These Android college football apps are BCS-worthy

by Kristen Nicole

There’s nothing like the thrill of college football, whether you’re a student, fan or alumni. The traditions behind college football are rooted deep, sparking rivalries that are as core to the college football experience as the team roster. There’s several Android apps to help you keep track of scores and players, hunt down tickets or plan a tailgate party.

ESPN Bowl Bound 2011 (Free)

This app is an essential one for college football fans, with team customization allowing for filtered news including videos, stats, photos and tweets. ESPN Bowl Bound covers all FBS and FCS games, as well as live streaming through the WatchESPN app. You’ll get weekly predictions from top ESPN personalities, aggregated Twitter feeds from top players, weekly rankings and the 2011 Award Tracker. Custom options include adding your school colors and logo to the app, and there’s also discussion boards to chat it up with other fans (or rivals).

Sprint Football Live (Free)

If you’re looking for another live streaming source, Sprint customers are in luck. The Sprint Football Live app now supports college football, giving you live telecasts of college games from ESPN Mobile TV, along with live college Game Center streams featuring real-time stats and scores. Included with any Sprint data plan, this Android app also offers custom score, player and injury alerts, fantasy team management, a draft tracker and breaking news. Other news sources come from top industry blogs, player tweets and more.

Live Scores (Free)

Live Scores is a pretty inclusive sports app, but college football is included. Stay updated with the latest scores, news, stats and standings in college football as well as the other sports you follow. This free sports app from Yahoo! also comes with live score alerts, as well as a home screen widget for at-a-glance updates and easy access. If you’re following multiple sports, Live Scores has an easy tab for toggling between leagues.

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College Football Helmet Sched (Free)

Need to keep track of NCAA college football schedules? This Android app is all about that. Following schedules for Division 1-A teams, you’ll be able to keep track of your favorite teams throughout the season. The app is pretty basic, displaying the helmets for all schools listed, which takes you to their schedule details. From here you can see the location and time of each game. You can also set your team favorites, providing a streamlined view of the teams that matter.

StubHub (Free)

Need to nab some tickets for an alum game? Or maybe you’ve got an extra ticket to sell. Try StubHub, a massive marketplace for fan-to-fan tickets. Here you can get tickets for concerts and plays, but you can also get tickets for sporting events. Search by price, dates and location, browsing across categories and stadiums. The StubHub app comes with a map view of each venue so you can see the available seats before purchasing a ticket. If you plan on using StubHub on more than one occasion, set up a tracker to follow your favorite teams to see when they’re in your town of interest. If you’re selling tickets here, you can also manage your account from this free Android app.

Grill-it! ($0.99)

There’s nothing that says college football like a good tailgate party. Get some helpful grilling tips with the Grill-It! app for Android. Powered by GrillingCompanion.com, the Grill-It app features tips and recipes for meat and veggies, separated by category. "Burgers and Dogs" is likely the category of interest here, though you may want to also check out "Starters and Sides" as well. You can also search by ingredient or keyword, and prepare ahead with a recipe box for saved recipes.

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