Fans of the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team, an intercollegiate team representing Syracuse University can enjoy watching their favorite team play in the NCAA’s Division I and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) events online, in a variety of places.
One of the biggest challenges among the fan base watching the games on TV is what channel each game will be on. This can also affect the places where you can access the Syracuse basketball live stream online. The TV structure has changed since Syracuse joined the ACC, which has created a bit of confusion. Some places to watch Syracuse basketball online for free include:
The ESPN family of channels has TV rights to broadcast all games played by ACC teams, including the Orange. These channels include ESPN, ESPN3, ESPN2, and ESPNU. The fact that these games are available on ESPN3 implies that they can be watched online, though you must be subscribed to a participating provider to have access.
Fans can watch ESPN events on their computer by going to the ESPN website, ESPN.GO.com. The site is fairly easy to navigate, and you can watch archived game replays and highlights, or go to the list of upcoming events to locate the event that you want to stream. Alternatively, you can download the WatchESPN app to access ESPN networks on your tablet, smartphone, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Xbox, or Apple TV.
Besides accessing the ACC teams events, fans can also enjoy ESPN networks programming, NBA regular season and playoffs, college basketball and football, and a variety of other sporting events at no additional cost, provided you receive ESPN as part of your TV subscription.
Besides ESPN, the ACC has a variety of regional sports channels that broadcast their games on TV across the ACC territory, including Fox Sports (Florida, Carolina, and South), NESN, and Comcast Mid-Atlantic, as well as local broadcast channels. This means that it is possible to watch Syracuse basketball online for free on sites that aggregate links from different parts of the country and globe, like Justin TV, Ustream, and Wiziwig.TV.
You can also catch NCAA events where the Orange team participates on WiziWig. Simply go to the site, select the Live Sports menu option in the top bar, and then click on the basketball category. You can narrow down your search further to find the particular NCAA event you are looking for, or simply search the Syracuse team.
CBS Sports Live
Without a cable subscription to a participating provider, you will not have access to the Syracuse basketball live stream, or any other college basketball event on ESPN. Fortunately, you watch Orangemen games on CBS Sports Live.
CBS Sports Live is a stand-alone paid subscription service that allows you to stream NCAA games, and a multitude of other college sports online, including baseball, football, basketball, and niche college sports, like lacrosse and rowing. The subscription gives you access to live events, as well as highlights and scores packages, press conferences, and coaches shows.
It is important to note that some basketball games are only available as audio feeds – with no video – because aggregates and broadcasts sports from regional networks, as well as from conference channels, including the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 10 Network, and Pac-12 Network.
Fans can also download the CBS Sports Android or iOS app for access to live video streaming of college basketball, regular season games, broadcast on the CBS Network.
NCAA March Madness
The NCAA men’s tournament is usually broadcast on CBS and several other TV networks, though only CBS tournament games are available to online viewers for free on NCAA’s March Madness Live website. To view other game streams, fans must have cable subscription authentication, which basically means that you need a username and password associated with an active subscription TV account.
Events aired on CBS play automatically when you visit the NCAA March Madness Live website during game time, even if you do not have cable. For restricted games, the NCAA gives fans a 4-hour grace period, referred to as live video pass, providing fans with four free hours of tournament action availed on cable channels besides CBS. The games are also available on the March Madness Live app for select iOS and Android devices.
There are other places where you can watch the Syracuse team play on NCAA or ACC events online for free, like Stream2Watch and FirstRowSports. The Bleacher Buddy app may come in handy to help you find what TV channel the SU game is on, so you can know when to log into your online WatchESPN account to stream the live event.