Best Boys Basketball Coach 2014 Official Rules
USA TODAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS’ BEST HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL COACH
USA TODAY High School Sports (“Sponsor”) is sponsoring a national competition to determine the best high
school boys basketball coach as voted on by fans. Sponsor will select 306 active high school boys basketball
coaches, which will consist of six (6) coaches from each State and the District of Columbia. Sponsor will
publish the 306 coaches’ names on www.usatodayhss.com commencing on or about Jan. 14, 2014. There
will be three (3) rounds of voting by the public to determine The Best High School Boys’ Basketball Coach.
Voting is open to all individuals who are legal residents of the U.S. or District of Columbia and who are 13
years or older at time of voting. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology,
which may be used for the purpose of vote tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to
be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your votes. Multiple votes submitted by means of
software generated or other automated processes will be disregarded and disqualified.
State Voting: Beginning at noon, 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) Jan. 14, 2014 and ending at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) Jan. 21,
2014 all eligible voters may submit votes by going to http://contest.usatodayhss.com/ selecting a State or
D.C. from the map posted on the website, and vote for one of the six (6) listed high school boys basketball
coaches in each State or D.C. The 51 high school boys basketball coaches that receive the highest number
of eligible votes will advance to the Regional Voting, along with the top two coaches in the nation that
received the highest number of votes but did not win their state. There is no limit to the number of times an
individual can vote.
Regional Voting: Beginning at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) Jan. 22, 2014 and ending at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) Jan. 30,
2014, all eligible voters may submit votes by going to http://contest.usatodayhss.com/ select a Region and
vote for one of the high school boys basketball coaches in that region. One (1) high school boys’ basketball
coach for each of the eight (8) regions will advance to the National Voting based on the highest number of
eligible votes received. The top two coaches receiving the most votes in the nation among those that did not
win their region will also advance to the national round. There is no limit to the number of times an individual
National Voting: Beginning at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) Jan. 31, 2014 and ending at 3:00 p.m. (E.T.) Feb. 7, 2014,
all eligible voters may submit votes by going to http://contest.usatodayhss.com/. The high school boys
basketball coach that receives the highest number of eligible votes will be the winner. There is no limit to the
number of times an individual can vote.
Incentive Voting: During the Regional Voting and National Voting there may be the opportunity for a voter to
obtain fifty (50) extra votes by providing his or her email address to Quiznos. The voter will receive an email
from Sponsor with the 50 extra votes and Quiznos will sign up each such voter to the Quiznos Club. There
may be additional opportunities for a voter to receive extra votes during the Regional Voting and National
Voting, which will be outlined on the Voting Site.
Winner Selection: At the end of the National Voting, 8 winners (First Place – Eighth Place) will be
determined based on the coaches who received the highest number of eligible votes in the National Voting.
The First Place Winner will be the coach who received the highest number of eligible votes with the Second
through Eighth Place Winners being those coaches who received the second through eighth highest number
of eligible votes.
Winner Notification & Prizes: Each Winning schools will be notified on or about Feb. 7, 2014. Sponsor
will call the Athletic Department of each winning school during regular business hours and will leave no
messages. Failure to reach a winner by phone after three (3) attempts may result in disqualification of
winner, forfeiture of the prizes, and selection of a substitute winner.
There will be eight (8) prizes with a total ARV of $44450. First Place Prize: The Athletic Dept. of the winning
coach will receive $2,000 and a banner [ARV: $2075]. Second Place Prize is $1,000 and a banner for
the Athletic Dept. of the winning coach [ARV: $1075]. Third Place Prize is $500 and a banner for the
Athletic Dept. of the winning coach [ARV: $575] Fourth Place Prize is 250 and a banner for the Athletic
Dept. of the winning coach [ARV: $325]. Fifth Place Prize is $100 and a banner for the Athletic Dept. of
the winning coach [ARV: $175]. Sixth Place Prize is a banner for the Athletic Dept. of the winning school
[ARV: $75]. Seventh Place Prize is a banner for the Athletic Dept. of the winning school [ARV: $75]. Eighth
Place Prize is a banner for the Athletic Dept. of the winning school [ARV: $75]. Prizes are nonassignable
and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes
and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to
substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of
any taxes on prizes. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the
publication of the name and likeness of the schools, Athletic Director, and team members, in any media for
any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Odds of
winning depend on the number of eligible votes received.
Participation: Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing
any aspect of this promotion as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the promotion is compromised
by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of
Sponsor that corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the promotion,
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the promotion. Should the
promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize
money based on the eligible votes received before the termination date. Sponsor will not be responsible
for failure to receive votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical
failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software,
whether originating with sender of Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all votes will be deemed to have been
submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account
holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online
service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated
with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of
an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The invalidity or unenforceability of any
provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that
any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in
accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
The Best High School Boys’ Basketball Coach is sponsored by USA TODAY High School Sports. The
decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners, eligibility of votes, and all other aspects of the
promotion shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical,
printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to this
promotion. If you have any questions or for a copy of this Official Rules, please contact Derek Samson
SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
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