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Google Now Starts Displaying College Sports Scores on Tablets (Phones too?)

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Oooh, this is news we like to see, especially as sports fans. According to a reader of ours on G+ and our own Nexus 7, Google Now is apparently showing college sports scores for some users, a feature we have been begging for since the beginning. What’s odd, is that it appears to only be working on the Nexus 7 (or tablets) at this time and not phones. You also can’t go into the settings for the Sports card and add college teams at this time. 

I just spent a few minutes doing college basketball score searches in Google on my Nexus 4, but was unable to see the new college sports scores card. Once I picked up my Nexus 7, though, the new cards were already waiting for me (Michigan game above). Also, once I went back into the Sports card settings, I now had Michigan and Oregon added to my list of teams even though I was denied that option on my Nexus 4.

Update:  Sir @MettaWorldTroll is able to see the scores on his phone as well – as are others. Now I feel left out.

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Weird, but awesome. Anyone else?

Via:  +Matt Tithof

  • Works for me. Roll Tide, y’all.

  • MPH

    Does anyone else have an issue with Google Now saving the teams you pick in settings? I keep choosing all four Philly teams, but it only saves the 76ers (the team I care about least). The scores/schedule is what I want to see most, and it’s the one thing that doesn’t work. Anyone else have this problem or know of a fix?

    This is on a Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1.1.

  • It still isnt displaying them on either of my devices, transformer prime or razr maxx hd.

  • Tatsuo

    GO DUCKS!!

  • NastyEmu

    Has anyone gotten this to work on a Google Apps for Business account? I’m not able to get any college scores to show up on my Nexus 7 or Galaxy S3. Thanks.

  • NAM37

    Someday my RAZR will do that….

  • Stevedub40

    +1 to Michigan beating NW. M go Blue!!!

  • Kent Burton

    #gocards L1C4 #louisville

    • michael arazan

      Sadly for me, They kicked Mizzou’s ass tonight

  • kndarlow413

    Nothing yet on my ATT Gnote2 🙁

  • Jeremy Martin

    Go Buckeyes!

  • Christopher Riner

    Confirmed: working on nexus ten as well, but not my g nexus. Phone, pleeeeeeease give me these.

    • michael arazan

      I’m Guessing the GNex phones it Doesn’t Work on are the Verizon Gnex

      • NexusPhan69

        Ya I actually noticed this on my GNex 3 days ago and thought nothing of it. No interest in college sports.

      • Christopher Riner

        Yup. Verizon nexus, the redheaded step child.

  • anezarati

    Has anyone been able to get a “state” school to show up? Seems like everyone here is getting “Michigan”, “Kansas”, etc

    • Jebbbb

      Ohio’s Taint was up there…

  • Neomastermind


  • AeySimp

    Working on my RAZR M

  • Worked like a charm on my GNex! Just searched for Kansas Basketball thru Google Now and the card popped right up! Been waiting for this forever! Thanks Google!

    • This is what worked for me on my Verizon GNex and Moto Xoom Wi-Fi. With the exception of Kentucky Basketball as the search term.

  • James_Kernicky

    Rock Chalk!

  • dangolds

    Not seeing it yet on my S3 or N7 but props to Kellex anyway for showing Michigan some love. I may not be an Android fanboy, but I’m definitely a Michigan fanboy. It’s been nice to have a basketball program again for the last 3 years after spending nearly a decade in the Abyss.

  • not showing up on my GS3 or Nexus 10 🙁

  • I’ve been rant tweeting about this to Google more months. My work has finally paid off. Your welcome guys…lol

  • monkey082506

    Got Missouri reppin on the Gnex and the N7!

  • SD_Scott

    GO BLUE!!!

  • bose301s

    I’ve lost respect for you with having Michigan on there Kellex.

  • now, all I need it to do is sync with Google music and show me upcoming concerts in my city, and I’ll be set!

  • Got mine!

    Edit: It’s 7:31pm and MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS!!!!

    • WickedToby741

      Always have, always will.

    • trekker670

      GO BLUE!

    • UofM

      That’s the number 1 team you’re saying sucks.. bold words..

  • skylog

    thank you. did some searches, then they appeared on my phone

  • Ive got mine on my phone! 🙂 Go bucks!


    I go to Michigan. Go Blue! Number 1!

    • EricRees

      IU gonna take that spot next week from you guys, sorry about that <3.

      • RAZR_FANN

        I don’t think so! No one can stop Trey Burke!

        Zeller and Oladipo are really good, though.

        • Jeremy Martin

          Ohio State did.

    • BrianRoskamp

      Me too. It’s good to see another Razr owner / Android fan. Go Blue!

  • baconslayer09

    So how do we go about getting these? Just keep searching for your college team on Google? Because I can’t add the teams in settings.

  • David Caccavo

    working on my Galaxy S3

  • shows on my droid razr maxx, if I search the team in my desktop’s browser

  • Booyah

    Hmm, not working on either my N7 or GNex…

  • They’ve shown college on mine for weeks. Also wager on soccer: LA liga, EPL, series a, etc. Always shown those as well.

    • Geo

      I barely started getting Bundesliga scores like a week ago

  • Paul


  • Kane Stapler

    I tweeted you guys with this a week ago. Been working on my phone since that night. Pretty good at keeping the scores up to date within a minute or two of scoreboard time.

    • In the future, drop us an email heh. We miss Tweets a lot. 😛

      • Kane Stapler

        It doesn’t sync with devices yet. You have to actually search “Alabama Basketball” through google now on the device

        • Brent Thomas

          Mine did sync searched on n7 and then checked gnex I have current score.

  • go blue! sorry had to plug in…

    • bose301s

      Go Green!!

      • gostatedoc

        GO WHITE!!

      • GoBLUE42

        The “every college sports fan” video comes to mind here where both Michigan and OSU guys say, “nobody cares what you think”

    • fitzgerald52

      GO BLUE!

  • AMPthe13th

    NEED THIS to be working on my phone. By March Madness would be great. Before football season returns would be acceptable.

  • As long as I can get my Oregon State in there before football season starts, I’ll be happy. Yeah, I root against your team during Civil War. 🙂 It’s an Oregonian thing.

    • The Cardinal rules your state anyways 🙂 GO STANFORD!!!

  • Mike

    I’ve been wait for this every since day 1. Go Irish.

  • KleenDroid