Watch the 2016-17 NCAA college football games with a VPN

Published: Aug 17, 2016

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

Pageantry. Tradition. Rivalries. College football is back, and from August 26th to January 9th, every team in the nation will be competing for the 2016-17 NCAA college football national championship.

Roll Tide? Go Blue? No matter which team you support, this will be one heck of a season. So turn on your VPN and tune in!

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A VPN lets you stream NCAA football 

When you use a VPN, you’re able to get around censors online.

Best of all, when you use ExpressVPN, your connection is private and secure. This lets you stream your favorite games and remain anonymous online.

And with more than 136 server locations in 87 countries, you can even go beyond football and access any content, anywhere!

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ExpressVPN’s comprehensive guide to streaming the 2016-17 NCAA college football season

It’s college football season! The best Saturdays of the year are back, so make sure you catch every breathtaking play and every tantalizing matchup by using a VPN!

From early non-conference clashes to the postseason bowl games and playoffs, the 2016-17 NCAA college football games will be available via the ESPN networks and other conference-specific networks. Are you ready to tune in and cheer your team to championship glory?

How to stream NCAA college football games online

There are two ways to tune into the games online:

  1. Use WatchESPN (which includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, the SEC Network, and more). WatchESPN is free to download but requires a valid U.S. cable subscription in order to stream live programs.
  2. Use Sling. Sling is an affordable, no-strings streaming package that includes ESPN. To subscribe to Sling, you will need to access the service from a U.S. IP address.

ExpressVPN is your season pass to every game online. Here’s how to get set up:

  1. If you don’t already have an ExpressVPN account, you can sign up here.
  2. Download the ExpressVPN app and connect to any VPN server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to, enter your cable provider’s details and find the stream for your game. Alternatively, tune in via Sling.
  4. Kick back and enjoy!

The NCAA college football playoff and major bowls schedule

(*All times in Eastern Time)

Saturday, December 31 – 3 PM

Peach Bowl – #1 Alabama vs.  #4 Washington

Saturday, December 31 – 7 PM

Fiesta Bowl – #2 Clemson vs. #3 Ohio State

Friday, December 30 – 8 PM

Orange Bowl – #6 Michigan vs. #11 Florida State

Monday, January 2 – 1PM

Cotton Bowl – #15 Western Michigan vs. #8 Wisconsin

Monday, January 2 – 5pm

Rose Bowl – #5 Penn State vs. #9 USC

Monday, January 2 – 8:30 PM

Sugar Bowl – #7 Oklahoma vs. #14 Auburn

Monday, January 9 – 8:30 PM

College Football Playoff National Championship – #1 Alabama vs. #2 Clemson

Tigers at the top

There’s nothing quite like taking sweet revenge on the biggest of stages.

Recovering from a heart-breaking loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in last year’s title game, the Clemson Tigers dethroned the defending champions in an instant classic to become the new kings of college football.

Can the Tigers make a back-to-back championship run? Will Alabama reclaim the throne? Or will a new team win the 2017-2018 NCAA college football national championship?

Leave your predictions in the comments below, and be sure to contact ExpressVPN’s Live Chat support if you have any questions!

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8 thoughts on “NCAA College Football

  1. I am traveling in France and want to watch the OU/OSU game tomorrow (11:30 CST) that is being aired on FOX. Can i do this on your system? If I use your product, can I buy it for just the game I want or do I need to buy and month and then just cancel after I use the service?

    1. Hi Darrell,

      You can try ExpressVPN for 30 days free. So do give the app a try, bowl season is coming and there’s going to be a ton of football to watch!

    1. Hi Mike,

      Yep! No matter where you are, simply connect to one of ExpressVPN’s U.S. server locations and you’re set to enjoy college football games on your streaming subscription!

    1. Hi Sandy,

      A VPN is needed because Sling subscriptions only work for U.S. IP addresses. By using a VPN, you’ll be able to stream on Sling and access any other online media site you want!

  2. Can I watch Clemson University football games on ESPN via your service. I have Time Warner internet, but no cable service.
    Also, can I download torrents and seed torrents?

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