Time for the 4th Annual Wonder of Tech round-up of the Best March Madness Apps! Each year new apps are launched and classic apps are updated to give you the best NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament coverage. If you’re a fan of basketball, college sports or fun, make sure to check out these apps! If you didn’t get into March Madness before, you may now with these apps!
I discovered this app and wrote about it last week, just in time for the start of the NCAA Tournament. This free app and website gives you all the sports news about your favorite teams in one place. You can see sports news from local newspapers, follow relevant tweets and see head-to-head tweets from both sides during a game.
See my full review: SportsManias: Custom Sports News about Your Favorite Teams!
SportsManias is available free for:
NCAA March Madness Live
This free app gives you live streaming of every NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament game broadcast on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. Note that you have to log in with your account for your TV provider for games on networks other than CBS, but a free 3 hour preview is available for everyone.
This app also gives you breaking news, and can alert you to upsets, overtime games, close games, and other news about your favorite teams. Watch recaps of Unbelievable Moments and game highlights. If you’re away from Wi-Fi and don’t want to use you your data plan for the month, check out the live radio broadcasts of the games.
NCAA March Madness Live app is available free for:
This “must have” app gives you free live streaming to your mobile device of the games broadcast on CBS. No excuse now for missing a big game wherever you are. Follow your bracket picks, get news, scores, schedules and receive push notifications of breaking news.
CBS Sports is available free for:
ESPN Tournament Challenge
Create a bracket and follow along with the ESPN Tournament Challenge app. This app lets you compete against your friends’ bracket picks and have the scores calculated automatically. You can also compete against celebrities, professional athletes and politicians.
The ESPN Tournament Challenge app is available free for:
If you’re looking for exciting games, Thuuz is the app for you. Thuuz covers a wide range of sports, including the NCAA Tournament, and gives each game an excitement rating. Use Thuuz to alert you to the most exciting upcoming and live games so you don’t miss out on any of the action. Thuuz can also help you plan your schedule of which games to watch and when.
Thuuz is available free for:
Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge
Looking to win $1 billion? Check out Quicken Loan’s Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge! All you have to do is defy the 1 in 9 quintillion odds and fill out a perfectly predicted March Madness bracket then Quicken Loans will give you a cool $1 billion.
That’s billion with a “b”.
You can sign up at Yahoo Fantasy Sports by 1:00 am March 20 EDT but only the first 15 million people to sign up can enter the contest. If no one picks the perfect bracket then the 20 people with the most accurate picks will get checks for $100,000.
Make sure you read the rules and regulations before picking your perfect bracket.
Will you be watching the NCAA Tournament this year? Will you be using apps to follow the fun? Do you have any other March Madness apps you recommend? Have you entered the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge to win $1 billion? Let us know in the Comments section below!
*Basketball hoop photo by Brad Day (frame added)