'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.

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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20 Signs You Were A High School Cheerleader

You got really tired of hearing, "Point your toes."

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1. You always had bobby pins with you.

2. Fear shot through you if you couldn't find your spankees right away and thought you left them at home.

3. You accumulated about 90 new pairs of tennis shoes...

4. ...and about 90 new bows, bags, socks, and warm ups.

5. When you hear certain songs from old cheer dance mixes it either ruins your day or brings back happy memories.

6. And chances are, you still remember every move to those dances.

7. Sometimes you catch yourself standing with your hands on your hips.

8. You know the phrase, "One more time, ladies" all too well.

9. The hospitality rooms were always one of the biggest perks of going to tournaments (at least for me).

10. You got really tired of hearing, "Point your toes."

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11. If you left the gym at half-time to go get something, you better be back by the time the boys run back out.

12. You knew how awkward it could be on the bus rides home after the boys lost.

13. But you also knew how fun it could be if they won.

14. Figuring out line-up was extremely important – especially if one of your members was gone.

15. New uniforms were so exciting; minus the fact that they cost a fortune.

16. You know there was nothing worse than when you called out an offense cheer but halfway through, you had to switch to the defense version because someone turned over the ball.

17. You still know the school fight song by heart and every move that goes with it.

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18. UCA Cheer Camp cheers and chants still haunt you to this day.

19. You know the difference between a clasp and a clap. Yes, they're different.

20. There's always a part of you that will miss cheering and it will always have a place in your heart.

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Tiger Woods Looks To Eclipse Remarkable Comeback With A Win This Weekend

In the final event of the FedEx Cup, the Tour Championship, Woods could complete one of the greatest comebacks in sports history with a win


Even though I may be over 4000 miles away and five hours ahead of schedule, the fanatic fan that I am for Tiger Woods has not died down one bit. Entering the Tour Championship, the final event of the FedEx Cup and essentially the Superbowl of professional golf, Woods has a chance of eclipsing one of the greatest comebacks ever with a win this Sunday.

Woods, who hasn't played in this event since 2013 is still in search of a coveted first win in his comeback tour from injury. With a win here, on arguably one of the toughest golf courses in the world and against the top 30 players on the PGA tour, the legacy of Tiger Woods will forever be cemented in golf lure.

So yes, as I am in London studying for the fall term as an abroad student, my heart and soul are still intertwined with one of America's greatest sports icons. To demonstrate my commitment as a fan, I will share a little tale with how I have been able to keep up with Woods' play. On Thursday, the first day of competition, I strategically planned my day around when Tiger would tee off. Making sure to have computer access, I was able to watch his first three holes of the round. To say the least, I was mildly unimpressed. Starting off with a bogey and finding himself in the bottom half of the field, I figured I was only hurting Woods' performance by watching. I backed off, shut the computer down and went out for a meal.

I made a conservative effort to not stay glued to my phone for updates, feeling that if I let Tiger do what Tiger does best, then, sure enough, he would come around. I was right. Woods was able to turn around his bad start and with three holes left in his round he was tied for 2nd place and only two shots back. I had to see him finish out, I knew the good mojo was there.

I quickly made my way back to my dorm and was able to log onto a live feed just in time for Woods to tee off on the final hole of the day, a par 5. Sure enough, Tiger landed a beautiful shot on the green in 2, with a chance for eagle and a tie for the lead. It was all but too good to be true until it wasn't. With 30 feet to the hole, Tiger lined up his putt and gracefully took a tap at it as the world, and myself from the United Kingdom, watched him knock it into the hole and take a share of the lead entering the second day of competition.

The crowd erupted nearly as loud as I had from my dorm room. The energy was palpable and with a signature fist pump from our man, he took a gigantic step in the right direction towards capping off this unfathomable comeback.

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