If you're looking to connect with other fans of your school to catch games during March Madness but aren't a regular at the designated watch sites, here's an app that can get you clued in. It is called Fanatic, and it works on a crowd-sourcing concept where fans can figure out where to show up for the action. Or you can start your own watch party.
The key to the app is that it goes beyond the FourSquare mentality of just taking a head count. Based on fan participation, the app can begin to function like Evite in terms of sending announcements and tracking RSVPs, and includes Facebook functionality to help spread the word.
So if you're a Wichita State alum in New York, the app would tell you that Riviera Cafe in Greenwich Village is to place to gather with fellow Shockers fans. But the app isn't limited to just college sports. It handles the pro leagues and even European soccer.
Here is a short demonstration:
The app is free and available on iOS and Android. (SportsFanLive, the sister site of ThePostGame, developed a similar app called FanFinder that was named a Top Ten iPhone App by Time magazine when it was released in 2009.)