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 game live stream this postseason.
The college bowl schedule was just released and as expected there will be some great matchups between heavyweights and teams with less stellar regular seasons trying to end the year on top. Some key matchups to look forward to are Washington vs Alabama, Ohio State vs Clemson, and USC vs Penn State.
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. If you’re wondering how to watchthe college bowl game online without cable, you can learn how here. Below are the specific services you can use to watch just about every college bowl game live stream without the need for a cable subscription.
Watch the College Bowl Game Online with Sling TV
Sling TV is Dish Network’s streaming service that provides live stream access to over 30 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 the tons of 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, ESPN2 and ESPN3 are all available for live stream on Sling TV using the Sling Orange package, which is only $20 per month. You can also access the WatchESPN app, which also includes ABC’s main channel as well, which will be hosting several bowl games (check the college bowl game schedule below for details). And Sling TV does carry FOX in select markets which also is airing some matchups on the college bowl game schedule. With Sling TV you can watch the college football bowl games online 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.
So, simply put, you can use Sling TV to watch most of the college football bowl game live streams, without needing a cable subscription. You can watch from anywhere with an internet connection, on almost any device. In addition, you can take advantage of some great promotions that they are currently running, such as:
- Get a FREE Roku streaming device when you prepay for 3 months of Sling
- Get a discounted Apple TV when you sign up for 3 months
- If you’re a T-Mobile customer, save an extra 30% off your Sling TV bill!
Also, everyone can start things off with a FREE 7-day trial.
Use DirecTV NOW to Watch College Bowl Game Live Stream
There’s a new player in the streaming industry, and its name is DIRECTV NOW. As you can guess from the name, the service comes from DirecTV, but it’s available without a contract and there’s no satellite required, everything streams to your favorite connected devices. It aims to compete with Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, giving subscribers a commitment-free way to watch their favorite shows, live sports and more.
For the purpose of watching college bowl games online, DIRECTV NOW will be similar to Sling TV. It offers ESPN and ESPN2, the FOX and FOX Sports channels, as well as 100+ other great channels. Plans start from $35 a month for 60+ channels, so it’s a bit more expensive than Sling (although still cheaper than cable!) but also comes with more channels. You can read our full DIRECTV NOW review to learn more.
Use PlayStation Vue to Stream College Bowl Games Online
PlayStation Vue is another service that you can use to watch college football bowl games online. Like the two services discussed above, Vue offers the ESPN family of networks, which means live access to most games on the 2016 college bowl game schedule.
Vue’s plans start from $30 a month and are contract-free, so it’s a happy medium between Sling TV ($20/month) and DirecTV Now ($35/month). However, at this point we definitely recommend Sling TV over either of these alternatives, mainly because of the price difference and flexibility. See our PlayStation Vue review for more info.
Watch Select College Bowl Games with an 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 (see the college bowl schedule below for details).
If you are in the market for an antenna, I recommend taking a look at my antenna guide. If you’re looking to take the antenna even farther you can check out my guide to DVRs. These devices let you pause and record live games without the need for a cable subscription.
2016-2017 College Bowl Game Schedule: Bowl Games on Today
*All games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 or ABC can be viewed on Sling TV.
Saturday, December 17
Celebration Bowl: 12:00 p.m. ET, NC Central vs Grambling State (ABC)
New Mexico Bowl: 2:00 p.m. ET, New Mexico vs UTSA (ESPN)
Las Vegas Bowl: 3:30 p.m. ET, Houston vs San Diego State (ABC)
Camellia Bowl: 5:30 p.m. ET, Appalachian State vs Toledo (ESPN)
Cure Bowl: 5:30 p.m. ET, UCF vs Arkansas State (CBSSN)
New Orleans Bowl: 9:00 p.m. ET, Southern Miss vs UL Lafayette (ESPN)
Monday, December 19
Miami Beach Bowl: 2:30 p.m. ET, Central Michigan vs Tulsa (ESPN)
Tuesday, December 20
Boca Raton Bowl: 7:00 p.m. ET, Memphis vs Western Kentucky (ESPN)
Wednesday, December 21
Poinsettia Bowl: 9:00 p.m. ET, BYU vs Wyoming (ESPN)
Thursday December 222
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: 7:00 p.m. ET, Idaho vs Colorado State (ESPN)
Friday, December 23
Bahamas Bowl, 1:00 p.m. ET, Eastern Michigan vs Old Dominion (ESPN)
Armed Forces Bowl, 4:30 p.m. ET, Louisiana Tech vs Navy (ESPN)
Dollar General Bowl, 8:00 p.m. ET, Ohio vs Troy (ESPN)
Saturday, December 24
Hawai’i Bowl, 8:00 p.m. ET, Hawaii vs Middle Tennessee (ESPN)
Monday, December 26
St. Petersburg Bowl, 11:00 a.m. ET, Miami vs Mississippi State (ESPN)
Quick Lane Bowl: 2:30 p.m. ET, Minnesota vs Central Michigan (ESPN)
Independence Bowl, 5:00 p.m. ET, NC State vs Vanderbilt (ESPN2)
Tuesday, December 27
Heart of Dallas Bowl: 12:00 p.m. ET, Army vs North Texas (ESPN)
Military Bowl: 3:30 p.m. ET, Temple vs Wake Forest (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl: 7:00 p.m. ET, Minnesota vs Washington State (ESPN)
Cactus Bowl: 10:15 p.m. ET, Boise State vs Baylor (ESPN)
Wednesday, December 28
Pinstripe Bowl: 2:00 p.m. ET, Pittsburgh vs Northwestern (ESPN)
Athletic Bowl: 5:30 p.m. ET, West Virginia vs Miami, FL (ESPN)
Foster Farms Bowl: 8:30 p.m. ET, Indiana vs Utah (FOX)
Texas Bowl: 9:00 p.m. ET, Texas A&M vs Kansas State (ESPN)
Thursday, December 29
Birmingham Bowl: 2:00 p.m. ET, USF vs South Carolina (ESPN)
Belk Bowl: 5:30 p.m. ET, Arkansas vs Virginia Tech (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl: 9:00 p.m. ET, Oklahoma State vs Colorado (ESPN)
Friday, December 30
Liberty Bowl: 12:00 p.m. ET, Georgia vs TCU (ESPN)
Sun Bowl: 2:00 p.m. ET, Stanford vs North Carolina (CBS)
Music City Bowl: 3:30 p.m. ET, Nebraska vs Tennessee (ESPN)
Arizona Bowl: 5:30 p.m. ET, South Alabama vs Air Force (ASN)
Orange Bowl: 8:00 p.m. ET, Michigan vs Florida State (ESPN)
Saturday, December 31
Citrus Bowl: 11:00 a.m. ET, LSU vs Louisville (ABC)
TaxSlayer Bowl: 11:00 a.m. ET, Georgia Tech vs Kentucky (ESPN)
Peach Bowl: 3:00 p.m. ET, Washington vs Alabama (ESPN)
Fiesta Bowl: 7:00 p.m. ET, Ohio State vs Clemson (ESPN)
Monday, January 2
Outback Bowl: 1:00 p.m. ET, Florida vs Iowa (ABC)
Cotton Bowl: 1:00 p.m. ET, Western Michigan vs Wisconsin (ESPN)
Rose Bowl: 5:00 p.m. ET, USC vs Penn State (ESPN)
Sugar Bowl: 8:30 p.m. ET, Auburn vs Oklahoma (ESPN)
Monday, January 9
CFP National Championship: 8:30 p.m. ET, Teams TBA (ESPN)
More scheduling info can be found here.
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