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8th Annual March Data Crunch Madness Competition 2021 – Overview

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Timeline

  • 02/01/21 – Historical Data Released
  • 02/08/21 – Registration Deadline for Teams – 11-59 PM
  • 02/26/21 – Initial Predictions CSV Submission due by 5 PM
  • 03/15/21 – 2021 Current Season Data Released by 5PM
  • 03/18/21 – 2021 Final Tournament Predictions CSV due by 1PM sharp
  • 03/24/21 – 2021 Final PowerPoint Report & Participation Honor Code Declaration Form due by 11-59 PM
  • 04/02/21 – Final Poster Session & Awards Ceremony

**all competition policies and procedures subject to strict compliance, and changes if any, by sponsor/organizer.

Competition Rules

  • 1st Prize: $750 for team
  • 2nd Prize $500 for team
  • 3rd Prize $250 for team
  • Team will split the money equally among the 4 team members.
  • All team members are expected to contribute equally.
  • All teams have to submit signed Participation Honor Code Declaration Form.
  • Interdisciplinary teams across various programs are encouraged.
  • The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
  • All policies and procedures must be strictly complied with. No exceptions.
  • Violations of policies and procedures will result in disqualification.

How to Create Teams

  • Please email team name and members (and copy all members) to: mdcm@fordham.edu
  • Teams will then be added to the March Madness Blackboard 2021 organization.
  • Create a team of 4 and upload the Excel file to blackboard via link by, 2/8/21, 11:59 pm. Designate one team member to upload.
  • Materials will be uploaded there.
  • Weekly coaching workshops will be held.
  • In order to qualify for prize consideration a team of 4 must be intact and submit final report together (if team members’ drop midway, a team is disqualified).
  • A team cannot drop/add members after 2/8/21.
  • All team members must be present at virtual judging event
  • A minimum of 10 teams are required for competition to continue to move forward into virtual judging event.

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