Update on StatBroadcast’s Compatibility with the new Live Stats Initiative (as of 10/10/18)

Posted on Oct 10, 2018

Return to Blog Home


This past May, the NCAA officially announced that it has launched a new stats initiative with a software developer based in London UK, to develop new statistics tracking software for its membership. Use of the software will be voluntary during the basketball regular season for member institutions.

LATEST UPDATE: Oct 10, 2018


StatBroadcast has released its StatBroadcast Listener software, which is designed to work specifically with NCAA LiveStats to facilitate media and live stats through the StatBroadcast platform.

To download the software and access the setup guide, please visit http://software.statbroadcast.com (requires log in).

Please note we anticipate potential critical updates to Listener as Genius finalizes the season release of its NCAA LiveStats software. Please keep an eye out for important updates in the software and install when prompted in the software as they become available.

Listener is compatible with StatBroadcast's Scoreboard Bridge software.

Listener can be used simultaneously with Genius Sports' NCAA LiveStats In-Arena Utility for generating local XML files.

For schools that will require a local XML file or FTP distribution of XML:

Genius Sports has released the In-Arena Utility to facilitate with this. It will be available for a limited time for the current academic year as well as 2019-2020. To download and install the utility as well as access setup guides, please visit http://www.ncaamanager.com

Please note, StatBroadcast cannot provide direct support for working with the NCAA LiveStats software beyond its direct interaction with StatBroadcast. The NCAA has requested all support requests for the software, including setup and use of the In-Arena Utility, be forwarded directly to their team from Genius tasked to handle this.

UPDATE: Aug. 10, 2018

Missing data points

We have noticed missing data points in the current version of the NCAA LiveStats software, which may affect some field on both stats feeds as well as PDF reports. Additionally, missing advanced metrics may impact some calculations in Season Stats run on StatBroadcast or through StatCrew. We are expecting updates in the next version of LiveStats and will update this page as necessary.

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 2018


StatBroadcast plans to support the following enhanced and additional data points that the software will make available through its software, pending their inclusion in the app's XML generation:

  • Possession Arrow
  • New Game status updates including when a game is delayed, introducing lineups, at halftime, etc.
  • Extended play-by-play information including enhanced shot and turnover descriptions, the area of the court where the action occurs and new actions, such as held balls.