Rose Bowl Live Stream: Stanford vs Iowa, Watch Online

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The Stanford Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes will meet in the Rose Bowl on January 1st. The game kicks off at 5:00 p.m. ET from Pasadena, California and will feature two of the top teams in college football who are not featured in the college football playoffs. Ready to watch? Check out the guide below and find out how to watch the Rose Bowl live stream online. 

During college bowl season, ESPN has broadcast rights for the majority of the games, including the Rose Bowl. Previously, it was difficult or nearly impossible to legally watch ESPN without a cable subscription. Now, there are legal and affordable options which will let you watch Stanford vs Iowa live on New Year’s Day. Read on to find out more about how easy it has become to watch the Rose Bowl online as well as other college bowl games.


Stanford Cardinals vs Iowa Hawkeyes Preview

The Stanford Cardinals have been one of the more exciting teams to watch this year. They started their season with a surprise loss to unranked Northwestern, but rallied from there to finish with an impressive 11-2 record. Wins over ranked teams like USC, UCLA, and Notre Dame propelled them up the standings to their current ranking of 5th in the AP Poll. They have been led by the ultimate utility player Christian McCaffrey who was one of the Heisman finalists and broke Barry Sanders record for all-purpose yards in a season.

Iowa was a team on a mission the entire year. They were unranked until the sixth week of the season and ultimately started the year on a 12-game winning streak. They were undefeated until their close loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game. If it wasn’t for that close loss they would surely be one of the top contenders for the National Championship at the moment. The Hawkeyes are still ranked 6th in the AP Poll and are looking to close out their year with a win over one of the best opponents they have faced this season. Some have said Michigan State was Iowa’s first real test, but the Hawkeyes believe a win on New Year’s Day will cement them as one of the top teams in the country.

With two dominant teams facing off, the 2016 Rose Bowl could really go either way. Are you excited yet?


Use Sling TV to Watch the Rose Bowl Live Stream on New Year’s Day

Sling TV

Dish Network launched its subscription streaming service Sling TV early in 2015. The growing trend of cable cutters has essentially demanded a high-quality option that is more affordable and less of a hassle than cable. Sling TV has been a clear leader in this market, largely because it has a great variety of channel offerings and lets subscribers easily watch live sports. ESPN is one of the channels available to Sling TV subscribers, meaning you can watch the Rose Bowl live stream with Sling TV.

Sling TV (review) lets you watch over 20 popular cable channels in its basic package. The streams can be accessed through your computer, tablet, phone, or TV using a connected device. The basic package for Sling TV costs only $20 per month and features channels like TNT, TBS, CNN, AMC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (Via WatchESPN by logging in with your Sling TV credentials. There is no contract required and you can cancel your service at any time. For just $20 per month you can watch Stanford vs Iowa live on the 1st and tons of other programming normally only accessible with a cable subscription.

There are also add-on packages for Sling TV subscribers to gain access to additional channels on top of the basic offering. The packages include channels are related to a specific niche and cost just $5 per month. One example is the Sports Extra Package. It includes channels like ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line, ESPNEWS, and SEC Network. That’s a lot more sports programming featuring news, analyses, highlights, and live game coverage for only $5 extra each month.

You can even use Sling TV to watch the Rose Bowl live stream for free this year. There is a currently a free 7-day trial offered. You can test out the service and watch all of the live programming Sling TV has to offer in its subscription. If you are set on subscribing, Sling TV has a limited-time offer of a free Roku Streaming Stick or half off a Roku 3 Player if you prepay for three months of your service. It’s a great deal because with the Roku devices you can watch games like Stanford vs Iowa live directly on your big screen with your Sling TV subscription.

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Rose Bowl Schedule

Date: Friday, January 1
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Network: ESPN (or Sling TV)


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Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier has a background in finance and information technology and has written for publications with themes ranging from sports to enterprise technology and investments.
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