The popular NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship is known by most people as March Madness or even the Big Dance. It takes place each year in the U.S. usually from March up until April. The NCAA March Madness basketball Championship began in the year 1939 and at the time it only featured eight teams. In the present times, there are 68 teams which participate in a single type elimination tournament for a chance at the National Title.
The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship is nicknamed March Madness for a very good reason. It is filled with drama and excitement which offers fans a lot to do. At the moment, the college basketball team with the most national titles won is the University of California (UCLA) with an amazing number of 11 national titles.
Elite Eight as a step in the Championship is somewhere in between. It stands after Sweet Sixteen and before Final Four.
When can you watch Elite Eight 2018?
Unlike Final four or the National Final, Elite Eight 2018 takes place is several locations. There are four locations where the teams will have to play and they cover the West, South, Midwest and East of the United States. Elite Eight begins on the 24th of March where games will be played in Los Angeles and Atlanta (West and South regions). Furthermore, on the 25th of March, there will be games playing in Omaha, Neb. As well as Boston (Midwest and east regions).
The teams which are presented as winners in the Sweet Sixteen will advance to Elite Eight. Following Elite Eight 2018, the winners will proceed to the Final Four or also known as the National Semifinals which will be played on March 31st 2018 at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas.
The host of the national semifinals will be the University of Texas in San Antonio.
Elite eight 2018 will be streamed live by CBS and TBS on March 24th and 25th. CBS and TBS have full rights to televise year’s Championship. Furthermore, TBS will also televise the national Semifinal as well as the Championship Final.
How to watch Elite Eight 2018 online?
Elite Eight 2018 will be streamed live on the official NCAA website as well as their NCAA March Madness Live app. This is a great opportunity for all college basketball fans to watch all games for free as long as you have a television subscription.
Most people prefer the NCAA March Madness Live app to watch the games as it more user-friendly than the website. To use the app all you need is a mobile device such as iOS products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.) Android devices (smartphone, tablet, Chromebook) Windows 10 mobile and PC and other products such as Amazon’s Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku.
It is recommended that you are connected to a reliable internet connection and we say this because you won’t want to miss a single second of the games. The NCAA March Madness Live app offers full Chromecast support built in.
This can be used to link your mobile device to your Chromecast supporting Smart TV or monitor so that you can enjoy March Madness on TV instead of the small screen of a smartphone for example.
The NCAA March Madness Live app is recommended for watching the games because it offers features which make it better than the actual TV. People can benefit from:
- Watch all games broadcasted by TBS, CBS, truTV and TNT. All you have to do is log in to your TV provider in order to continue watching after the 3-hour preview ends. The games offered by CBS do not require a paid TV subscription.
- People can also view their favorite highlights as many times as they want.
- There will be live radio broadcasts for all games
Elite Eight 2018 Live Stream for people in the U.S.
If you live in the U.S. you will not have any issues watching the Elite Eight 2018 Live Stream. With just a few clicks or taps away you can either go on the NCAA website or download and install the NCAA March Madness Live app from the app store. However, you do need to have an active cable subscription to watch most of the games.
You will see that if you visit the NCAA website or install the app, it will ask you for your credentials which are provided by the cable company you are with. For people that don’t have an active cable subscription, they can only watch a free three to four-hour preview.
NCAA is aware that most fans will be working during most of the games and that it will be difficult for them to watch the games when the Boss is snooping around.
NCAA took action and along with Sony’s PlayStation Vue Service they have implemented a “Boss Button” which activated by the employee, it will hide the Live Stream page and instantly display on the screen all kinds of fake PowerPoint graphics and charts.
Elite Eight 2018 for people outside of the U.S.
For U.S. citizens who will be abroad during the Elite Eight 2018 live stream there is still a way to watch the games. Since you are a U.S. citizen you most probably have some sort of cable subscription which can be used to watch the games. However, there is an issue, the NCAA website live stream and NCAA March Madness Live app only work if you have a U.S. IP address.
Luckily there are plenty of ways of changing it from your current IP address to a random U.S. based IP address. With the help of a simple VPN service such as ExpressVPN you can modify you IP address so that the Website or app thinks that you are currently in the U.S.
As a helpful tip, before the Live Stream begins, make sure to change your IP address to a stable one. You can use the speedtest.net website to locate a fast U.S. server to avoid constant buffering.