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Welcome to the 14thAnnual Elmer Tremain Memorial Pool!

Bill Hulbert
Gabe Hotop
Tim Ross

 :: Welcome!

WELCOME BACK! It's 2014 which means it's time for our 14th Annual Pool! Each and every year we continue to grow and grow, and I always strive to have more participants than the previous year (206 entries in 2013)! It's going to be tough, but I'd love to top that this year. So tell your family, tell your friends, tell your co-workers.

We again have some exciting Prize Breakouts and a LOSER/BOOBIE Prize. See Prize information for more details!

Sad News: We lost a dear friend of the tournament this past year. Jeff Riley passed away in October. Along with his wife, Linda, and his daughter, Erin, Jeff participated in the Tourney for many years. Jeff was a great guy, a good friend, and will be missed. We will be making a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Jeff's name.

68 Teams again this year! This is the foruth year for the "First Four" - So everyone should be getting used to it. WE DO NOT PICK the "first round" games. But if you need a refresher of how we handle the 68 team field, click here.

My Uncle Elmer loved college basketball. The Kansas Jayhawks in particular (but if you knew him or any of his kids you already knew that), but he also rooted for the Tigers (whenever they weren't playing KU that is!). For you youngsters, there was once this thing called The BIG 8, then the BIG 12. And the KU/MU rivalry always took center-stage! Someone could always expect a phone call following those games: if KU won, Uncle Elmer would always call my dad to rub it in, and Dad would always call Uncle Elmer when the Tigers pulled out a win over the Chickenhawks. I remember the fun and camaraderie come tournament time too: entering NCAA pools, making side wagers here and there... In my opinion, in all of sports, the best and most exciting time of the year!!

So back in 2001 I began an online NCAA bracket and once again enjoyed the fun that goes along with it, the bragging, the trash talking, the hopes of coming out on top... But more than that, it was a way to stay close with family and friends...getting family from literally all over the country to participate in the Tournament Pool. And it was a lot of fun. Mike, Dale and Judy all commented then on how much Uncle Elmer would have enjoyed this. It was at that point that I decided to rename this annual pool in his memory.

Thank you for participating in the 14th Annual Elmer Tremain Memorial Pool.
Good Luck and Have Fun!

Scott Tremain

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 :: 2014 TremainTourney Results

WOW! UNBELIVABLE! An exciting year and a great Final Four! I don't have any stats to back this up, but I bet there hasn't been a year where NO ONE picked the winner of the tournament!

So here are our winners. Congrats to each of them:

1st Place: $1150 goes to Bill Hulbert (3)
2nd Place: $375 goes to Gabe Hotop
3rd Place: $175 goes to Tim Ross (tie breaker with 136 total points in final game)

In addition, our Last Place Boobie Prize "winner" is Van Harris, who gets his $10 entry fee back.

Thanks to everyone that participated this year. I hope you enjoyed it!

::Report Name
 :: Description
Report Package
Customizable batch of reports that links reports together
Current Standings
Standings based on current point totals
Projected Standings
Standings based on potential point totals
Configurable Standings
Standings sorted by up to 3 custom sort fields
Player Listing #
Listing of players (optional filter criteria)
Player Picks #
Bracket report listing of player picks
Tournament Results
Bracket report of the tournament results
Champions Summary
Shows breakdown of teams picked to win
Tournament History
Listing of prior tournament information
Tournament Summary
Summary of tournament teams and their pick breakdowns
Player Summary
Consolidated report of player picks combined on one sheet
Player Scenarios *
Mathematical elimination report showing best/worst finish
Tournament Pick Sheet
Bracket report for capturing player picks on paper.
Tournament Prizes
Shows any special prizes for your pool..
Tournament News
Updates on any news you need to be aware of.
Tip: You can print a copy of your bracket by going to Player Listing and picking your bracket and clicking the PRINT PICKS link.
# only available after ALL brackets have been submitted
* only available after the third round
printable bracket

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Complete TV coverage! Every game will be televised! Here is how this year's TV schedule will break down:
  • First Four - truTV
  • Second and Third Rounds - CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV
  • Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight) - CBS and TBS
  • National Semifinals (Final Four) - TBS
  • National Championship - CBS