FOX Bowl Pick'em

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Frequently Asked Questions

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ENTRIES

How do I change my entry name?
You can change your entry name from the Manage Entries page
How do I create an entry?
After signing in with FoxSports.com, get started by clicking the "Play Now" button on the game's home page. Or, if you've received an invite from a friend, click the link in the email.
How do I change my entry name?
You can change your entry name from the Manage Entries page.
How do I remove an entry?
You may remove an entry on the Manage Entries page.
How many entries can I have?
You may have up to ten entries.
What entries are Prize Eligible?
Any entry that is playing the default contest rules is Prize Eligible. If for some reason you want to toggle an entry's Prize Eligibility, you can make an update from the Manage Entries page.
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GROUPS

How do I see who the rest of my group picked for this week's games?
If your group has 20 or less entries in it, you can view this on the Group Picks page. Entry picks will be displayed when the game has locked as determined by the group settings. There is also a "Group Picks Grid" available from this page that will display group picks in a traditional grid style.
How can I create a group?
Create a group by clicking the "Create Group" menu item within the Groups section of the game.
How do I join a group?
You may join a group two ways:
  1. If a group member has sent you an email invitation, you can click the join link within the email. This link will automatically load the registration or join page with the pertinent group information. All you have to do is enter the password which should be contained in the email. If it's a public group, no password is required.
  2. Search and find a group using the Find Group page within the Groups section of the game. Use the Group Filters to pick the group that best fits your desired game experience. Click the name of the group to join. Private groups may require a password.
How do I leave a group?
Visit the Manage My Entries page and click the "Leave Group" button. You may not leave a group once your entry has been scored, however.
How do I delete a group?
Group Managers may delete a group by going to the Owner Tools page and selecting Delete Group. Note: deleting a group will remove all group members from the group but will not delete the group member's entries. Group Managers may not delete a group after an entry in the group or the group has been scored.
How do I invite friends to my group?
Invite friends by clicking the Invite Friends link from any group page. Invite friends using email, Facebook or Twitter.
How do Private and Public groups differ?
Public groups do not contain a password and can be joined by anyone (unless the owner has locked the group). Private groups require a password to restrict access.
How do I change my group logo?
Group Logo can be updated from the Group Settings page.
How do I change my group description?
If you are the owner of a group, click the "Settings" menu item from within the Group section of the game. The "Settings" page allows you to edit your group description along with other group settings.
How can I remove a user from my group?
If you are the group manager, you may use the Group Members page to manage your members.
Can I control which group members can send invitations?
Yes, you can specify this setting for each member of your group on the Group Members page.
Can I control which group members can post on the group message board?
Yes, you can specify this setting for each member of your group on the Group Members page.
Can I control which group members can send group emails?
Yes, you can specify this setting for each member of your group on the Group Members page.
How do I change my group's password?
Group Password can be updated from the Group Settings page.
How do I remove a member from my group?
Group Owners may remove group members from the Group Members page.
How can I view my group's picks?
The Group Picks page includes game by game statistics based on group member picks. From the Group Leaderboard page click an entry’s point total to view that entry's full set of picks. Pick details will not be available until after a game has locked.
Can I limit the number of entries a user may have in my group?
Yes, the group owner may specify the maximum number of entries per user from the Group Settings page.
What are the "Fans of" groups?
There is an official "Fans of" public group for all major college football conferences. These groups are intended for fans of those conferences.
How do I create a Custom Pickset?
Group Owners may edit a group's pickset by going the Owner Tools page and selecting Edit Custom Pickset. Custom Picksets may be edited at any time but cannot be changed once submitted.
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SCORING

When do my picks lock?
All entries will lock at the individual game's start time.
When does scoring occur?
Shortly after a game concludes, scoring is updated. Final scoring does not occur until after the final bowl game is scored.
Using a spread entry, if the team I selected is favored by X points and wins by X points, am I credited with a correct pick?
No, you are not. A team must exceed the spread in order for a pick to be correct.
With a spread entry, if my selected team is an underdog by X points and loses by X points, am I credited with a correct pick?
No, you are not. A team must exceed the spread to be correct.
How does scoring with a spread entry work?
If your entry is picking with the spread, the spread is listed to the right of the home team. For instance, if the home team is listed with a spread of "-5", then the home team must win by more than 5 points. If the home team is listed with a spread of "+5", it must not lose by more than 5 or more points.
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PICKS

How do I make my picks?
Picks cannot be made until all bowl games and their teams are announced. As long as a game is not locked, you may make a pick for the game. To choose the winner of the game, click on the team you wish to select. Picks are not saved until you click the Save button on the Entry page.
How do I set the confidence points?
If your group uses confidence points, you may adjust a game's confidence points as long as the game is not locked. To set a game's confidence points using "Standard" confidence points, click the anchor and then click the game you want to push it to. To set confidence points using "Custom" confidence points, input a valid number in the text box. Once you have adjusted your confidence points, you must click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
Can I view another entry's picks?
You can view another user's entry at any time but picks are not displayed until after the game locks.
How often to the game spreads change? When do they lock?
Game spreads update once per day up until three days prior to game day. At that point, they lock and will no longer change.
How do I print my picks?
You can print your picks from the My Picks page. Look for the print icon () located just above the games list.
How do I pick the championship game? There are no teams!
The championship game cannot be picked until both participants are determined for the game.
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