Now that December is upon us, it is officially College Bowl Season. The best teams in the country will be squaring off against one another in over 30 Bowl games between December 18th and the National Championship game on January 10th. That’s a lot of College Bowl games, and unless you’ve been following college football closely it may be hard to keep track of them all.
That’s where I come in. In this article, I’ve rounded up the top 5 resources you can utilize to follow all the football madness. Some are websites and others are apps that can be accessed via your mobile device. Now you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite teams and see who they’re up against this holiday season.
ESPN is the first place I recommend any sports fan to go, regardless of what you’re looking for. Their Bowl Central page, however, is a great place to view the current BCS standings, latest news, video footage, and more.
You can even view Bowl projections to see where your team is most likely to land this year. As the regular season comes to a close, you can take a look at the actual Bowl schedule.
BCSFootball.org is another great place to visit for all things college football. Headlines, the press wire, standings, statistics, schedules, and plenty more can be found here and it’s a great place to visit if you want to view what’s going on in the BCS world.
Check out Bowl background information, the results of past games, and future schedules.
The Bowl Schedule page on NCAAFootball.com offers a lot of great information about the upcoming College Bowl games. You can view the complete rundown of games, as well as their date, location, game time, and the TV network they’ll be aired on. You can even see the payouts for each game so you’ll know how much each school is being rewarded for making it to a prestigious Bowl.
To compliment the great websites I’ve mentioned, you can also catch all the action on your smartphone. “As we march towards the end of the college football season, find out which Bowl game BCS expert Brad Edwards thinks will be the destination for your favorite team with Bowl Bound.” This app provides the latest news, updates, and analysis as each individual bowl matchup begins to take shape.
The ESPN app features:
- Video highlights, analysis from ESPN college football experts, and interviews from top players and coaches
- Weekly comprehensive Bowl projections for all 35 bowl games from BCS expert Brad Edwards
- All the latest Bowl relevant news, columns, and blogs
- Weekly college football rankings including BCS and ESPN Power Rankings
- Ability to talk trash with other fans regarding the rankings and projected matchups
- An up-to-date weekly college football schedule
Plusmo’s College Football Live! is also a great phone app for college football fans. Get comprehensive coverage of all the college football games, including news, schedules, standings, photos, live play-by-play action, and more.
The College Football Live! app features:
- Live play-by-play action for all the top teams with updates pushed to your phone in near real-time
- Ability to personalize the app for one-touch access to your favorite teams’ live games and news
- Access to team schedules, standings, poll rankings, in-game box scores, news, and photos
- Social features including the ability to “boo” or “cheer “ teams during gameplay
- Facebook connect functionality allowing for chatting and “smack talk” with other fans and friends
- Easy navigation with category icons on the bottom of the screen
Around the holidays, it’s always difficult to follow all of the news with who is playing in what College Bowl games and when. I always used to clip the Bowl schedule out of the local paper and put it up on the refrigerator to follow along, but now I have my trusty smartphone. With these 5 resources, you and I should be well prepared for all the holiday Bowl action this year.
Do you watch college football around the holidays? What websites do you use to follow along with the games?