Daily News college hoop bracket contests set

March Madness is off and running.

The Newton Daily News has two college basketball bracket challenges starting next week.

For all those college basketball fans out there, here are opportunities to strut their knowledge of the men’s basketball tournament and the college basketball teams. Or just a fun way to share March Madness with friends and “foes” alike.

On Monday, March 17, a men’s basketball tournament bracket will appear in the Newton Daily News. The Daily News Sports Department will hold a contest with local readers using that bracket. Readers are asked to clip Monday’s bracket out of the newspaper, fill out the bracket and deliver their completed brackets to the Newton Daily News office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Prizes for the NDN Sports Department college tournament bracket contest are $50 for first place, $35 for second place and $15 for third place. Participants build up points for correct selections in each round as their teams move through the tournament.

The Daily News Advertising Department also has a separate contest online — The Newton Fareway Hoops Challenge — at newtondailynews.com.

Participants submit all their picks online and will be able to monitor their scores as the tournament progresses. Private teams and workplace groups can also participate in the Newton Fareway Hoops Challenge.

The overall winner of the Newton Fareway Hoops Challenge receives a $100 gift certificate to Newton Fareway.

If you have any questions regarding these contests, please call the Newton Daily News at (641)-792-3121.