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Contest Rules for WRFC-AM 960 The Ref

WRFC-AM, WGAU-AM/W254CJ, WGMG-FM, WXKT-FM, WPUP-FM, WNGC-FM 

Unless otherwise specified, these Official Rules apply to any promotion (whether called a "sweepstakes" or a "contest") on the above stations. If official rules other than these Official Rules apply to a particular promotion, those official rules will be posted on this website and identified by the name of the promotion. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 

Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, contests and sweepstakes (collectively, a "Contest") are open to legal U.S. residents residing in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Cox Radio, Inc. d/b/a Cox Media Group Athens ("Sponsor") and each of its respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. The term "family members" includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren and in-laws, regardless of where they live. Persons belonging to or affiliated with a professional acting, theater, or film-making organization, such as SAG or AFTRA, are not allowed to compete in the Contest or participate in any entry. Professional actors and filmmakers, whether full-time or part-time, are allowed to compete so long as they do not belong to any professional organizations connected with the entertainment industry that would cause Sponsor to pay the entrant or any other person a fee or any other benefit for taking part in any Contest event. 

How to Enter. The Contest will take place between the start and end times and dates stated on-air (the "Contest Period"). Sponsor will specify on which radio station(s) the Contest will take place (each, a “Station”). Sponsor will be the official timekeeper for the Contest. 

• If the Contest requires entrants to call-in to win: 

Listen to the applicable Station for Sponsor to identify the cue-to-call to try to be the designated caller. Sponsor may also identify a task, if any, that the designated caller must perform on the call (e.g., answer a trivia question), as well as the phone number to call in (the "Contest Line"). When you hear the cue, call the Contest Line at the appropriate time to try to be the designated caller and perform any applicable task. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and any other criteria announced on-air, the designated caller will be announced a winner. Sponsor will decide, in its sole discretion, whether a participant has met all criteria to be announced a winner. 

To be declared a winner for call-in Contests: (a) you must be listening to the station when the cue to call the Contest Line airs; (b) you must be declared by Sponsor to be the designated caller and perform any applicable task to Sponsor's satisfaction; and (c) you must comply with all other terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any other rules announced on air. Telephone calls will be taken by Contest operators in the order they are received, and the operators will count the number of calls received after each on-air Contest announcement to determine the designated caller. The determinations of Sponsor and Contest operators will be final and binding in all respects. 

Enter as often as you like, provided that using automatic telephone dialing equipment or other software or computer-assisted dialing equipment is prohibited and will result in disqualification. 

Entry into a call-in Contest shall be deemed consent to record any telephone conversation between a potential winner and Sponsor. Listeners accessing Sponsor’s radio station audio via IP connections like website-based streaming or mobile devices are welcome to enter. However, Sponsor cannot be responsible for delays in electronic transmission of station audio to IP devices. By entering the Contest, listeners acknowledge and agree to this specific provision of these Official Rules. 

In addition, Sponsor will not be responsible for loss of service to a Contest Line or for a participant’s failure to reach a Contest Line due to malfunction of any network or system, congestion, any technical or human error, failures or malfunctions of any kind, including the congestion, overload, busy signals, or any other factor that may prevent an individual from completing his/her phone call. In the event of interruption of power or telephone service to Sponsor during call-in period of a Contest prior to accepting the correct caller, or a change in programming that results in Sponsor’s inability to air call-in opportunity, Sponsor will not replay the affected call-in opportunity and the number of prizes awarded in the Contest will be reduced accordingly. If the correct caller is ineligible, or fails to comply with any term of condition of these Official Rules, that caller will be disqualified, and Sponsor will resume the call-in opportunity and declare the next caller a winner, pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. 

 

Telephone calls will be taken by Contest operators in the order they are received, and the operators will count the number of calls received after each on-air Contest cue-to-call to determine the correct caller. The determinations of Sponsor and Contest operators will be final and binding in all respects. 

 

In the event a caller gets disconnected for any reason before being declared a winner, Sponsor may resume the call-in opportunity affected and declare the next caller a winner, pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor will not be responsible for dropped calls from mobile devices or land lines and dropped calls may result in a potential winner’s disqualification and forfeiture of all interest in any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons who submit false or misleading entry information or who Sponsor determines to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest. 

 

Any winning entrant must be the same person who originally dialed the phone to the radio station to the radio station to participate in a Contest. No family members, friends, office associates, or any other person will be allowed to participate in a Contest on another person’s behalf. An entrant must provide his or her own name as listed on his or her valid Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee driver’s license or Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee state-issued ID (or other proof of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee residency, such as a copy of a utility bill), subject to the Contest’s eligibility requirements. If a participant uses a false name on any ID submitted as proof of identification, he or she will be immediately disqualified from the Contest and be ineligible to win any prize. 

 

Winner Selection and Odds: The maximum number of winners will be announced. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible participants and the order in which calls are received. 

• If the Contest requires entrants to like or comment on a Social Media Platform post: 

Contests may be offered via Sponsor’s social media channels (e.g., Instagram®, Facebook®, Twitter®) (collectively, “Social Media Platforms”). 

To enter, you must have the required Social Media Platform account registered under your name and you must be signed on to that account when you enter. Listen to the station for Sponsor to cue listeners to like or comment on a specific post on the Station's Social Media Platform page and to announce any other entry criteria for entry. When you hear the cue, go to the Station's Social Media Platform page and like or comment on the specified post at the appropriate time in accordance with any announced criteria. Unless otherwise specified, if the Contest requires entry by liking a post, Sponsor will select a winner through a random drawing among all eligible entrants. 

If the Contest requires entry by commenting on a post, Sponsor will announce the criteria for designating a potential winner (e.g., the sixth person to comment) prior to the Contest Period and any other required content, such as custom hashtags (e.g., “#contest”) or tagging the Sponsor (e.g., “@Star945”). Sponsor will count comments in the order they are received, and all comments received by Sponsor will be counted for the purpose of determining the winning entry. Sponsor may delete or decline to publish some comments during the Contest Period, but these will not be excluded from Sponsor's count. Only a valid entry submitted in compliance with these Official Rules may win. If Sponsor decides, in its sole discretion, that a potential winner's entry does not comply, Sponsor may designate the next valid entry to be the winning entry. 

In the event of a dispute, an entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the Social Media Platform account from which the entry is submitted, provided that such person satisfies all other Contest eligibility requirements. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with any Social Media Platform. 

Winner Selection and Odds: The maximum number of winners will be announced. Odds depend on the number of eligible participants. 

• If the Contest requires entry through a Station website 

To enter via a Station website, visit the relevant Station’s website at the relevant link(s): 

 

o WRFC-AM – www.960theref.com 

o WGAU-FM/AM – www.wgauradio.com 

o WGMG – www.magic1021.com 

o WXKT – www.1037chuckfm.com 

o WPUP – www.powerathens.com 

o WNGC – www.yourgeorgiacountry.com 

 

and navigate to the “Contests” page to select the relevant Contest link. Complete all of the required information and following all posted instructions. 

 

• If the Contest requires entry through the Station mobile application: 

To enter through a Station’s App, download and install the Station App on a compatible mobile device from either Google® Play or the iTunes® App Store. 

Once you have installed the App, navigate to the Contest/Sweepstakes tab on the App’s main menu to register for the specific Contest. Follow the instructions on the registration page and complete all of the required information to submit an official entry form. All of the information you provide must be complete and accurate. Entrants who submit an invalid phone number or email address may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Standard data rates may apply. 

By participating in any Contest via a Station App, you agree to be bound by the App’s terms of use and privacy policy. 

Winner Selection and Odds: The maximum number of winners will be announced. Winners will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible participants. 

General Contest Entry Terms 

The following terms are applicable to all Contests: 

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons who submit false or misleading entry information or who Sponsor determines to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest. In the event of a dispute, an entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the account from which the text message was sent. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a telephone number or other identifier automatically associated with the text message by a wireless service provider that is responsible for assigning the same. The use of multiple identities and/or accounts is prohibited, and any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries will void that participant’s entries and may result in participant’s disqualification. 

 

The use of multiple identities and/or accounts is prohibited, and any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries will void that participant’s entries and may result in participant’s disqualification. Incomplete, forged, altered, automated, mechanically reproduced, lost, late, misdirected, garbled, or illegible entries, or entries that do not meet the size or formatting requirements specified above, will be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s Contest application service provider. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent, provided that such person satisfies all other Contest eligibility requirements. 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. 

 

Listeners accessing Sponsor's radio station audio via IP connections like website-based streaming or mobile devices are welcome to enter the Contest. However, Sponsor cannot be responsible for delays in electronic transmission of station audio to IP devices. By entering this Contest, listeners acknowledge and agree to this specific provision of these Official Rules. In addition, Sponsor will not be responsible for loss of service to the Contest Line or for a participant's failure to reach the Contest Line or Sponsor's Facebook page or to transmit an entry through the Station's App due to the malfunction of any application, software, hardware, network or system, congestion, any technical or human error, or other failures or malfunctions of any kind, including congestion, overload, busy signals, or any other factor that may prevent an individual from completing his/her entry. In the event an interruption of power, telephone service, the Internet, Facebook or the Station's App and associated data service occurs prior to Sponsor's selecting and/or announcing a winner, or a change in programming results in Sponsor's inability to air an opportunity to enter the Contest, Sponsor in its sole discretion may decide not to replay the affected entry opportunity and may reduce the number of prize opportunities awarded in the Contest accordingly. If a winner is ineligible, or fails to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules or any other applicable rules, that winner will be disqualified. Sponsor may decide, in its sole discretion, not to select a substitute winner and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor. 

Any entry you submit (1) must be suitable for a general audience; (2) must not contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate material (all as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor); (3) must not contain any trademarks, copyrighted works or other intellectual property (other than works or intellectual property that you own, or for which you have obtained royalty-free rights for Sponsor to use in connection with the Contest (collectively, "Authorized Assets")); and (4) complies with all of Sponsor’s or any Social Media Platform’s as applicable, requirements and terms regarding the use of their services. Any elements appearing in your entry must be entirely original, created by you, be in the public domain, or be an Authorized Asset. Use of any material not original to you, not in the public domain, or that is not an Authorized Asset may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that violates the foregoing restrictions, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 

By entering, you represent and warrant that your entry complies with the requirements set out above, including those at (1)–(4), above. All entries shall become the sole property of Sponsor to be used or disposed of at Sponsor's sole discretion. No entry will be returned. Submission of any entry constitutes a participant's irrevocable consent to the publication or other use (but not the obligation to use) by Sponsor or its affiliates, including by their advertising, promotion and production agencies, to use the participant's entry, name and any identifying information associated with the entry for any commercial, publicity or promotional purpose, without limitation, without further review or approval or additional compensation to you. 

By participating in the Contest, you agree to be bound by Sponsor's Visitor Agreement and Sponsor's Privacy Policy available on this website or at the links below: 

o WRFC-AM 

 www.960theref.com/visitor_agreement 

 www.960theref.com/privacy_policy 

o WGAU-FM/AM 

 www.wgauradio.com/visitor_agreement 

 www.wgauradio.com/privacy_policy 

o WGMG 

 www.magic1021.com/visitor_agreement 

 www.magic1021.com/privacy_policy 

o WKXT 

 www.1037chuckfm.com/visitor_agreement 

 www.1037chuckfm.com/privacy_policy 

o WPUP 

 www.powerathens.com/visitor_agreement 

 www.powerathens.com/privacy_policy 

o WNGC 

 www.yourgeorgiacountry.com/visitor_agreement 

 www.yourgeorgiacountry.com/privacy_policy 

Prize Description. Prizes will vary in each Contest. A description of each prize and its approximate retail value will be announced on air or at the Station Website. No credit or cash will be given for any unused portion of any prize package. 

If the prize is electronic, the retail value may be subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the retail value is estimated and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. A winner will not receive the difference, if any, between the retail value at the beginning of the Contest and the retail value at the time of prize delivery. 

If the prize is a gift card, card issuer terms and conditions may apply. 

If the prize involves tickets to a sporting event, a concert or a show ("Event"), no refund or compensation will be paid in the event of the cancellation or delay of the Event. Sponsor will not be liable if the Event, or any portion of it, is cancelled or delayed. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, attempt to reschedule for a future event. Event tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. The terms and conditions of the Event tickets may govern if the Event is cancelled due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not replace, lost, mutilated, or stolen Event tickets, vouchers, or certificates. Exact details, including seat locations, shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. 

Limit: (1) prize per person and per household is permitted in any thirty (30) day period and/or any contest period (if a specific contest lasts sixty (60) days, a winner may not win that specific contest again if even that specific contest lasts more than 30 days). Additionally, the award of a prize worth $600 or more makes the winner and the winner's household ineligible to win any prize for one (1) year. 

Winner Notification and Acceptance. Sponsor will determine and notify the winning participant on or about the same day that the Contest Period ends, unless otherwise specified. 

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS VERIFIED ELIGIBILITY AND THE WINNER'S COMPLIANCE WITH THESE AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE RULES. 

Notification will vary according to the method of entry; a potential winner may be notified while on the Contest Line, by a message to his or her Social Media Platform account, by email, or by a telephone call to the telephone number included on such person’s entry, as applicable. In order to claim a prize, and unless otherwise stated by Sponsor, the potential winner must respond to Sponsor’s notification within twenty-four (24) hours of first attempted notification. 

To claim his/her prize, the potential winner must personally visit Sponsor's offices at 1010 Tower Place, Bogart, GA 30622 within thirty (30) business days after notification during regular business hours (between 8:30 a.m. EST and 5:30 p.m. EST, weekdays, excluding holidays) and present an accepted form of identification. Subject to the Contest’s eligibility requirements, accepted identification includes: a) a valid Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee driver's license or other Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee-issued photo ID; or b) a valid photo ID issued by another state or the U.S. government accompanied by acceptable proof of residency in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee, such as a recent copy of a utility bill. 

Potential winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), which must be notarized and returned within ten (10) business days of notification. If the prize is a cash prize, a check will be mailed to the winner. The check may take five (5) to seven (7) weeks to be processed and mailed from the time the winner provides all required identification and paperwork. 

Sponsor's inability to reach a potential winner after a reasonable (as solely determined by Sponsor) effort has been made, the failure of a potential winner to timely respond to a prize notification, the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, the inability of winner and his/her guest to travel within the time period specified by Sponsor (as applicable), and/or the failure of a potential winner to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules or any other applicable rules may, in Sponsor's sole discretion, result in the potential winner's disqualification and the selection of a substitute winner by based upon random selection, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If Sponsor declines to select a substitute winner, or if the selected substitute winner is not eligible, fails to respond to Sponsor’s notification, or is otherwise disqualifies, the prize(s) will remain unawarded. 

A winner may waive the right to receive a prize. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable and cannot be redeemed for cash (unless the prize is a check). No substitutions are allowed by the winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes or components of prize packages with a prize or component of equal or greater value. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on a prize. Winner may be required to provide his/her valid Social Security Number to Sponsor for tax purposes and/or complete an IRS W-9 form in order to claim a prize. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on prize value and, as applicable, will be issued an IRS Form 1099 based on the prize value determined by Sponsor. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules and any other applicable rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor. 

Participation. By participating, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and any Contest judges or administrators selected by Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Proof of sending or submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. 

Publicity. EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE THAT SPONSOR, COX MEDIA GROUP, LLC, COX ENTERPRISES, INC., PRIZE PROVIDERS, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS AND EACH SUCH COMPANY’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PUBLISH YOUR ENTRY ON THE WEBSITE AND TO BROADCAST, PUBLISH, OR OTHERWISE USE YOUR ENTRY AND/OR YOUR NAME, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, AND LIKENESS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR FOR ANY COMMERCIAL, PUBLICITY, OR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSE WITHOUT LIMITATION, REVIEW OR APPROVAL, OR COMPENSATION TO YOU. BY ENTERING, YOU GRANT THE RELEASED PARTIES AN EXCLUSIVE, ROYALTY-FREE AND IRREVOCABLE LICENSE AND RIGHT (BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION) TO TELECAST, BROADCAST, COPY, EDIT, ADAPT, MODIFY, REPRODUCE, PUBLISH, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF, DISTRIBUTE, USE, OR OTHERWISE PUBLICLY DISPLAY ANY OR ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IN ANY MANNER OR MEDIUM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN PERPETUITY, FOR COMMERCIAL, PUBLICITY, OR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, AND TO LICENSE OTHERS TO DO SO, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REVIEW OR APPROVAL, OR COMPENSATION TO YOU. 

Indemnification. If Sponsor’s use of your entry causes Sponsor to be subject to a claim by any third party, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties, and all persons acting by, through, under or in concert with them, against any and all damages, costs, judgments and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which the Released Parties (or any one of them) may incur as a result of the use of your entry. 

Release. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES TO FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, INJURIES, AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, LOSS OF ENJOYMENT, OR ANY OTHER HARM WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF: (1) PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST; (2) THE QUALITY, RECEIPT, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE; OR (3) ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY THAT IS RELATED TO THE CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE. 

Limitations of Liability. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING THE PRIZE(S), ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THAT SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE PRIZE(S) AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) 

THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR: (1) ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY PARTICIPANTS, PRINTING OR PRODUCTION ERRORS, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR EMPLOYED IN THE CONTEST; (2) TECHNICAL FAILURES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO MALFUNCTIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR DISCONNECTIONS IN PHONE LINES OR NETWORK HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN ANY PART OF THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE CONTEST; (4) TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST, THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES, OR THE NOTIFICATION OF ANY WINNER; OR (5) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM A PARTICIPANT'S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. 

Only the stated number of prizes will be awarded in the Contest. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming, or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the number of prizes specified by a random drawing among all legitimate eligible prize claims. 

Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official 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 Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained therein. 

No Affiliation. Unless otherwise stated, no Contest is sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Social Media Platform. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to Sponsor or the Station. 

Sponsor. The Contest is sponsored by Cox Radio, Inc. d/b/a/ Cox Media Group Athens. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest 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 or announcements relating to the Contest. For a list of winners or a copy of these Official Rules send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Winners List/Official Rules" (as applicable), Cox Media Group, 1010 Tower Place, Bogart, GA 30622 or visit that location during normal business hours. If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact Heather Taylor at heather.taylor@coxinc.com. 

 

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  • Every year the SEC shows once again that one of college football's most important arms races is the ability to acquire quality assistants. The energy and expertise these top lieutenants can provide can be invaluable on the field and in recruiting. With that in mind, here are the most important new faces in the league this year. 1 Todd Monken, Georgia offensive coordinator Monken is at UGA for a simple reason. His predecessor didn't get the job done. The Bulldogs offense was woeful in 2019 in the now-departed James Coley's lone season at the helm. UGA averaged just 30.8 points per game 7.1 points per game fewer than its 2018 average. Coley wasn't the only reason the offense sputtered, but few UGA fans shed tears when he didn't return. Now the pressure will be on Monken to add more punch to the offense a challenge made more difficult by the absence of spring practice due to the coronavirus lockdown. 2 Bo Pelini, LSU defensive coordinator An argument can be made that LSU's most important hire was Scott Linehan as a replacement for passing game coordinator Joe Brady who moved on to the Carolina Panthers during the offseason. Frankly, replacing Brady will be a tall task. It's unlikely LSU's offense comes close to matching the firepower Brady and quarterback Joe Burrow teamed up to provide last season. All the more reason Pelini who returns to his role as LSU defensive coordinator, a job he held from 2005-07 needs to establish a dominant unit. LSU is the reigning national champion, but defense was hardly the reason why. The Tigers were just 29th nationally in yards per play allowed last season. That number needs to improve this year. The good news is Pelini will have cornerback Derek Stingley at his disposal among the nation's best defensive players. 3 Mike Bobo, South Carolina offensive coordinator It was surprising to many that Bobo wanted to be the Gamecocks offensive coordinator after his tenure as Colorado State head coach came to an end. This is partially because some thought he might want to go back to his alma mater, UGA, and partially because some folks assume Bobo's new boss, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is squarely on the hot seat, and therefore could result in a short-tenured employment for Bobo. For what it's worth, UGA coach Kirby Smart has denied discussing a possible role for Bobo on his staff and Bobo has said he's excited about the challenge of rebuilding the Gamecocks offense. If Bobo's previous track record is an indicator, the rest of the SEC could soon be on notice. UGA was first in the SEC with 41.3 points per game in Bobo's last season as Bulldogs offensive coordinator in 2014. South Carolina might not quite match that feat this season, but a more experienced Ryan Hilinski at quarterback and the debut of freshman running back MarShawn Lloyd should enable Bobo to provide a major offensive upgrade. 4 Chad Morris, Auburn offensive coordinator Stop me if you've heard this before, but Auburn fans are curious if head coach Gus Malzahn will finally trust an offensive coordinator enough to delegate some authority. This has been a familiar story for the Tigers. The luxury of trust has been hard to come by for many in the role Morris will occupy under Malzahn. Two previous offensive coordinators left the Tigers for what appeared to be less attractive jobs. Rhett Lashlee became UConn offensive coordinator in 2017, and the freedom to run his own offense was cited as a reason for his departure. When Chip Lindsey left for Kansas (before eventually becoming head coach at Troy), it was widely assumed a tug of war with Malzahn had played into his decision as well. Will Malzahn grant to Morris what he's seemingly denied to others? One of the reasons pointing to yes is that Malzahn and Morris are long-time friends. Another is Morris' previous success as an offensive coordinator. Morris put up big numbers at Clemson prior to becoming SMU and Arkansas head coach, and was paid handsomely for his work. He, along with Malzahn, were the two highest paid offensive coordinators in the country in 2014 with a salary of $1.3 million. Morris will make less than that at Auburn, but will have a chance to prove to be a worthy investment for the Tigers. 5 Kendal Briles and Barry Odom Arkansas offensive and defensive coordinator New Arkansas coach Sam Pittman made quite a splash with his coordinator hires, and at least briefly calmed any concerns that might exist about his lack of experience as a head coach. Briles is a former Broyles Award finalist and Odom in addition to being known for producing stout defenses also provides a dose of SEC head coaching experience to the Razorbacks staff. For all the attention new Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin has received, and for all the talk about what Mike Leach will do at Mississippi State, the first preseason for Pittman with the Razorbacks should be a warning that it could be Pittman, and not one of the new faces in the Magnolia State, who has the best debut season. The post The 5 most important new SEC coordinators appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS The Georgia football leadership group has helped steady the Bulldogs throughout the turbulent 2020 offseason, according to offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer. 'How we meet in our leadership group, it gives us a chance to hear different perspectives,' Salyer said in a recent Zoom video interview distributed to UGA donors. 'It gives us a chance to be raw, because everybody has feelings. Everybody has things they want to get off their chest.' Indeed, it has been a challenging time filled with social concerns emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. The UGA players returned to campus and have been going through eight hours of voluntary workouts per week since June 8. Coach Kirby Smart and his staff won't be allowed to supervise workouts until July 17. They have been permitted eight hours per week of virtual meetings. That communication means more than ever. ESPN analyst and Georgia football legend David Pollack recently noted during an ESPN radio interview that 'it's a different world' for coaches and players. 'The younger generation, they are way more inclined to speak their mind,' Pollack said. 'This is a generation that's media-savvy . social-media savvy as it gets.' That could, in turn, lead to grievances being aired if not managed internally. Pollack points out every program has malcontents, and now there are s ocial media platforms. 'There's people at every institution, and when I was at the University of Georgia, I can pick our 15 to 20 players who were very unhappy with the situation because they didn't play as much as they wanted to, they didn't think they got a fair shot, and they thought they were mistreated, blah-blah-blah,' Pollack said. 'All those kids now, and all those adults now, are going to have an opportunity to speak out and say they were treated unfairly and they didn't get an opportunity.' Salyer, a junior who appears to be in line for captaincy, indicated UGA's leadership group helps mitigate potential team issues. 'I feel getting in those rooms and having a lot of older guys having a chance to talk and get out their feelings (helps), and then Coach Smart being able to listen to us and understand what we're saying, and sometimes implementing it into his plans that he has for the team,' Salyer said. 'It's coming together and meeting together and having our ideas aligned, that helps us a lot.' Georgia football preseason stories Georgia football OL Jamaree Salyer weighty issue, eager to compete Richard LeCounte explains UGA has great chance for national title Jamie Newman on the clock, embracing UGA's elite defense D.J. Shockley shares take on UGA freshman QB Carson Beck Georgia projections, playmakers at receiver and running back Why Georgia must take advantage of new schedule more than others The post Jamaree Salyer: Georgia football leadership group keeps team ideas aligned' appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS There is no question every Georgia football fan, coach, player and everyone else associated with the program is eager for the Bulldogs to begin the season. The coronavirus pandemic has put a damper over 2020 and left everyone yearning for a dose of normal that football season could provide if kicked off on time. The Bulldogs are in the midst of voluntary workouts, with Coach Kirby Smart and his staff able to begin supervising them on July 15. Georgia is scheduled to open the season on Monday, Sept. 7, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta against Virginia. In hindsight, playing the game on Saturday Sept. 5 would be much, much better. For that matter, a home game would have been even more beneficial. That said, it surely seemed like a good idea in January of 2017 for Georgia to open the season on a Monday night against Virginiawith the neutral site game. No one could have known then what we have all been dealing with now, some 2 1/2 years later. The SEC announced in August of 2019 that the Bulldogs game at Alabama would be on Sept. 19 this season. That set up the Bulldogs to play three games in 13 days. And that means Georgia will have two days less time to prepare for that showdown than the Crimson Tide. One could argue it's really three less days, since Georgia has a travel day built in with the game being played in Tuscaloosa. So here's the cautionary tale involving Georgia rival Tennessee opening on a Monday night. Three years ago, the Vols were in the same situation with three games in 13 days to open the season. It was a concern of the Tennessee staff then, and, sure enough, in hindsight there was some second-guessing. The Vols beat Georgia Tech in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 42-41, in double-overtime on that Monday night. But less than two weeks later, Tennessee was back on the road traveling to play Florida for a key SEC matchup. It was a showdown with the Gators just 12 days later that proved to break the back of previous Vols coach Butch Jones. Florida won the game at The Swamp, 26-20, on the last play of regulation. Tennessee's goal-line offensive package faltered, and the defense designed for the final drive of the game had more breakdowns than was typical for a Bob Shoop defense. Could two days more rest or preparation have helped or made a difference at one of those critical junctures? It's also fair to wonder about programs giving up home games moving forward in the near future. The school may lose some surface contract money, but it has become clear there's a value to have money kept in the home community. After all, those student athletes, head coaches and athletic department employees rely on the local hospitals, authorities and businesses. The recent trying times brought about by COVID-19 have magnified the importance of helping to build the home community, and not just taking from it. Georgia football preseason stories Georgia football OL Jamaree Salyer weighty issue, eager to compete Richard LeCounte explains UGA has great chance for national title Jamie Newman on the clock, embracing UGA's elite defense D.J. Shockley shares take on UGA freshman QB Carson Beck Georgia projections, playmakers at receiver and running back Why Georgia must take advantage of new schedule more than others The post Monday night opener could come back to bite Georgia football at Alabama appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Georgia wide receiver George Pickens' introduction to many UGA fans was the viral video of a dazzling catch made in a preseason scrimmage last August, but there's apparently a lot more to Pickens than what can be contained in a YouTube clip. Which is not to say the haul was unremarkable. It was so impressive that it even drew a compliment from notoriously hard-to-please coach Kirby Smart. 'This is a special player and a great catch,' Smart said at the time. 'He's had several one-handed catches in practice. He's a talented player.' It was also the beginning of what turned out to be an eventful freshman season for Pickens one in which he led the team with 727 receiving yards and eight touchdowns and became Sugar Bowl MVP by matching a UGA bowl record with 12 catches in the Bulldogs' win against Baylor. However, not all the attention Pickens received in his first year with the program was positive. He was ejected late in UGA's 52-7 win at Georgia Tech for an altercation with a Yellow Jackets player which resulted in Pickens being forced to sit out the first half of the SEC championship vs. LSU. UGA's key leaders were quick to point out that Pickens had erred in allowing his temper to get the best of him. 'That's a huge learned lesson for him not to do something dumb like that,' UGA linebacker Monty Rice said after the game. 'He's a vital part of the team, a vital part of the offense You see how productive he is. He can help us a lot. He's just got to be smarter.' The video from Pickens' fight became just as viral as his miraculous catch had been. And it became easy for some to define him in simplistic terms on the basis of these images as a player that was frequently noticed, but not always for the right reasons. Yet those who know Pickens better say there's a lot more to him than meets the eye. Former UGA wide receiver Sean Bailey is one of those people, and Bailey probably has as much insight into what it feels like to be Pickens as anyone could. Pickens was an elite recruit the No. 4 wide receiver in the country and the 24th rated prospect for the 2019 class. Bailey was an elite recruit too rated fifth as a receiver and 47th overall in 2003. Bailey shared his opinion on Pickens last week on DawgNation Daily and those thoughts extend beyond what can be conveyed in a video. 'Probably the biggest thing that stands out to me about him is that he truly loves football,' Bailey said. 'He loves to compete.' Bailey explained he saw that aspect of Pickens' demeanor while attending UGA practices. 'I've had the pleasure to watch several practices,' Bailey said. 'There are a lot of elite guys that are able to turn it on and turn it off, but when you have a guy that has it turned on all the time like George does at practice He's aggressive even when he's not getting the ball.' Pickens has credited his work on the practice field for why he enjoyed success during his freshman season, and has said being challenged by Smart and former UGA quarterback Jake Fromm during those practices was crucial in his development. '[Fromm] pushed me every day. Coach Smart pushed me every day to be the player I am today,' Pickens said after the Sugar Bowl. However, Bailey says Pickens was doing plenty of pushing of his own. 'He was extremely vocal. And this is as a freshman,' Bailey said. 'He's in it. He's competing every down, and not just in the pass game, but in the run game too when his job is to block and be aggressive. 'He's going 100 miles per hour, and you don't see this a lot at this position a prima donna' position. You've got a lot of athletes that like to catch balls and like to score touchdowns, but they don't want to get their hands dirty. George will go get his hands dirty in a heartbeat. He gets excited. He's thrilled to do it. Bailey is speaking of the way some wide receivers get bad reputations as players who seek glory and attention at the expense of being team-oriented. Bailey says Pickens isn't one of those guys. Pickens would probably agree. The mentality that he plays the game with is one that seems to value the physical aspects of football more than the typical receiver would. Pickens' first season at UGA while imperfect stands as validation of that point of view. 'It was a great season to me,' Pickens said. ' You win some. You lose some, but I feel like every day, every practice, every walkthrough we just fought. I like winning that way instead of winning the easy way. I like fighting for the win.' It's possible to like fighting too much, and perhaps at times last season Pickens did. However, more often than not, Pickens' fighting spirit will probably serve him well. And it could lead him and the Bulldogs to even more success in 2020. The post Former UGA star explains why George Pickens isn't a prima donna' WR appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Braves manager Brian Snitker announced the team had four players test positive for COVID-19: first baseman Freddie Freeman, left-hander Will Smith, right-hander Touki Toussaint and utilityman Pete Kozma. Smith and Toussaint are asymptomatic. Freeman and Kozma have fevers, but Kozma is feeling better, according to Snitker. The players gave their consent to announce their names. Read more on this story on ajc.com.