College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies. They are the United States’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations have up to three divisions. These divisions are based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes. It’s important to note that when NCAA basketball is active, there are more than 50 games each weekend. In the article, we will talk about these NCAA basketball streams.
Each organization has different conferences to divide up the teams into groups. Teams become part of these conferences depending on the location of the schools. These conferences are this way because of the regional play of the teams. They have a structural schedule for each to team to play for the upcoming year. During conference play the teams are ranked not only through the entire NCAA, but the conference as well in which they have tournament play leading into the NCAA tournament.
How to watch NCAA Basketball?
The majority of major college basketball games will air on local networks or major cable channels, some smaller conference and games will air on the college sports networks or Internet sports channels.
- Local Networks: CBS, FOX, & ABC
- Cable Sports Networks: ESPN, FS1, & NBCSN
- Regional Sports Network: Fox Sports RSN, NBC Sports RSN, NESN, MSG, & SNY
- College Sports Networks: Big 10 Network, SEC Network, etc.
- Streaming Sports Networks: ESPN3, BTN+, SEC Network+, Stadium, ESPN+, Pluto.TV, & Facebook
Here are some options for people to activate and watch these channels.
AT&T TV Now gives you access to ABC, CBS, NBC Sports, FOX, ESPN, FOX Sports, and many other channels in the US. The PLUS package includes ABC, CBS, FOX, FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, NBC Sports, TNT, TBS, and truTV. The MAX package includes all the PLUS channels, along with the ACC Network, Big Ten Network, Longhorn Network, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, and FS2.
Sling TV allows you to watch college basketball on a variety of networks, including ESPN, FOX Sports, NBC Sports, and more. It also allows you to log in to broadcasters’ websites and stream their content. Sling TV Orange has ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and TBS. With the Sports Extra package, it includes the ACC Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network, ESPNU, and ESPNEWS. Sling TV Blue has FS1, FS2, Fox, NBC Sports, TNT, TBS, and truTV. With the Sports Extra package, it includes Pac-12 the Network.
CBS All Access
We all know CBS as a US based channel that offers sporting events. However, they now have a streaming service as well. CBS All Access provides all kinds of sporting events including NCAA basketball games.