Keep Tabs on March Madness With These Free Apps

Published On March 20, 2013 | App & Software, Mobile

It’s that time of year again. The time when Americans go mad – over March Madness that is. If you’ve caught the March Madness fever and refuse to miss any of the 67 games this year, then you need to make sure you have a reliable app that fills you in on everything college basketball related.

Let’s be realistic here – you can’t call into work sick every day for the next two weeks. After all, there’s no need to waste your vacation time when you can carry all of the excitement around with you in your pocket… on your mobile device.

If you don’t want to miss a minute of the March Madness hype, check out these free apps.

March Madness Live

If you’re looking for an app that covers every aspect of the tournament, NCAA March Madness Live is a slam dunk. The app lets you watch live games broadcasted on CBS for free, watch recaps of all the games and keep brackets. The app even streams the live radio broadcasts of all of the games.

Want to take the obsession a step further? March Madness Live lets you set up alerts for overtimes, close games and upsets for your favorite teams.

March Madness Live is available for the iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone and Android Devices.

ESPN Bracket Bound 2013

With ESPN Bracket Bound, users can create up to 10 brackets and compete with their friends and families. The app keeps you up to date with the latest news, game stats and video analysis.

ESPN Bracket Bound 2013 is available for the iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone and Android Devices.

Thuuz 

Keeping up with every game is crucial… and exhausting. But Thuuz does the work for you and keeps you in the loop. Once you pick your teams, the app will send you alerts and game schedules. The app even uses location-based technology to find a sports bar near you so you know exactly where to catch the action.

The makers of Thuuz know that the game of basketball is always unpredictable, so the app will give you a heads up when a game gets interesting. There’s no way you can watch every game, but this app will let you know what games you shouldn’t miss.

Thuuz is available for Android, iOS and Google TV.

Pocket Bracket

Pocket Bracket  allows you to create as many brackets as you want. Then it compares your score to your friends and those on the leader boards.

The app even has a SmartPick feature, which makes the tough calls for you when you can’t make them.

Pocket Bracket is available for Android and iOS smartphones.

CBS Sports 

The official CBS Sports app lets you manage your brackets, track multiple games, see related tweets and watch streaming games live or on-demand.

CBS Sports is available for Android and iOS smartphones.

Whether you’re a diehard basketball fan or just want to keep up with the office chatter for the next few weeks, these apps will keep you up to date on everything March Madness.

— By Jennifer Thayer

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