No sweat, Hoop Maps makes finding a game of pickup basketball as easy as a tap

 Pickup basketball can be difficult to just stumble upon if you want to play. It also can be difficult to get a game going out of the blue. “We wanted to play and find games and it was hard to find,” Donte Morris said. “We thought that there has got to be an app for this.” When Morris and his brother Dominic couldn’t find an app for it, the brothers created Hoop Maps. Read More

Here’s how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

 Want to watch March Madness in VR? You’re in luck. Six games – including the Final Four national semifinals and National Championship game will all be streamed in VR. The games will be available via the new NCAA March madness Live VR App available on the Oculus Store, which will work with Gear VR devices. One catch…you’ll have to pay for the privilege of… Read More

March Madness is back in VR, but it will cost you

Last year, the NCAA streamed the Final Four and championship game in virtual reality for free as March Madness came to a close. For the 2017 tournament that's already in progress, the college sports governing body is teaming up with Turner Sports and…

Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time

 Here’s your cool sports hardware demo of the week: ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup whose team-focused offering can track and collect analytics from an entire basketball game in real-time, is demoing for all 31 games of the NAIA D1 Men’s National Championship tournament this week in Kansas City. It’s the first time automated, real-time stats have been available… Read More

Wounded basketball player: Belgium must help attack victims

AALST, Belgium (AP) A former basketball player who was badly wounded in the suicide bomb attack on Brussels airport a year ago is urging the Belgian government to live up to its pledge to help the victims.

After Math: Oh, balls

It was a stellar week for spheroids, both the physical and metaphorical varieties. NASA discovered seven new planets (three of which are habitable) just 40 light years away. Ants on golf balls are teaching scientists about insectoid navigation skills…

The NBA hopes VR will expand its audience

This year's NBA All-Star Weekend wasn't just about the iconic Slam Dunk Contest or the riveting game between the best players from the Eastern and Western conferences. Yes, these were certainly the main attractions for attendees and viewers at home,…

Intel made a drone to help an NBA player in the Slam Dunk Contest

Orlando Magic player Aaron Gordon took things to a whole new level in tonight's NBA Slam Dunk Contest, one of the main events during the league's All-Star Weekend. The 21-year-old worked with Intel on a drone to use an assist prop for his first dunk…