8 Tips for Surviving “The Madness”

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We’ve also rounded up the 8 best tips for navigating the season like a professional fan. Check them out below.

1. Pick Your Team

Whether it’s your alma mater, hometown, or the team that just happens to be your favorite color, having a favorite team or two to follow is a must! This gives you something to focus on when all 64 teams can seem a bit overwhelming.

2. Know the Schedule

The NCAA has of course given you the live schedule to check any time of the day. Make sure you know when and where to watch your games.

3. Build Your Bracket

SB Nation gives you a really easy way to print out bracket PDF’s, but if you want to step it up a level, ESPN offers a Tournament Challenge app that lets you fill out brackets and compete with everyone from your friends to celebrities.

4. Download Some Apps

Perhaps the best part of all the games is constantly checking updates to live through the Cinderella moments and replay the biggest upsets of the tournament. In order to keep up, the NCAA Official Live App offers free live-streaming of all tournament games, while the ESPN App is perfect for setting games to watch, highlights, recaps, and lets you set notifications for specific game scores.

5. Back Up Battery

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6. Watch At Work and School

You read that right. When you can’t convince your boss that watching the tournament at work should be allowed, NCAA has again partnered with Boss Button, which gives you an easy escape. With a simple click, Boss Button will take you to a page with either a Q1 PowerPoint presentation, school notes, or a basic internet search page. Genius.

7. Know the Rituals

Every school has an alma mater chant, hand signals and cheering slogans, and you better know them to be a true part of the excitement. Show your team pride by cheering your face off (just make sure you know all the words).

8. Epic Snacks

You may remember our last recipe which is a sure home run with any group you have over for the game. But if you’re looking for some additional grub suggestions, check out these killer snacks. They’ve got recipes that will keep you stuffed and make everyone think you’re a game day guru.