It’s the March Madness people! College basketball at its best[est!] as 65 teams compete for glory between March and April. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Division I Basketball Championship is the game that gets people excited and humming, as they root for their favorite team and boo those they have beef against. The single-elimination tournament is being held between the 14th of March and the 5th of April this year and will feature a surprising number of online services that will support the main event.
Created in 1939 by Kansas coach Phog Allen, this event has become one of the widely watched regional games in the USA. The Big Dance, as it is also called, has attracted a wide amount of attention from the nation as people root for their school and watch it proudly as they lift the NCAA trophy. With cartloads of revenue for the bigger matches the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four, the people running television channels have also expanded to include online services for fans who do not want to miss a match.
Thus, CBS Sports has decided to provide free live streaming of all the matches from Selection Sunday on the 14th of March to the finals on the 5th. CBS Sports has a dedicated page for the championship with schedules and even a High Quality streaming service (which requires Microsoft’s Silverlight). They even have an iPhone app to watch the games online on your phone.
That’s right you can watch the entire March Madness online on your iPhone. The link opens up an iTunes window so that you can easily install the application on your iPhone. Pretty neat!
Do tell us which team you are rooting for in the comments!