College Basketball Complete TV and Online Viewing Guide

Wed Feb 21, 2018 04:37:27AM | Categories: College Basketball TV & Online
'05 national semifinal, North Carolina vs. Michigan State, Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis MOBy: Haaron755

Navigating the TV and online viewing schedule for college basketball is no easy task, turns out. One resource that makes it easy is: NCAA Basketball Schedule, TV & Live Streams. This site gives the added benefit of not giving you any spoilers before you even have a chance to stream the games.

If you're interested in a more complete rundown of channels and online streaming options, continue below.

Decided to write this entry to make it super easy to track how and where to watch all nationally/regionally televised college basketball games. Each network in this blog is capable/responsible for airing games they deem worthy to broadcast (but not all games), only the ones within the confines of specific conferences they are partnered with (they chose to air select games based on popularity of teams involved, March Madness implications, viewership draw, etc).

The full breakdown can be found below, with hyperlinks that go to their online sites to stream via a capable device or computer (just need to login with sign in info).

The TV/Cable access part tells you if you can find the channel locally, if it's part of basic cable packages, or if you need to contact your cable provider to have that station added.

Network partnerships with college basketball conferences --

ESPN TV Schedule

Conferences: ACC, American, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and the SEC

Online/Streaming: CBS All Access (available in most major markets to stream) *Live games, no on-demand though.

TV/Cable access: Local programming, accessible with regular digital tuner for free (rabbit ears).

CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
ESPN TV Schedule

Conferences: Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, Atlantic 10 Conference, American and Patriot League

Online/Streaming: CBS Sports Network Live Stream . * Live streams and some on-demand and highlight coverage.

TV/Cable Access: CBSSN is typically included in most basic cable packages.


ESPN TV Schedule

Conferences: A10, ACC, American, Big 12, Big Ten, Horizon, MAC, MEAC, MVC, Pac-12, SEC, Sun Belt, SWAC, WAC, WCC

Online/Streaming: Watch ESPN . * Live games and some on demand replays.

TV/Cable access: Included with most basic cable packages. * Check cable lineup though, especially for ESPN3/U access.

FOX/FOX Sports 1 (FS1)/FSN
ESPN TV Schedule

Conferences: Big East, Pac-12, Conference USA, ACC and SEC

Online/Streaming: Fox Sports GO . *Live games and some on demand replays. Watch FS1. On demand and highlight coverage.

TV/Cable Access: FOX is a local channel, accessible with digital tuner for free. FS1 and FSN is typcially included with most every basic cable package. But check listings and provider info to make sure.

NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
ESPN TV Schedule

Conferences: Atlantic 10 Conference, Colonial Athletic Association (including the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament), Ivy League, Mountain West Conference

Online/Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra . *Live games and full event replays in some cases.

TV/Cable Access: NBCSN is included in most basic cable packages that include NBC. Check with provider for full details.

Conference Specific Networks (all the rest)

Conferences: Big Ten Network, BYU/West Coast Conference, Pac-12 Conference, SEC Conference, Longhorn Network

Online/Streaming: BTN2GO, BYUtv, Pac-12 Live, SEC Live NOW, Longhorn Network Watch Live!

TV/Cable Access: To get any or all of these channels, you will have to specifically order them through your cable/satellite provider. Keep in mind that many of these bigger market games will already air on ESPN, CBS or FOX.

That will give you access to any and every regular season college basketball that has any chance of airing on national or regional televised airwaves. Enjoy, and hope that helps! Comment below and let me know if I missed anything, or I need to edit something I misspoke on, or that changes at some point. Enjoy the college season!

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