How to watch live streaming college football games online free without cable: CBS, ABC, ESPN

The Michigan Wolverines enter bowl season as the top rated team. Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Move over, NFL. College football attracts attention. While we’re Googling the words for ‘Auld Lang Syne’ or nursing a hangover from celebrating the end of 2023 too vigorously, the cup season is underway.

And there’s a lot at stake this year, with the College Football Playoff selection committee’s selection of four teams in the playoff leaving many fans unhappy, especially those at Florida State — which went undefeated this year but won’t have a shot at the national championship.

The cup season started 11 days ago and there have already been some big games, but the biggest impact is the games just before and on New Year’s Day.

If you’re ready to enjoy some college football at the end of the year, here’s a look at who will be playing in which games in 2023 and early 2024, and some options to watch them if your current TV setup proves inadequate .

What is the 2023-2024 College Bowl schedule?

Here’s who will be playing in the next games this year.

Saturday, December 30

Peach Bowl – Penn State (10) vs. Ole Miss (11), 12:00 PM ET on ESPN

Music City Bowl – Auburn vs. Maryland, 2:00 PM ET on ABC

Orange Bowl – Florida State (5) vs. Georgia (6), 4 p.m. ET on ESPN

Arizona Bowl – Wyoming vs. Toledo, 8 p.m. ET on Barstool

Monday, January 1

Reliaquest Cup – LSU vs. Wisconsin, 12:00 PM ET on ESPN2

Citrus Bowl – Iowa (17) vs. Tennessee (21), 1 p.m. ET on ABC

Fiesta Cup – Oregon (8) vs. Liberty (23), 1 p.m. ET on ESPN

Rose Bowl (college football semifinal) – Michigan (1) . Alabama (4), 5 p.m

Rose Bowl (college football semifinal) – Washington (2) vs. Texas (3), 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN

Monday, January 8

College Football Playoff National Championship – TBD vs. TBD, 7:30 PM ET on ESPN

How can I watch college games for free?

Only a select few air on ABC, so you’ll be hard pressed. To catch them, the best way to watch is with a good HD aerial. Be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations around your home to find the most reliable signal.

Can I watch college games online?

Yes, easy. If you’re not near a TV, you can sign in to or the ESPN app in many cases, but you’ll need a cable sign-in. Prefer another option? Here are a few that will work.


Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $15 a month for the three combined (or $25 a month without ads on Hulu).

Including live TV in the package raises the price to $77 per month ($90 without ads).


After up to a two-week trial, you can expect monthly fees of $73. YouTube is also now home to Sunday Ticket. Prices for this service originally ranged from $300 to $439 for the season, with current discounts. YouTube, however, recently launched a special mid-season program, dropping the price for the rest of the year to $174.

Sling TV

Dish Network’s lower-tier Sling “Orange” plan will cost you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive Blue plan increases the cost to $55 per month. The seven-day free trial is gone, but the cord-cutting service is offering 50% off the first month’s bill.

DirecTV Stream

Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this oft-renamed streaming service will cost you $75 per month and up after the free trial option.

Fubo TV

This sports-oriented cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly fees of $75 and up, depending on the channels you choose.

Can I watch college games on Amazon Prime Video?

You can not. No college games are scheduled to be streamed on Amazon this year.

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