SEC Sports brings conference football to your iPhone

Sep 30, 2009
Misc

The Southeastern Football Conference has been, arguably, the preeminent football conference in America for quite some time. And now with the release of SEC Sports, one of the best college sports iPhone apps around, you can follow the football conference with ease. Eat your heart out, Big 12 Conference. I should mention that this app covers […]

The Southeastern Football Conference has been, arguably, the preeminent football conference in America for quite some time. And now with the release of SEC Sports, one of the best college sports iPhone apps around, you can follow the football conference with ease. Eat your heart out, Big 12 Conference.

I should mention that this app covers more than just football, but I haven’t seen it yet. SEC Sports is advertised as the official application for SEC college football, basketball and more, and while I understand the lack of basketball coverage at this point of the year, there are other sports going on that aren’t covered. 

That probably won’t bother many people. This 99-cent app includes news, scores, videos and stats that you can find on SECSports.com, just with the aforementioned football bias. 

Aside from the gaudy Regions Bank advertisements (the bank sponsors the SEC, and if you didn’t know that before purchasing this app, you certainly will after), SEC Sports is a great looking app. It’s got a comparable design to College Football Live! – but better – though obviously it’s concentrated on one conference. 

The main problem is that you’re not going to find much in this app that you can’t get from non-conference exclusive apps. You will find game highlights and team stats here you can’t get elsewhere, but that’s it. 

I hate to bring up Sportacular and ESPN ScoreCenter every time I talk about an app like this, but those two are the standard bearers for what a sports news app can be on the iPhone. SEC Sports is no better than those apps, and frankly it lags behind College Football Live! because it only covers one conference. 

SEC football fans who couldn’t care less about what is going on around the rest of the country will love this app. But I’m afraid everyone else will be quite disappointed. 

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David Lister

David Lister is a freelance writer in Chicago. He is a former editor and writer at the NationalSportsReview.com and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. 

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