Sports and technology are usually thought of as estranged dance partners just a half measure out of sync, but there's an elegant waltz between the two that's been going on for years behind the scenes. And maybe nowhere more so than in the lead-up to March Madness.
When March Madness kicks off tomorrow at noon Eastern time, thousands of sports fans across the country will be suddenly stricken with sore throats, coughs, or other excuses to ditch work and find a place to watch one or more of the 16 college basketball games that will tip off.
Like it or not, Facebook is a pretty good barometer if what people like. So it's fun when it gathers up its considerable data troves and spits out maps of stuff we like. Today it broke down the fans of teams in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
The first day of the NCAA Tournament is mostly in the books, but if you're anything like us, you were totally unprepared for it and maybe didn't get the most out of today. Here's what you need to set things right tomorrow.
We've all seen the stats for the gross amount of lost productivity during the NCAA tournament every March. But, like, where the hell do those people work? Certainly nowhere with a good firewall or sysadmin. The NCAA has you covered again this year, but now it'll cost you (a bit).
March Madness! We're just two hours away from another awesome dance. But you know what makes the NCAA tournament even better this year? Apps! You can watch all the games, win your office pool, get a betting edge, root for your team, and even automate your bracket picks, all from your smartphone. Here are the six best…
The BCS is the mysterious, controversial system that attempts to determine the best college football team in the country using a mashup of opinion polls and computer rankings. Here's how it really works.
It's that time of year again, when basketball, beer and betting join forces to create the most exciting month of sports known to man. You already called in sick, filled out your brackets and took a seat at the bar, but the following Elite Eight (plus one bonus!) are things you'll definitely need to prepare for the Big…
Microsoft and ESPN have struck a deal to sell NCAA basketball and football games, the X Games and shows like Madden Nation in the Live Marketplace. Standard-def NCAA games are $3; HD versions run $4.50, and they go live "within 48 hours" of the end of the game. ESPN content is $2 for standard def and $3 for HD. […