A Duke Athlete Invented a Simple App. Now the NCAA Can’t Run March Madness Without It | Inc.com


Sixty-eight teams. Thirteen cities. Buzzer-beaters and surprising winners. The same things that make March Madness one of the most spectacular events in sports also make it a logistical nightmare.

Enter Teamworks. In 2005, Zach Maurides was an offensive lineman on the Duke University football team, struggling to juggle his class and practice schedules–plus meetings with coaches, advisors, trainers, nutritionists, and team doctors. “There were about 10 or 15 distinct parts of our program that were all trying to develop me in a different area,” he says. “They didn’t work together very cohesively, and they didn’t communicate with me in any kind of streamlined fashion.”

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