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Sports team calendars have been a long-time feature of Google Calendar. The ability to sync those calendars to mobile, however, has been absent equally as long. Until now, that is.

If you sync any sports calendars with your GCal, you now have the option to also sync those up on mobile. They should show up under the "calendars to display" menu - if not, make sure to refresh your calendars and check again. You may have to jump into the "calendars to sync" sub-menu and enable it there first. Kind of unintuitive and superfluous, I know.

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They're a bit easier to find on tablets, however - just jump right into Settings and select the appropriate account. All your available calendars should show up there; if not, a quick refresh should do the trick.

This also syncs up the score afterwards, so if you happen to miss the game, you'll still be able to catch the final.

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I'm pretty happy to see this feature show up on mobile, especially with the NBA regular season starting up later this month. Now it'll be even easier to watch the Heat take the trophy two years in a row.

[Google Groups; Thanks, Casey!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Cool/100000226987135 Ray Cool

    I've used yahoo sports calendars with Google for 2 years.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I've been using the 49ers calendar on GCal since last year - can confirm it definitely syncs now, including updated scores. Sweet.

  • TOMMMMMM

    Holy freakin hell, I have been waiting years for this. I just checked out the google groups on this 2 days ago and was again disappointed. Google is hitting it out of the park lately with all those little nagging issues such as pinch to zoom in gmail and contact photo resolution to name a few!

    I guess my only issue is that google doesn't allow you to create notifications/reminders for its built in calendars though :(

  • http://twitter.com/gallardoedgar Edgar Gallardo

    Excellent!! Great functionality for this year's NBA and NFL :)

  • RedPandaAlex

    I noticed this when NHL games started showing up in my calendar. Then I got sad.

  • jpfrasier

    wait... i didn't even realize i could sync sports calendars to google calendar! i get the loser of the day award since i've been entering them in manually for years now! lol

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's there, it works, and it is glorious.

  • c00ller

    How about Tasks integration? :(

  • Jaymoon

    YES! About time! This feature is about... oh let's see... maybe 3 years too late?!

  • Brian Menius

    Does anyone else have issues with the detail section of a game on the calendar showing up as a bunch of HTML code? I see this on my Galaxy Nexus and Xoom WiFi for three teams.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yup, same.

      • Brian Menius

        Cool- thanks, Artem! Maybe El Goog will fix it in a subsequent update.

  • http://twitter.com/SportsAndTV Brian Pearcy

    They need a link to the box scores on the games that have already been played.

  • gooner13

    i used to just input the csv into outlook and then sync the sports calendars to Gcal....needless to say, this is much easier now! ;)

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