CBS and the Turner cable channels are once again streaming the NCAA Tournament online as the second round of March Madness begins on Thursday.
It might be time to get in good with your local IT guy at the office as March Madness gobbles up bandwidth across the nation.
Things have changed a bit this time around to stream March Madness online. Last year, the NCAA charged a small fee for access to all of the games. This time around, any of the games that are broadcast on CBS are free for anyone to stream online. The games that are broadcast on TBS, TNT or truTV, the collection of Turner Broadcasting-owned channels, will require a cable subscription authentication.
If you don't have cable or forgot your password, don't panic -- you'll just have to watch less online. The NCAA's website and apps are offering a four-hour grace period of blissful March Madness viewing before requiring authentication.
The March Madness Live headquarters has a social setup integrated throughout, making it easy to post to Facebook and tracking Twitter activity. The "Boss Button" is there once again to keep viewing habits safe from upper management. Just like previous years, each game will be available to watch later in case you want to relive the joy of victory or the agony of defeat.
Click here to view the NCAA March Madness Live site.