You can watch March Madness online from school, from work, from spring break or from anywhere that you have a computer and broadband Internet access. The NCAA has made all of the college basketball championship games available with NCAA Sports March Madness on Demand. NCAA Sports March Madness on Demand is available for free
How to Watch March Madness Online
The NCAA is placing all of the 2008 March Madness college basketball championship games online, live. This means that you can watch all 63 March Madness games for free, from your computer.
Missed a game? Those are available too.
March Madness Games and More
In addition to live games and archived games, you can also enjoy an “exclusive half-time time,” and highlights and recaps from the college championship games. (NCAA)
How to Start Watching March Madness Online
Go to http://www.ncaasports.com/mmod. Note: CBS Sports will bring you to this same link hosted at the NCAA web site.
Under “It’s Game Time! Watch Now,” click on “Launch Player.”
Go to the Games pull down menu to select a game you missed.
Or click “Full Game” to watch a live game.
The March Madness video will load, and after a short commercial the game will start.
If you’re at work watching March Madness, be sure to make a note of the red “Boss Button.”
Video Player for March Madness on Demand
March Madness on Demand can be watched using a PC or a Mac.
Most importantly, you need broadband to watch the March Madness on Demand basketball games online. According to the NCAA, the transfer rate should be a minimum of 600 kbps.
If you’re not sure if it will work on your computer, the best way to find out is to try it out.
In general, your computer needs to be equipped with either an AMD processor, am Intel processor, or a PPC processor, 450mhz or faster, according to the NCAA. Your computer needs to have “512 MB of ram, a 65,000-color video display card, and a 16-bit sound card and speakers.” (NCAA)
Mac Users and March Madness on Demand
They did note it would be a bit choppy. I tested it on Camino and it was not very smooth. It worked pretty well on Safari without choppiness or jumping.
If you do not have the Flip4Mac plug-in you can find it at Flip4Mac or you can find it for free at Microsoft.
Windows and March Madness on Demand
You also need to have Windows Media Player 9 or later according to NCAA.
If you have other questions, check the Help feature available at the NCAA site.
Note: March Madness is a a Registered Trademark of NCAA Sports.
Sources for How to Watch March Madness Online for Free
Free Flip4Mac.com at Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx
NCAA Sports, http://www.ncaasports.com
NCAA March Madness on Demand, http://www.ncaasports.com/mmod/player
Service Review from Home, on a Mac