Get in the Game by Promoting College Hoops

March Madness ePN Blog

Brackets are completed, wagers are made, the competitive spirit is palpable and general office productivity has taken a dive.  That’s right fans, it’s time to crown the kings of college basketball.

Months of hard work and hardwood matchups culminate during the annual single-elimination tournament, resulting in one shining moment for the team deemed the 2010-2011 season champion.

Demand for college basketball items on eBay started climbing in late February, and will remain high past the sound of the final buzzer on April 4. As your visitors seek ways to show their school spirit, stay on the offensive by reminding them that eBay has serious depth when it comes to game day essentials.

Pick a Winner

Everyone has their reasons for cheering on a school, whether it’s an alma mater, a soft spot for the long-shot or the comfort of sticking with a perennial favorite. If winners were based on demand for eBay items, 2009-2010 champion Duke would go back-to-back, though top-seeded Ohio State is also charging toward the basket.

But don’t underestimate those Cinderella teams – demand for Ohio University memorabilia skyrocketed after the 14-seed defeated the Big East’s Georgetown in the first round of the 2010 tournament. Whoever you choose, make sure to wear your spirit on your sleeve with a jacket, jersey or shirt from your number-one pick.

Screen Plays

With so many games broadcast simultaneously, it’s important to have a television or two on which to keep track of the action. For those who are stuck at work during the games, it’s helpful to have a high-quality computer monitor, headphones and quick fingers to close the window streaming on-demand coverage. Smartphones like an iPhone or a BlackBerry can also come in handy for play-by-play updates.

Live Coverage

Of course, nothing compares to the excitement of watching a favorite team from courtside as they vie for their shot at the title.  Whether rooting for an underdog or a top dog, tickets for the early regional rounds to the final games can be found on eBay.

With games located all over the country, diehard fans will need to hop on a plane or plan a road trip to watch their team compete. Of course, any vehicle used to travel to a game will have to be completely decked out with team gear from floor mats to window flags, so everyone inside and out knows where the driver’s allegiance lies.

Fans who have been studying stats all season long are now on the edge of their seats to see who will lead the dance. Scout out the teams that are making the most noise to score points with crowds of visitors who are searching for items to commemorate this year’s tournament.

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Hope your March is awesome, baby!

The eBay Partner Network Team