It’s March Madness time! NCAA’s annual college basketball tournament is upon us once again. It’s one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, filled with enough drama to make Days of our Lives look tame. Unexpected buzzer beaters, rising superstars, and bracket busters occur throughout the course of the event, which lasts from March 18 to April 7. We’ve created a list of the top March Madness apps for our rejoicing basketball brethren as this year’s tournament will surely contain copious amounts of unadulterated excitement.
The NCAA March Madness Live app is the official app of the tournament. This app allows you to stream the basketball games live through your phone or tablet. Access is only available to paid TV subscribers as the games are being broadcasted through CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. A temporary 3 hour preview ticket grants access to users before login is required. The official app is perfect for on the go viewers or people on the job. You’re always just a bathroom break away from watching live basketball action. If you are unable to watch the games, at least you will keep updated with the live score and stats tracker.
With many games overlapping each other, it is difficult to catch all the action. The Thuuz app makes it easier to follow the hectic 68 man team tournament. Thuuz rates live and upcoming games on a scale of 1-100, 100 being the most exciting game possible. 80 would be considered a great game. A game rated 10 would be a blowout of monumental proportions. Even more, Thuuz sends alerts of live games in progress once an excitement threshold has been crossed, indicating many scenarios like a large impending comeback or a down to the wire close game. This ensures you won’t miss out on any thrillers or billie jeans.
Tournament Bracket Tracker
Keeping track of your bracket is a must especially when you have multiple variations for different office pools. The Yahoo Sports Tourney Pickem and ESPN Tournament Challenge seem to be the most popular bracket apps. Both apps are free to use and play. Yahoo is sponsoring celebrity pools with NBA superstars Paul George, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony. It definitely would be worthwhile to beat Carmelo Anthony and his Syracuse alma mater with a bracket dubbed “Honey Nut Cheerios.” Yahoo also offers a $1 billion bracket challenge sponsored by Quicken Loans. The ESPN bracket app allows for a chance to win $10,000 and tickets to the Final Four in Dallas, TX.
The ESPN SportsCenter app is good to keep updated on the latest news, scores, analysis, and highlight videos. One of the more important features of this app is the video highlights, which lets you view the most exciting plays of every game. It’s all powered by ESPN, so that means you can get your daily dose of Jay Bilas, Andy Katz, and of course Dick Vitale. Best of all, the SC app has Twitter integration so you can get the latest and most unsubstantiated rumors from a plethora of pseudo sports analysts like Chris Broussard, Stephen A. Smith, and Skip Bayless. The ESPN TwitterSphere has just confirmed from unreliable sources that the Canadian basketball prodigy Andrew Wiggins will be skipping the NCAA Tournament to join the Harlem Globe Shakers. Sources have also confirmed that he will be compensated with a $50 gift card to Tim Hortons.
With all these apps available at your finger tips, getting consumed by the March Madness experience is now easier than ever! Please subscribe to the blog below to stay up to date.