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How to follow March Madness on Android

Derek Walter | March 16, 2016
Get the best apps for this year’s basketball blitz so you won’t miss scores, live streams, or bracket-busting upsets.

Given that ESPN and CBS devote the most network resources to college basketball, they have the best depth of content and sports writers who know what they’re talking about. Yet if you’re a devotee of Yahoo Sports, theScore, or another favorite then by all means go grab it. The key is to check out the notification settings and select games to follow in preferences so you don’t miss any key alerts. 

A final option is the NCAA Sports app, which is a great choice if you follow your alma mater year round in other sports that don’t get as much coverage from the major networks. There’s good tournament integration, with alerts and team news to further whet your appetite.

Conquer your bracket

Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, you’ve likely been roped in with the office bracket pool more than once. There are a few different ways you can go here. ESPN breaks off its bracket content into a separate app: Tournament Challenge. You can compete against other ESPN players or get a bunch of friends or officemates together for some friendly competition.

The March Madness app is where you can get on board with CBS Bracket Challenge. It’s also a large-scale competition, but you can also create a smaller group to challenge your friends, family, or coworkers.

Both apps handle the basics, though ESPN gets points for a better design and the option to share your bracket with friends. CBS, on the other hand, has more basketball highlight video and other content that makes the app a little more engaging.

As you can see, there’s plenty here to make your March Madness watching even more exciting. You’ll still have to do things this week like go to work or eat, so a perpetual score companion is just what you need. When it comes to filling out your brackets, or what to tell your boss should you suddenly not show up for two days, you’re on your own.


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