Watch the 2017-18 NCAA college football games with a VPN

Published: Aug 17, 2016

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017 @ 9:04 am

Pageantry. Tradition. Rivalries. College football is back, and from August to January, 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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How a VPN lets you stream NCAA football

A VPN is your MVP for watching live football games.

Worried about missing a touchdown? A VPN helps you get into the end zone by routing your connection and traffic through a private server, free from throttling or bandwidth limits.

With ExpressVPN, you get easy-to-use apps for all your devices, letting you tune into your favorite football games anywhere, anytime.

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ExpressVPN’s comprehensive guide to streaming the 2017-18 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 2017-18 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 watch 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!

Key college football matchups for the 2017-18 season

Every college football season delivers contests between powerhouse programs, but 2017-18 may deliver the tastiest matchups yet. Here are the 10 most important games of the college football season:

Sep 2nd: Florida State Seminoles vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Sep 9th: Georgia Bulldogs at Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Sep 9th: Oklahoma Sooners at Ohio State Buckeyes

Sep 16th: Texas Longhorns at USC Trojans

Oct 7th: LSU Tigers at Florida Gators

Oct 28th: Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio State Buckeyes

Nov 4th: Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys

Nov 10th: Washington Huskies at Stanford Cardinal

Nov 11th: Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Tigers

Nov 25th: Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines

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 in the 2016 title game, the Clemson Tigers dethroned the Crimson Tide 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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10 thoughts on “NCAA College Football

  1. Hi there,
    My husband is a HUGE NCAA college football fan, as he went to high school in the states. For 5 years we have tried countless ways to try and stream Oregon Ducks games live, with no success, and unfortunately a few computer viruses that resulted from sketchy sites. We live in Edmonton, Alberta – Canada. I have researched and found that Sling TV offers the Pac-12 Network with their package, and you don not require to have a cable subscription to their provider which is Dish – but it’s only available to US residents. My question: If we get the VPN service, will this allow us to subscribe to Sling TV and finally get to watch the games?!

  2. 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!

  3. 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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