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FTC Launches March Mania Contest


Selection Sunday is over and the teams are geared up to hit the road in search of a national title. Welcome to March Madness!

At FTC, we don’t want anyone sitting on the sidelines; that’s why we’ve brought back the popular FTC March Mania bracket contest! This year’s prizewinner will receive an Apple Watch!

Fans of Winthrop University and the University of South Carolina have a special interest in the tourney this year with both teams representing the Palmetto State! The Eagles (26-6) won the Big South title and have made it to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. USC (22-10) is dancing for the first time since 2004. The seventh seeded Gamecocks are looking for their first NCAA tournament victory since 1973. This could be an exciting year for South Carolina basketball fans.

Regardless of who makes it into your polished bracket, FTC makes playing fun and easy with four simple steps:

1. Sign up and fill out your bracket.

2. Watch the men’s college basketball tournament March 16 - April 3.

3. Compare your picks with others’ by checking out their brackets.

4. Come out on top of the leaderboard and win an Apple Watch!

Game Rules

One entry allowed per person, one person per email address.

Must live within the serving area of FTC.

Must have a valid email address.

Must be a U.S. resident and 18 years or older to enter.

Click here for additional terms and conditions.


1st round – 10 points

2nd round – 20 points

3rd round – 30 points

4th round – 40 points

5th round – 60 points

Championship – 80 points

Click here to sign up.

Again, the winner will receive an Apple Watch. Sign up today to compete against neighbors in your community and come out on top of the leaderboard to win this popular smart watch. Remember to visit the leaderboard to see how your picks measure up with other players.

Best of luck and remember to stay connected with FTC!