College football’s regular season and conference championship games have now finished and now we have the college football bowl games to look forward to. The full college bowl game schedule is out, and if you’re looking for TV and live stream info for the bowl games today, we have you covered! It will be an exciting couple of weeks, but as a cord cutter it used to be tough to actually watch all of the action live. Thankfully, there are now more legal and affordable options for you to watch the college bowl games live this postseason.
There is also the second iteration of the College Football Playoffs this year. Clemson will face off with Oklahoma and Alabama will go up against Michigan State to see who will be playing in the National Championship on January 11. The playoffs and all of the bowl games will make for a great few weeks of college football and if you are a diehard fan you will want to watch every minute of the action. Below are the specific services you can use to watch just about every college bowl game live without the need for a cable subscription.
- Sling TV— Dish Network’s streaming service provides live stream access to over 20 popular cable channels without requiring a contract (start a free 7-day trial here). One of the best parts about Sling TV is its inclusion of the ESPN family of networks. ESPN broadcasts almost half of all college football games and will be broadcasting the vast majority of college bowl games, the College Football Playoffs, and the National Championship, so this is the best way to enjoy the full college bowl schedule. ESPN and ESPN2 are available for live stream on Sling TV and you can access ESPN3 by logging into WatchESPN with your Sling TV credentials. WatchESPN also includes ABC’s main channel as well, which will be hosting several bowl games. With Sling TV you can watch the college football bowl games live on your phone, computer, tablet, or TV with a connected device. All of this for just a starting price of $20 per month. Check out my full Sling TV review here.
- Antenna– An antenna can hook up to your TV and let you easily watch the broadcasts of channels like CBS, FOX, NBC, and ABC via their over-the-air networks. These channels have featured games all year and will be airing several college bowl games in the upcoming weeks. If you are in the market for an antenna, my recommended option is the Mohu Leaf 50. It has an ultra-thin design, so it does not stand out in your living room. And, it provides an impressive 50-mile reception range letting you watch as much of the bowl games live as possible. If you’re looking to take the antenna even farther you can check out the Tablo DVR. It lets you stream the game live to your connected devices and you can pause and record live games without the need for a cable subscription.
- CBS All Access– CBS’s streaming service, All Access, reaches 86 markets and offers a live stream of the local CBS network’s broadcast. Each Saturday this year subscribers have been able to watch the SEC Game of the Week live and the next couple of weeks will feature some great bowl matchups to close out the season. CBS All Access (review) costs only $5.99 per month and currently offers a free 7-day trial.
- PlayStation Vue– Sony has been expanding its newly launched streaming service in terms of content and now carries FOX, CBS, NBC, FOX Sports, TNT, and many other channels in its $49.99 per month package. There are also additional local sports channels featured in PlayStation Vue’s $54.99 per month package, which may provide more coverage of your favorite college football team without having a cable subscription. The service is currently only available in select cities— San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. PlayStation Vue can be watched on your PS3, PS4, iPhone, iPad, and Amazon Fire streaming devices. If you are in one of the select cities or its surrounding areas, you should look through the bowl game schedule below to see which games can be watched on PlayStation Vue.
- ESPN3– ESPN’s live online channel, ESPN3, broadcasts a solid amount of college football content across all of the main conferences. There are also replays and analysis previously aired on the main ESPN channels. Any game broadcasted on ABC will also be simulcasted on ESPN3, meaning you can watch some of the top college bowl games on the digital network. You might have the ability to access ESPN3 free through WatchESPN if your internet service is a participating provider.
2015 College Bowl Game Schedule: Bowl Games on Today
*Games airing on ESPN on Sling TV.
*Games airing on ABC can be accessed with Sling TV through WatchESPN, Antennas, or PlayStation Vue
*Games airing on CBS can be accessed with CBS All Access, Antennas, and PlayStation Vue
Saturday, December 19
Celebration Bowl: 12:00 p.m. ET, Alcorn State vs North Carolina A&T (ABC)
Cure Bowl: 12:00 p.m. ET, San Jose State vs Georgia State (CBS Sports)
New Mexico Bowl: 2:00 p.m. ET, New Mexico vs Arizona (ESPN)
Camellia Bowl: 5:30 p.m. ET, Appalachian State vs Ohio (ESPN)
New Orleans Bowl: 9:00 p.m. ET, Arkansas State vs Louisiana Tech (ESPN)
Monday, December 21
Miami Beach Bowl: 2:30 p.m. ET, South Florida vs Western Kentucky (ESPN)
Tuesday, December 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: 3:30 p.m. ET, Akron vs Utah State (ESPN)
Boca Raton Bowl: 7:00 p.m. ET, Temple vs Toledo (ESPN)
Wednesday, December 23
Poinsettia Bowl: 4:30 p.m. ET, Boise State vs Northern Illinois (ESPN)
GoDaddy Bowl: 8:00 p.m. ET, Bowling Green vs Georgia Southern (ESPN)
Thursday December 24
Bahamas Bowl: 12:00 p.m. ET, Middle Tennessee vs Western Michigan (ESPN)
Hawaii Bowl: 8:00 p.m. ET, San Diego State vs Cincinnati (ESPN)
Saturday, December 26
St. Petersburg Bowl: 11:00 a.m. ET, Connecticut vs Marshall (ESPN)
Sun Bowl: 2:00 p.m. ET, Miami vs Washington State (CBS)
Heart of Dallas Bowl: 2:20 p.m. ET, Washington vs Southern Mississippi (ESPN)
Pinstripe Bowl: 3:30 p.m. ET, Duke vs Indiana (ABC)
Independence Bowl: 5:45 p.m. ET, Virginia Tech vs Tulsa (ESPN)
Foster Farms Bowl: 9:15 p.m. ET, Nebraska vs UCLA (ESPN)
Monday, December 28
Military Bowl: 2:30 p.m. ET, Pitt vs Navy (ESPN)
Quick Lane Bowl: 5:00 p.m. ET, Minnesota vs Central Michigan (ESPN2)
Tuesday, December 29
Armed Forces Bowl: 2:00 p.m. ET, Air Force vs California (ESPN)
Arizona Bowl: 7:30 p.m. ET, Colorado State vs Nevada (campusinsiders.com)
Wednesday, December 30
Belk Bowl: 3:30 p.m. ET, North Carolina State vs Mississippi State (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl: 10:30 p.m. ET, Southern Cal vs Wisconsin (ESPN)
Thursday, December 31
College Football Playoff, Semifinals Dec. 31
Friday, January 1
Fiesta Bowl: 1:00 p.m. ET, Notre Dame vs Ohio State (ESPN)
Rose Bowl: 5:00 p.m. ET, Stanford vs Iowa (ESPN)
Saturday, January 2
Liberty Bowl, 3:20 p.m. ET, Kansas State vs Arkansas (ESPN)
Cactus Bowl: 10:15 p.m. ET, West Virginia vs Arizona State (ESPN)
Monday, January 11
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