Volleyball fans can now fill out and submit their brackets for the Off the Block UC Santa Barbara Invitational Bracket Challenge.
The Off the Block UC Santa Barbara Invitational Bracket Challenge is a new contest that gives fans the opportunity to predict who will win the matches at one of the biggest non-conference tournaments.
The UC Santa Barbara Invitational is an eight-team non-conference tournament on Friday and Saturday. Teams playing in the tournament includes BYU, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Loyola, Ohio State, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and UCLA.
Bracket challenge participants can fill out their bracket online at challonge.com. Prior to filling out your bracket, individuals will be asked to create an account on Challonge. Creating an account on Challonge is free and takes less than a minute to complete.
The person who most accurately fills out their bracket will receive a free T-shirt from The Net Live. The Net Live is a national award-winning weekly volleyball radio show that airs live on Monday at thevolleyballnetwork.com.
The UC Santa Barbara Invitational has a winners and losers bracket after the first round. However, bracket challenge contestants will only be required to fill out the winners bracket portion.
In the event of a tie for first place at the end of the tournament, one contestant from the first-place brackets will be randomly selected for free T-shirt from The Net Live.
This contest is organized by Off the Block and run independently of the UC Santa Barbara athletics department.
The deadline to submit a bracket for the Off the Block UC Santa Barbara Invitational Bracket Challenge is 10 a.m. (EST) Friday.