Bracket battle: Want a second shot?

How did your teams do in the opening weekend of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament? If the answer is “don’t ask,” don’t fret. A new contest is underway for the Sweet 16/Elite 8 weekends.

Enter Battle of the Brackets, presented by The Republic and contest partners Renner Motors, Jacobi Sales and Clifty Creek Golf Course, and you could cash in.

Look for the updated bracket on Page B5 of today’s Sports section and fill in your winners. Bring it in or mail it to The Republic at 2980 N. National Road, Columbus, 47201, or scan your entry and email it to, then wait to be notified that you’re a winner. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

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