The NCAA Tournament is in full swing. These apps will help you keep up with your bracket.
Game on. The 2016 NCAA Tournament (that’s college men’s basketball, in case you’re not into such things) is underway. That means countless work hours lost over the next couple weeks, but specifically in these early days as we all pore over our brackets, hoping to avoid the bust and advance to the next round.
Sadly, we don’t all have televisions in our offices. But seeing as how this is 2016, there’s more than one way to keep up with the tourney. A trusty web browser is one, of course. But you’re on the go. That’s where these handy Android apps come in.
We’ve updated our favorites for following this year’s big dance. And there’s a good chance if you’re a sports fan you’re already acquainted. Let’s take a look.
This one’s a longtime sports staple on Android. Follow leagues, teams and players. Get all the latest news. But you’re here for basketball. It’s got a dedicated tournament section, with a smartly designed sort of bracket that’s using Android design guidelines instead of the sort of pan-and-zoom thing you’ll find elsewhere. It’s really well done.
TheScore is ad-supported, but it’s also one of those apps that can very well stick around once you try it. So try it.
Download: theScore (free)
2. NCAA March Madness Live
This one’s the official app from the folks putting on the tournament, so you know it’s good. It’s also very much sponsored by AT&T, Capital One and Infiniti, so you’ll be subjected to adds from those three throughout. But if you’ve got a cable subscription this is a great way to watch all the games live. And with Chromecast support built in, you can stream to a larger TV or monitor if you’re not in