The 2019 NCAA football season is underway!
There’s really no better time of year for the millions of fans around the US who are passionate about college football. We live for Saturday game days, whether that means heading to our favorite team’s stadium or catching the gridiron glory on TV.
But in-person attendance and TV broadcasts aren’t the only ways to experience college football. These days, mobile apps provide up-to-the-second scores, highlights, video, and analysis from all levels of college football.
Check out our all-star roster of seven college football apps you need on your mobile device so you don’t miss a second of the action this season.
Each of these apps is available for iOS and Android.
The granddaddy of TV sports networks delivers the latest and greatest in global sports news to the palm of your hand with their easy-to-use app, and college football coverage is no exception. Users can create a custom list of favourite teams, which means personalized content about the colleges you root for is available with a single touch.
ESPN+, a $5-per-month subscription service available for purchase in the app, allows you to stream live games, shows, and films on your device while enjoying exclusive content from ESPN writers.
An elegantly-designed app packed with all the features a college football lover could want, theScore delivers real-time game scores, updates, and stats.
The app’s game reports feature provides in-depth analysis and play-by-play breakdowns. A customizable event calendar makes it easy to bookmark the upcoming games you’re interested in and review past matches.
theScore even boasts a social share feature so you can post-game summaries, stats, and stories to your social media accounts.
College Football Scoreboard
The College Football Scoreboard app offers next-level social media integration. The Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts of your favorite teams are presented in a single feed within the app, which is awesome for conveniently keeping track of the latest posts.
Users rave about the design of the app. It’s sleek, compact, and easy to browse.
We couldn’t leave the official app from college football’s governing organization off the list. The NCAA Sports app lets you customize the user experience by selecting your favorite teams. Team content and scoring alerts are delivered right to your fingertips. Exclusive videos from your team’s games are viewable in the app.
And NCAA Sports goes beyond football coverage. You’ll find yourself turning to this app often if you follow college basketball, baseball, hockey and other sports sponsored by the NCAA.
If you live in one of the states where sports betting has recently been authorized, you might now be getting acquainted with wagering on NCAA football. New betting markets in states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Delaware are changing the ways fans enjoy sports with interactive mobile experiences.
Sports betting apps such as FOX Bet allow fans to place wagers on NCAA football games before and during the game. This app also offers parlays and prop bets. Users can get a feel for the range of bets available on college football games from browsing the app.
Rival Stars College Football
Rival Stars College Football marks a departure from apps that just report on college football. This app is actually a game that places the player in the driver’s seat as the head coach of a college football team.
Your job is to recruit top talent, develop a playbook and strategy, and call the shots as you manage your team to victory on game days. The game includes an interactive mode where you can form alliances with other teams, compete against rivals, and chat with fellow players.
You could think of Rival Stars as a video game version of fantasy football.
There are quite a few apps out there that provide college football coverage. We think the six discussed here are the cream of the crop for iOS and Android. Did your favourite app make the list?