Posts Tagged ‘Basketball’

Track Your NCAA Tournament Bracket in a Widget

March 25th, 2008 No comments

One of our readers dropped us a link to a NCAA Tournament bracket tracker. The widget is distributed via WidgetBox and comes with the usual host of features provided by their platform.

You start off by selecting the teams for your bracket. To do this, all you have to do is step through the choices presented to you and in seconds (or minutes if you’re indecisive) the bracket will be filled out for you. Grab the code or sent to your favorite location via the WidgetBox distribution tool.

The widget will display your bracket selections with indications of whether you’re correct or not. It’s a pretty straight forward and simple tool for keeping track of and showing off your tournament bracket selections. There’s no registration or special requirements so it’s easy to setup and use.

Tourney Madness (description from about page):

Choose who you think will win in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

User the bracket builder to make your selection, put the widget on your site, share with your friends!

This widget keeps track of what you got right and what you go wrong and keeps track of your score.

BTW, those aren’t really our picks. It’s just the highest seeded teams…

March Madness NCAA Tournament Bracket Widget

March 21st, 2008 No comments

We’ve been looking, but haven’t found any good widgets for the NCAA Tournament. If anyone knows of any, please let us know. In the meantime, we’ve built a pretty simple widget that displays the tournament bracket. The widget will auto update the bracket every 60 seconds.

Feel free to grab the widget for yourself. This was built for ourselves so don’t expect too much. However, we may update the widget occasionally.

March Madness is well underway, don’t miss any of the action…

Update (2009-12-25): Widget removed due to changes in the Clearspring Platform and lack of interest in this widget.

Update #1: in-progress game times were added along with making this a Tournament Bracket Facebook App

Update #2: clicking on a game will open up FOX Sports Game Trax for that game in a new window

2008 NCAA® March Madness® on Demand

March 18th, 2008 No comments

To all college basketball fans,

This is a reminder that Round 1 of the NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship kicks off on March 20th. If you haven’t already, go check out NCAA® March Madness® on Demand.

Here’s what you get…

This year, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to watch every game* of the NCAA Championship live online for free. All 63 games, from the First Round through the Final Four including the Championship Game, will be available with NCAA March Madness on Demand so you’ll never have to miss a single shot.

There may even be some VIP passes still available. The VIP pass will help you avoid long lines on game day.

Best of all, it’s free. There’s no reason to miss a great game.

March Madness on Demand

Key Dates:

March 20 & 21: First Round
March 22 & 23: Second Round
March 27 & 28: Sweet Sixteen
March 29 & 30: Elite Eight
April 5: Final Four
April 7: Championship Game

BTW: If anyone has come across any 2008 March Madness widgets, please let us know…

NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25 Widget

January 25th, 2008 No comments

Some one asked us for a NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25 Widget and in light of Maryland‘s upset over North Carolina, we went out and found one at the ESPN Widget Center. Now we can keep track of the top 25 teams and see how Maryland’s win knocked North Carolina all the way down to number 5 on the AP Poll.

Now what’s the chances Maryland can do it again and take down Duke on Sunday, January 27th?

ESPN Men’s Basketball Rankings Widget

By the looks of the “Add This” tool, we believe this is powered by Clearspring. Seems like Clearspring has popped up a lot when covering widgets. Not surprising considering that comScore puts Clearspring tied at number 2 with more than 39 million unique viewer in November 2007, as reported on TechCrunch.

It’s Never Too Early for March Madness

January 11th, 2008 No comments

March Madness on Demand

Watch live 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Championship games online for free. Sign-up now for March Madness on Demand and get a VIP pass before they run out. Don’t end up having to wait in the queue to watch the live games online.


Avoid the lines! Sign up now for a free VIP pass. VIP members gain access to the games faster than General Admission members.
Learn more about VIP

NCAA March Madness® on Demand allows you to watch LIVE game broadcasts of CBS Sports television Coverage of the NCAA Championship on your computer for FREE!

  • NCAA March Madness on Demand is 100% free
  • Live games streaming on your broadband-connected computer
  • Enjoy championship highlights, recaps, and archived video
  • Being able to watch the games online is great but we also had widgets to keep up-to-date on things last year. You can’t ever get enough March Madness coverage and the widgets were a good way to always stay on top of what’s going on. Let’s hope we get all the same widgets we had last year and more…

    Here are a couple of widgets from last year.
    1) CSTV 2007 Final Four Widget
    2) Hoops Hysteria Widget