New CBS Sports App Features All CBSSports.com Bracket Games
CBSSports.com today announced that all bracket games are available for the first time directly in the CBS Sports App for iOS and Android. Across mobile, laptop, and desktop screens, fans can fill out and follow their brackets in multiple bracket games, including:
Bracket Challenge*, which lets fans make picks for multiple brackets, share with friends, and compete for grand prize tickets to the tournament in 2015.
Bracket Manager, for creating, customizing, and managing bracket groups with friends, family, and phone contacts.
Round by Round**, which lets fans pick each of the six rounds throughout the tournament, offering more chances to win.
In addition to bracket games, live scores, stats, news, and tweets, the CBS Sports App will feature live streaming of games and events available on CBSSports.com, including the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament Semifinals and Championship on Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16. The app will also send upset alerts in real time and updates on users' standings in bracket games.
The app is available for download at iTunes and Google Play.
CBSSports.com will offer the complete bracket experience online, and will introduce a new feature this year to give fans data-driven insight into the tournament: continually updated infographics and visualizations of bracket games data, allowing fans to see how many perfect brackets remain, look at the total number of upsets by round each year, compare bracket busters, and more.
Leading up to the tournament, CBSSports.com will feature daily coverage of conference tournaments and last-minute selection news, and bracketology expert Jerry Palm will offer his bracket predictions, including daily updates and a bubble watch. Beginning on Selection Sunday, the site will feature previews by region, rankings, snubs and surprises, and looks at the top matchups, players, and coaches.
On Monday, March 17, CBSSports.com will feature a live video show, BREAKING BRACKETS, with College Basketball Columnist Gary Parrish walking through the bracket and offering analysis and advice to fans making their picks.
Throughout the tournament, live scores, coverage, news, and analysis for every game will be available from the Eye on College Basketball team.