How to Watch College Football & Basketball Games Without Cable TV

There are many different options for watching NCAA games including TV antennas, live streaming services, and official team apps.

College football and basketball games are shown cable-only sports networks and on broadcast TV that you can get with a TV antenna. These nationwide sports channels are beginning to show up on streaming services - albeit at an additional cost - so there are now a few different options to live stream college sports games. Check your favorite team's page below to see your options for streaming it's games online and on your TV.

Use a TV antenna to watch the games on your TV

Local college basketball and football games are usually on broadcast TV. You can check out your local TV guide to see if one is on now. These college basketball and football games are usually on during the weekends and can be watched with a digital TV antenna. A TV antenna allows you to watch your local broadcast channels for free once you've purchased the antenna. This however requires your home to be within range of the local station that is carrying the game.

Using a streaming service to watch College Games

Most Division 1 college teams also show their games on their conference-branded sports network, which has historically been only available on cable TV subscriptions. College Sports Networks are not common on all streaming services, but when they do exist they are usually only available for an additional fee. We've put together this handy chart to show you which streaming services offer each of the most popular college sports networks.

Removing Local Blackout Restrictions with a VPN

If you want to watch your local teams online via streaming apps or streaming services such as Hulu Live, Youtube TV or AT&T Now, you may need the help of a VPN service to "mask" your location so that you don't get blacked out. VPNs are safe to use and our favorite service is NordVPN.

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