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Basketball Tournament Challenge


Sunday, March 13, 2022



The online Basketball Tournament Challenge is for students, staff, and faculty! Two brackets have been created: One for students and a second bracket for staff and faculty.

How to Participate

  1. Visit ESPN's Men's Tournament Challenge and click the "Join a Group" button.

  2. Login/Sign up for a free ESPN account using your Hawkeye email.

  3. Scroll down to the "All Groups" section.

    • Students ‚Äč— Group Name: HCC Students Group Password: HCCStudents
    • Faculty and Staff — Group Name: HCC Staff & Faculty Group Password: HCCStaffFaculty
  4. Use your first and last name as your bracket name.

    • You are able to create an account and join the HCC Students or HCC Staff & Faculty groups any time before March 13, but just be sure to go back into your account and fill out the bracket between March 13 at 5pm and March 15 before the first game.

  5. Make your game selections. Brackets will be available starting on March 13 at 5:00pm and will remain open until the start of the first game on March 15. The tournament will be played through April 4.

Brackets will lock when the first game starts and will automatically be scored and updated after each game.

The tie breaker is the championship game score.

Limit one bracket per person.



Win an Amazon gift card for the following:

  • Top score each round: $25
  • First place overall: $100
  • Second place overall: $75
  • Third place overall: $50

Staff and Faculty

Free lunch at the RedTail Café + Hawkeye apparel!


  1. faculty and staff
  2. student activities
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