My brackets (for entertainment purposes only) are all filled out and I am pumped for the madness that is the NCAA college basketball tournament to begin.
Since most of us are going to be at work for a majority of the early round games, and may not have access to a TV, using the right digital tools to follow the game action at work is key. I wanted to find the best ways to follow the games online, so I did a little snooping.
Here is what I was able to dig up for you…
- First and foremost, you MUST download the NCAA March Madness mobile app. With this app, you will be able to listen to the radio broadcasts of the game, get live scores, have alerts sent to you and for $3.99 you will be able to upgrade and watch every tournament game live on your mobile device.
- If the NCAA mobile app doesn’t work for you, GigaOM has a few additional options for watching the games online.
- If you are a Twitter addict, PC Mag has this handy slideshow showing some of the Twitter accounts you will want to follow during the tournament.
- If Facebook is more your style, AllFacebook gives us a decent rundown of the various NCAA tournament Facebook apps out there this year, including apps by Sports Illustrated and USA Today.
- If you are a mad texter, you should check out the contest Hershey’s Reese’s is running. Mobile Marketer tells us how you can text your way to the 2013 Final Four.
- And if you haven’t already done so, you better get going on filling out your brackets. Yahoo, CBS and ESPN all have great bracket contests going on this year.
There you have it. A quick sampling of how you can be uber unproductive over the next few days/weeks. If you have another way to follow the games that you’d like to add to the list, please feel free to add a comment below.
So for now, Let’s go THE Ohio State!