How to keep up with your team while on study abroad

So you made the mistake of choosing fall semester to take your study abroad trip over to Europe. You’ve already found European girls are nothing like in Euro Trip and gave up trying to like soccer.

Don’t blame yourself, Europe has been that way for centuries and always will be.

The bigger question is: how the hell can I catch the games on Saturday?!?!

Pony up and get ESPN College Pass

ESPN has a pretty sweet package that lets you stream any game on the ESPN network. That’s ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNU, ESPN News, SEC+ and ABC. Basically every channel except ESPN 8 the Ocho.

If you’re from a Power 5 school, you should be able to at least get a few of your team’s games before you head back in time for bowl season.

Many conferences with their own networks have streaming options as well, such as the Pac 12 Network. If you’re looking for just your school, it might be better to check if you conference or school’s network offer streaming options.

Dude I’m a broke college kid, most of my budget goes to weekend trips galavanting around Europe

As it should, and luckily you don’t have to skip out seeing the Eiffel Tower or Amsterdam coffee shops. A quick Google search will give you a number of sites where you can stream any sporting event imaginable for free. Firstrow and Wiziwig are great sites to find practically any game broadcast anywhere.

You can even watch Russian league basketball if you wanted to.

Unfortunately the legality of doing that is questionable at best, and opens you up to viruses. Another option would be to get a hold of an IP router like Hola! and your billing info for your cable/satellite service.

Networks like ESPN allow you to stream for free if you are a cable/satellite subscriber, however a lot of times you need an American IP address.

Enjoy your study abroad, connect with the culture you’re visiting, and don’t miss out on what makes America great, a constant bombardment of sports and their over analysis.

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