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The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide will meet in Glendale, Arizona on January 9th at 8:30 p.m. ET to play for the chance to be named the College Football National Champions. The two top-ranked teams in the country will surely put on a fantastic show for diehard and casual college football fans alike. Keep reading to learn how to watch the college football national championship live stream – WITHOUT cable tv!
ESPN has broadcast agreements for the National Championship as it did for the entire College Football Playoffs. It will broadcast the game on its cable network, which was previously bad news for anyone without a cable subscription. Thankfully, there are now viable options to watch ESPN without cable. To watch the College Football National Championship live, Sling TV will be your go-to service. Read the following guide to find out all you need to know.
Clemson Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Preview
There is no doubt the Clemson Tigers have been the most dominant team in college football this year. They enter into the National Championship undefeated and looking to close off a perfect season. Their number 1 ranking in the AP Poll is a given at this point and Alabama seems like the only team in the country that could actually give them a run for their money. It easily handled a strong Oklahoma Sooners team in the Orange Bowl with a 37-17 victory. The Crimson Tide will be the ultimate test for the Tigers this season and this will surely be one of the most exciting National Championships in recent memory.
Alabama, led once again by head coach Nick Saban in his ninth year, has become almost a staple at the top of the college football rankings. Last year, the Crimson Tide lost in the first round of the inaugural college football playoffs. But, this year there was no doubt Alabama had their eyes set on a National Championship as it steamrolled a surprisingly strong Michigan State team with a 38-0 win in the Cotton Bowl. Alabama has certainly had one of the more challenging schedules this year, Clemson will be their 9th ranked opponent on the season, but has consistently risen to the occasion. A close loss to Ole Miss is the only thing barring the Crimson Tide from perfection. Alabama fans all over are certainly hoping the team can go out on a high note and bring home their 16th National Championship.
With two explosively strong teams battling it out for national glory, the 2016 College Football National Championship promises to be a game to remember! Ready to watch Clemson vs Alabama?
Use Sling TV to Watch the College Football National Championship Live Stream
Dish Network launched Sling TV early in 2015 as a legitimate alternative to a cable subscription, especially for people wanting to avoid paying an expensive cable bill while still watching the most exciting sporting events. ESPN is included in Sling TV’s basic channel package, meaning on January 11th it will be your leading resource to watch the College Football National Championship online.
Sling TV’s basic package includes over 20 popular cable channels including TBS, TNT, AMC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (Accessible on WatchESPN by logging in with your Sling TV credentials). The live streams and be watched on your tablet, computer, phone, or TV with a connected device. Sling TV will let you watch the National Championship live online or directly on your TV.
Sling TV makes watching games like Clemson vs Alabama live right at your fingertips for only $20 per month. There is no contract required and you can cancel anytime you’d like. Plus, you can include more channels in your package by paying $5 extra per month for one of Sling TV’s add-on packages. The packages add channels surrounding a specific niche such as the Sports Extra package that includes channels like ESPNEWS, SEC Network, ESPNU, and ESPN Goal Line. For only $25 you can go beyond watching games like the National Championship online and keep up with tons of analysis, replays, live sporting events, and even your favorite TV shows with Sling TV.
The real kicker is you could actually use Sling TV to watch the College Football Playoff National Championship free. Yes, for absolutely free, zero-cost to you, Sling TV will let you live stream the National Championship thanks to its free 7-day trial. Plus, the whole week you’ll have the service free you can test it out to see if it might be a good solution for cutting cable.
If you are just about sold on Sling TV, you should check out their limited-time offer. When you subscribe for three months of Sling TV you receive a free Roku 2 player! With the Roku 2, you can watch Sling TV directly on your TV – meaning you can enjoy the college football national championship live stream from your couch!
Try a free 7-day trial of Sling TV today. Sign up soon and you can catch the college football national championship live stream for free!
Watch College Football Online
Although the current season is over, you can get prepared for next season by checking out our college football streaming guide.