Enhance College Football Bowl Season

Whether at home or in the stadium, mobile technology can add to the experience.

By on December 20, 2013

Between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6, 35 college football bowl games will be played. Whether attending in person or tuning in from home, there are a variety of mobile apps to help fans get the scoop on the game, the players and the locales in which they are played.

The ESPN College Football and CBS Sports apps both have Bowl Bound sections that allow users to see the full bowl schedule and check scores for all of the games. ESPN College Football includes the history and game results for each bowl dating back to the first time it was played. CBS also offers CBS Sports ULive, which makes it possible for enthusiasts to follow a live-tweet stream about the games. 

There are also many bowl-affiliated apps as well as apps for the host cities. Duke and Texas A&M fans heading to Atlanta for the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve can download the official bowl app. It includes a guide to Atlanta hotels, restaurants and attractions, maps of the Georgia Dome, live game stats, real-time photos and videos, and a $5 off coupon for FanFest. The Capital One Bowl app, on the other hand, features a schedule of events, stadium information, game stats and more to help Badgers and Gamecock supporters plan their gameday activities on New Year’s Day in Orlando, Fla.

Fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oklahoma Sooners can check out the Allstate Sugar Bowl app, which includes maps, a history of the bowl, and up-to-the-minute news and schedule changes for the Allstate Fan Fest and the game itself. Visitors to New Orleans for the game on Jan. 2, should check out the city's official tourism website for apps to help them find the best bars, guide them around the Garden District and French Quarter, highlight the paranormal sites of the city, follow the streetcar, and more.

College football enthusiasts traveling to Miami on Jan. 3 to watch Ohio State and Clemson battle it out during the Discover Orange Bowl may want to download the Miami City Guide from TripAdvisor. Not only will users have access to reviews on restaurants, attractions and hotels, but there are also itineraries for self-guided tours around the city using the phone's GPS to follow the routes.

Tiger and Seminole fans heading west for the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship game, should consider the Los Angeles Travel: Beach to Blvd and Los Angles Magazine Dining Out apps for insights on the best places and restaurants in L.A. to see the game of the season on Jan. 6.