Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

March Madness and Technology

March Madness is here—the NCAA tournament kicks off this week with 64 teams battling it out to be crowned the best college team in the country. While they fight it out on the court, thousands of people in homes, offices and school across the country will fight it out with their brackets.


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As with sporting events like the Super Bowl, there are lots of ways technology helps make March Madness that much more enjoyable. Here are just a few of them:

Bet it all on a Brilliantly-Built Bracket

No longer will you need to handwrite a bracket or draw names out of a hat—check out RunYourPool.com to make the office contest a breeze.  There are also lots of option on sites like ESPN, NCAA and Yahoo!, to make your bracketology a breeze.

Don’t Miss a Play

Last year, IMRE Sports revealed that 1 in 4 Americans would be using social media to follow the tournament. Of those, 27% said they would be using a mobile app to view games and 31% said they’d be watching via YouTube.

Other stats IMRE discovered were that 62% of people using social media would be doing it just to check the scores, while 44% of them would be watching the games.


So, if you’re looking for the perfect app to keep up with all the games, try one of these: ESPN Scorecenter (free), March Madness Mania ($0.99) and Office Pool Picker 2012 ($0.99).

How do you use mobile and/or social media to stay up-to-date with March Madness?

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