NCAA.com Final Four Apps Feature Comprehensive Local Information for Fans Attending the NCAA Final Four Events in Indianapolis & Tampa Bay
Monday, March 30, 2015
NCAA.com, managed by Turner Sports and the NCAA, has unveiled Final Four apps with comprehensive local event information for fans attending the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis and the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Tampa Bay, Fla. Both apps feature detailed local information on the respective venues, attractions, restaurants, news, social features and more.
The completely redesigned Men’s Final Four app – NCAA® Final Four® Indianapolis presented by AT&T – includes enhanced navigation, broader social integration, a trivia challenge, location-based alerts and local explore options for restaurants, attractions and more. The app is available for free beginning today, Monday, March 30, via the App Store and Google Play.
For fans on site, NCAA Final Four Indianapolis presented by AT&T will serve as a pocket guide for those attending events in the city with schedule information, interactive maps, news, concert lineups, ticket information, and social features.
Additionally, for fans attending the Women’s Final Four in Tampa Bay, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship app will provide Women’s Final Four event details for local attendees including fan gathering locations, venue information, restaurants, tickets, news and more. National semifinal games will be played April 5, with the national championship decided on April 7 at Amalie Arena. The app – already available for download via the App Store and Google Play – features a live bracket, scoring and game schedules, photo galleries, social feeds and more.
This year’s Men’s Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 4, will be televised on TBS along with team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV. The National Championship on Monday, April 6, will air on CBS. NCAA March Madness® Live™ will also offer live streaming of the National Semifinals from all three vantage points, along with the National Championship.
Features for the NCAA Final Four Indianapolis presented by AT&T app:
· AT&T Tourney Trivia – a trivia challenge that allows fans to test their NCAA March Madness knowledge for a chance to win College Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal autographed merchandise and other prizes;
· Customized Daily Event Schedule – providing fans with directions, maps and lists of all of the weekend’s festivities including Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One, March Madness Music Festival™ and more; while allowing fans to “Like” and “Save” events to create a customized schedule;
· Explore Indianapolis – venue specific information, along with details on fan gatherings, local restaurants and merchandise outlets in the city;
· Location Based Alerts – relevant information alerts to help fans as they travel around Indianapolis.
In addition to the Final Four app, NCAA.com will continue to provide exclusive March Madness content throughout the Final Four via NCAA March Madness Live as well as editorial coverage, score updates, real-time game highlights, post-game photo galleries, press conferences and more.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 460,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions—AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola—and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners—Allstate, Bing (Microsoft), Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick (General Motors), Burger King, Enterprise, Infiniti, Kindle (Amazon), LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco (Mondelez), Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s (Hershey’s), Unilever and UPS.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.
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