'Create Your Play': 5 Reasons Why Every College Student Should Download This New & Upcoming App

'Create Your Play': 5 Reasons Why Every College Student Should Download This New & Upcoming App

Legal sports betting has arrived and it's here to stay.
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When you think of sports betting you mostly think of the illegal aspect, the debt, and the risk that goes along with it. However, now those notions are a thing of the past with the development of 'Create Your Play'. 'Create Your Play' or 'CYP' for short is the new and upcoming app that allows for legal sports betting, and yes I did say legal. Sports betting is an extremely popular activity for sports lovers and thrill seekers everywhere and is especially prominent amongst college students.

Michael Gillman and Matt Geller, two young men who are currently enrolled at Indiana University as finance majors at the Kelley School of Business, took notice of the vast majority of students who participate in sports betting and the dangers that go along with illegal sports betting. Gillman and Geller are familiar with the industry due to their education at IU and previous experiences and recognized that there wasn't a product that offered legal sports betting anywhere.

Thus, Gillman and Geller co-founded the app 'Create Your Play'. With the help of Yash Mittal (the head of product design with a background in technical expertise) and Josh Bromberg (an expert in media marketing and graphic design) the young men developed a social, fun, and innovative app that allows college students everywhere to partake in a safe and legal way of sports betting.

Here are five reasons why 'Create Your Play' is an app anyone interested in sports betting should download!

1. The only LEGAL way to bet on sports.

First and foremost, 'Create Your Play' is the only app available that allows for legal sports betting. As young adults we have our whole futures ahead of us, meaning we shouldn't be participating in activities that have the possibility of ruining those bright futures, am I right people?

2. Can enter contests for as low as $1.00 and win unlimited prizes.

You don't have to take a huge hit to your bank account in order to participate in the contests, which let's admit is pretty convenient for broke college students. You also have the chance to win unlimited prizes, so as a recap you're not breaking the bank but you still have the chance to gain winnings?? Yeah, sounds pretty good to me too.

3. Customized contests similar to DraftKings and FanDuel.

The contests are customizable, similar to the format of DraftKings and FanDuel, which are two of the most popular daily fantasy sports applications with over 10 million users on each. The contests are customizable; sports included, entry size, payout structure, private or public. You’re also able to compete with your friends in these contests for any sports (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, Soccer, NCAAB, and NCAAF) and I’ll mention it again you’re able to do so LEGALLY.

4. Bragging rights.

Let's admit one of the largest pros of betting is the bragging rights that go along with it. Maybe it's not the best quality of a person, but everyone has a little bit of a braggadocios quality in them. You're finally able to truly see who is the best bettor in your group, and who doesn't love a little friendly competition.

5. Guaranteed Payouts.

The uncertainty about getting paid out for your winnings is diminished because with ‘Create Your Play’ payouts are guaranteed! “Instant cash prizes” music to any student loan bearing student’s ears.


'Create Your Play' is part of Indiana University's Innovation Incubator, "The Shoebox" and is aiming to launch full scale nationwide in colleges Fall 2018. If you're interested in testing out the wonders of 'Create Your Play' yourself, then just head to createyourplay.com for exclusive access to private beta testing. Be apart of the movement. Keep calm and (legally) bet on.

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TheSunVanished Is Terrifying, Exciting, And Very Much Inspired By H. G. Wells

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After hearing about the account, I finally delved into it a few days ago and it is a wild ride. From disturbing flashing lights caught on film to home intrusions and mistrust, this story has everything a good horror story needs. No one has a clear idea of what is going on, adding another layer of mystery.

To avoid speculation, we're going to try and dissect the story using just the facts, starting with the first tweet where we get any solid information, a video the owner of the account took of a news report.

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This is the first hint at the strange beings haunting this world. The second comes from when TheSunVanished ventured outside for the first time since the sky went black.

We hear a noise again but see nothing except a red, flashing light. Next, we get confirmation that the entire sky is dark, not just the sun. Next, we find out that the flashing lights chase people. From there, TheSunVanished hears something fly overhead and comes into contact with one of his friends.

Next, we get an image of a man standing outside completely still and a warning from TheSunVanshed's friend.

We find out that TheSunVanished's friend is currently stranded on the highway but is still alive. While TheSunVanished waits for him, (s)he notices a light downstairs and goes to check it out. Once it catches sight of TheSunVanished, it starts blinking red.

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5 World Cup Teams To Help You Decide Who To Follow

With the U.S. out of the World Cup, here are some teams that you can follow to get your World Cup fix.

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After the United States' disappointing loss to Trinidad and Tobago, many American's have found themselves at a loss for a team to support in this year's World Cup. But with over 32 nations sending teams this year, there is no shortage in teams for fans to support throughout the cup. From the five-time champion Brazilians to the hometown heroes in Russia, here are some favorites for you to support for the remainder of the World Cup.

1. Brazil

Brazil's 2018 World Cup Team

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A historically winning team, Brazil holds the most World Cup titles with five.

If you thought that number was impressive, their roster is even more impressive. Brazil has a star-studded roster with players like Gabriel Jesus, Philipe Coutinho, Neymar, Fernandinho, Danilo, and Ederson. Although they had to settle with a tie in their game with Switzerland, the combination of the amazing fan base, more than capable roster, and rich history could propel this team to number six.

2. England

England's 2018 World Cup Team

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A classic favorite, this year's team will be trying to create a new image of English soccer. England is currently in a 52 year title drought. But, with this young and promising team led by captain Harry Kane, the drought could soon be over.

Aside from striker Harry Kane, England has plenty of scorers in Dele Ali, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Not only does this team have world-class player, but they are led by a World Cup tested coach. Gareth Southgate was a midfielder/defender the 1998 World Cup team that made it out of the group stage into the knockout stage. His experience on the world's biggest stage will give his players a sense of security in their ability to move move past the knockout stage.

England was tested in their first game of the cup facing a talented Tunisian team. The two teams held in a deadlock until added time when Harry Kane put a header in the goal to give England the lead and the win.

3. Germany

Germany's 2018 World Cup Team

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The reigning World Cup Champions are coming back to defend their title, adding number five to the trophy shelf. With only minor changes being made to the roster, the team is full of experience and those who are new to the team have the ability to rely on the older players to help guide them through the cup.

With Julian Draxler and Manuel Neuer providing a strong attack and sound goalkeeping, the team is more than capable of bouncing back from their stunning loss to Mexico.

4. Iceland

Iceland's 2018 World Cup Team

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The underdogs of this year's World Cup, Iceland has already begun to make noise. This year the team will be led by captain Aron Gunnarsson. Gunnarsson has made 77 appearances for this national team and in 2016 led them in the UEFA Euro Cup where they lost in the quarterfinals.

The energy from this underdog team doesn't just come from the players and their manager, but from the incredible fan base. If you choose to root for Iceland you will also have to learn their chant that has captivated all. Dubbed the 'Icelandic Thunderclap' this tribute to their viking ancestors is not only intimidating to opponents, but electrifying for the Iceland players. The clap is led by a single drum calling the tempo of the crowd gaining not only sound but speed as well.

Not only does this team give all they can on the field, but their fans are also willing to leave it all in the stands for their team.

5. Russia

Russia's 2018 World Cup Team

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As the hometown heroes, Russia has already made big waves in their group. Their first game against Saudi Arabia showed the teams strong attacking mindset as they beat the Saudis 5-0. Led by veteran goalkeeper and captain, Igor Akinfeev, his presence will provide a much needed leadership role and experience for the younger players on this Russian team.

Along with Akinfeev, rising star midfielder Aleksandr Golovin will provide Russia with the creativity and youth in this cup. Not only does this team have a great mix of new and old, this team has also shown the strides it has made in recent years to give Russians a team they so desperately needed.

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