached, does not respond to prize notification, or does not return the signed and completed Certification of Eligibility and Release and claim the prize within the designated time period, no prize will be awarded.  If the Grand Prize winner cannot be reached, the next runner up in accordance with these rules will be deemed the Grand Prize winner.


10.              Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by the winners.  The winners cannot assign or transfer prize.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.


11.              The winners are responsible for all local, county, state, and federal taxes on prizes based on the value of the prize set forth in these rules.


12.              Only one prize will be awarded per household.  Individuals are eligible to win only one prize within any 60-day period, regardless of the number of giveaways entered.


Odds of Winning Miscellaneous


13.              Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.


14.              Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, hometowns, likenesses, and photographs for broadcast, online posting, and/or any in any other media, including for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation.


15.              These giveaway rules are available at, and Monday through Friday during normal business hours at KMSP-TV, 11358 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie, MN  55344, through December 24, 2017.


16.              For a list of the prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope after November 27, 2017, to: KMSP-TV, Attn: Fox 9 College Picks Contest, 11358 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie, MN  55344.


17.              This giveaway is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law, including without limitation, in jurisdictions requiring registration, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements or disclosures that are not expressly satisfied by these rules.  Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, offering, or administration of the giveaway, or in the announcement of the prize.  In the event of a dispute over who submitted a particular entry, Sponsor will determine the entrant’s identity or select an alternate winner, in its sole discretion.


18.              By entering, participants represent that they are eligible, and agree (a) to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, (b) to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (c) to Sponsor’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy located at


19.              This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook. Entry information is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook. Entrants release Facebook from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind related to this giveaway.

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