Is anyone running fantasy sport leagues as part of their programs? And if so how are you setting it up?
Fantasy Sport Leagues
Interested in how this would work as well.
We offer Fantasy Football every Fall semester but we only do registration through IMLeagues. We use Yahoo Fantasy Football to run our league and simply send everyone who registers through IMLeagues a link to sign up in our specific Liberty Intramural Sports league at Yahoo. We usually have 2 separate 10-12 team leagues each Fall. It's not perfect but it has worked for us the past few years. From today's email from IMLeagues it looks like they are starting to implement Fantasy style games into their portfolio so it will be interesting if in the future we will be able to do the entire league through the IMLeagues site. Hope this helps!
At Montclair State University, we started a Fantasy Football league this year through ESPN and it worked out very well (approximately 35 participants). If you would like information about it, please feel free to contact us at "firstname.lastname@example.org"
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Doug from IMLeagues here!
We are currently talking with partners so we can integrate into fantasy sports leagues so the users can sign up on IMLeagues but simultaneously be members of a popular fantasy league. They would do the day to day managing through that league, but participation stats, standings, scores, etc. would all be displayed and housed within IMLeagues.
We do plan to build "Pick 'Em" functionality in house as well. So that you can run everything from Bowl Pick 'Ems to Bachelor Pick 'Ems haha.
Unfortunately with Fantasy Football and other fantasy leagues the api's to pull in stats are prohibitively expensive unless that is your major focus and are able to generate scale the sort of yahoo, espn, etc.
Sorry for the delay in response!