The Top 5 iOS Apps for Sports Fans

The Top 5 iOS Apps for Sports Fans

You eat, sleep, and breathe sports. Hell, you even watch Arena Football, and Women’s Field Hockey. You my friend, are a sports fan! But you can’t spend all your time sitting on the couch, flipping through the 237 sports channels on your cable box… Can you? Of course not! So let’s go through the list of the top 5 iOS apps for sports fans.

You’ll need these for when you have to do important things like go pick up some snacks, grab a case of beer, or attend that wedding your fiancée says you HAVE to attend. (That would be the one where you’re marrying her…) So, without further ado, and as usual, in no particular order, here they are!

ESPN ScoreCenter If you thought any other sports app would be at the top of this list, go see the coach and turn in your protective cup. ESPN is the granddaddy of all sports channels, and has been covering nothing but sports since 1979.

The ESPN ScoreCenter app works on both the iPhone and iPad, and covers all major sports. It will keep you up to date on the scores, news, and standings from hundreds of sports leagues around the world.

It features personalized scoreboards, live game details, in game stats, box scores, summaries and league standings. Set up your favorite teams on the “My Teams” card, and follow everything you love on one screen. The app will also give you scoring alerts, big plays, and final scores via push notifications.

The app covers The NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, NHL, Golf, Premiere League, UEFA Champions League, and many more. This is the app to have when you’re only having one. Grab it today.

Available in the App Store – FREE – (Direct Link)

NFL ’12 I’m partial to football myself, and now that the pre-season has begun, I don’t go anywhere without this app on my iPhone.

This app works on both your iPhone and iPad, with special features for iPad users.

With this app, you get:

  • Live Scores & Stats
  • Latest News & Updates
  • Customize app with your favorite Team for Team News, Features and Alerts
  • Customize notifications for individual games or the full NFL season
  • Get Live commentary as the plays happen with Audio Pass for your iPad
  • Watch NFL Fantasy Live & video highlights (starting 8/13)
  • Watch Thursday Night Football Live (during regular season) on your iPad

Available in the App Store – FREE – (Some features can be enabled via in-app purchase) – (Direct Link) At Bat For baseball fans, this is the app. Follow the entire league, or just your favorite team. With it’s pitch-by-pitch game reporting, graphics enhanced for Retina displays, home and away radio and TV broadcasts, standings, schedules and stats, this is the one when you want to keep track of the runs when you’re on the run.

Features include:

  • Watch the Free Game of the Day or access your MLB.TV Premium subscription to watch every out-of-market game
  • See key plays and pivotal moments from every game with Live Look-Ins (No blackout restrictions)
  • Archived games to watch every game from 2011 and 2012 on-demand, available to MLB.TV Premium subscribers
  • Home and away radio broadcasts
  • In-progress video highlights
  • Enhanced, re-designed Gameday pitch-by-pitch features, including realistic ballpark renderings from all 30 MLB parks

That’s just a few of the features. I’d tell you more, but I still have to squeeze 2 other apps into this list in the space allotted.

Available in the App Store – FREE – (Some features can be enabled via in-app purchase) – (Direct Link)

NCAA Sports If your a college sports fan, here’s the app to keep track of the old alma mater.

Currently only available for the iPhone, you can get exclusive live coverage of NCAA Championship events, including football, wrestling, hockey, soccer and much, much more – over 60 championships in all.

Video highlights, news, brackets, chat with friends on Facebook or Twitter while watching the events.

Includes: live game streaming, video highlights from championships, and the most recent news about your favorite NCAA teams.

Available in the App Store – FREE – (Direct Link)

NBA Gametime Courtside This one is iPad only, but for NBA fans, this is the perfect companion during the NBA season.

Keep track of standings, schedules, performance info, it even has a live court view, so you know who’s on the court, and see substitutions happen live.

If you’re a NBA League Pass subscriber, you can access live NBA regular season games.

Features include:

  • Live team and player stats
  • In-progress video highlights from around the league
  • Full game video recaps
  • League statistics and schedule information
  • Live Ticker: the latest NBA news headlines and stories.

Available in the App Store – FREE – (Direct Link)

There you have it, the top 5 iOS apps for sports fans. Did we include your favorites? What did we miss? Is there a gem of an app you use but we didn’t list? If so, let us know down below in the comments section, or drop me a line at