Bracket contest deadline 11 a.m. today

Players in The Republic’s third annual Bracket Challenge have until 11 a.m. today to complete their picks in the men’s college basketball tournament.

Go to therepublic.com/bracket to register for this year’s contest. 

The contest is part of a larger $1 million contest, but local participants will also compete for prizes including electronics, gift cards, gift certificates for local services and local event tickets. In addition to the overall contest, a round-by-round contest allows participants a second chance at prizes.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age to play. No purchases are necessary for entry.