Jordan Fulkerson might be one win away from becoming the first ESPN Streak for the Cash winner. But Katie Kaufmann also could win the $1 million grand prize with two correct picks Sunday.
Fulkerson, from Louisville, Ky., successfully picked Boston College to beat Wake Forest on Saturday to get his 24th win in a row. The 25th consecutive correct pick could be worth a $1 million prize.
Kaufmann, from Minneapolis, reached 23 wins on Saturday night with Oregon State's last-second win over Arizona. Kaufmann also picked Boston College earlier in the day and could claim the $1 million prize in a tiebreaker (the first tiebreaker states that if more than one person reaches 25 wins on the same day, the higher overall winning percentage claims the grand prize; Kaufmann has lost just three times in 33 picks thus far, while Fulkerson has lost 16 times and pushed once in 51 picks through Saturday).
One other player has 22 wins, but would fall short of Kaufmann in the tiebreaker.
Fulkerson began his current streak on Oct. 29 with a soccer pick (three goals or more in the Ajax-Heracles Almelo game). His 22nd win was a rugby game Saturday morning (South Africa over England) and he got to 23 with Clemson's 13-3 win over Virginia. That tied him with Scott Conant, who had 23 wins heading into Saturday.
Conant lost his streak when he picked Wake Forest, which lost to Boston College 24-21.
During his streak, Fulkerson has picked seven NBA games, six college football games, six NFL games, two golf tournaments (Davis Love with a better nine-hole score than Chris DiMarco on Oct. 30 and Billy Andrade with a better nine-hole score than Carlos Franco on Oct. 31), the rugby game, the initial soccer game and the presidential election (where he had Barack Obama straight up over John McCain on Nov. 4).