Villanova University basketball program is one of the ‘Philadelphia Big 5’ and very well known nationally due to their long-running membership in the Big East Conference. During the 1980’s and 1990’s the Big East was arguably the best conference in college basketball. The superlatives that Big East teams would earn on the court include 7 NCAA Championships and eighteen Final Four appearances.
Villanova would win their championship in 1985 as they beat Georgetown in an upset of historic proportions. Georgetown was a dominating defensive team holding opponents to less than 40% shooting. The Hoyas were a 10-point favorite at Nevada sports books but fell to the Wildcats in a shocking result. In the win, Villanova would shoot a remarkable 78.6%–an all time record that might live forever.
STREAMING VILLANOVA BASKETBALL GAMES:
During the Big East ‘glory years,’ conference matchups would rank among the ‘marquee matchups’ of the week. The conference isn’t what it once was and their TV coverage reflects this decline. The Big East has a deal with Fox Sports 1 to air their games.
Fox Sports 1 has decent reach for cable and satellite subscribers but nothing like ESPN’s. The network is also ‘behind the curve’ in their digital platform having only recently launched a streaming service for subscribers with limited programming. It’s not easy to find Villanova live game streams even if you are a cable/satellite subscriber–unless you know our four foolproof methods:
4 FOOLPROOF METHODS TO ONLINE STREAMING REVEALED:
1. SEE IF YOU HAVE CABLE/SATELLITE STREAMING ACCESS:
Fox Sports 1 might not have the most robust live streaming platform but in many cases you can get access to ‘TV Anywhere’ type services provided by your cable or satellite company. The major providers already offer this service and more are coming on board all the time. This is often the easiest method to access live Villanova hoops feeds.
2. LOOK FOR A FOX SPORTS 1 24/7 FEED STREAM:
The ‘best case scenario’ in many instances is locating a 24/7 online network feed stream of Fox Sports 1. If you’re able to locate a reliable stream, you’ll be set for the entire Villanova basketball season. It’s difficult to find streams for some networks. That’s not the case for Fox Sports 1–our site review specialist was able to find one on Google in under 30 seconds. It’s never a bad idea to secure a backup stream just in case your primary stream is down.
3. LOCATE A LIVE STREAM FOR INDIVIDUAL GAMES:
If you can’t locate a Fox 1 24/7 feed, you can almost certainly track down a ‘Nova hoops live stream on a game by game basis. You can find a live stream online for any game in every major sport in the world. Due to the worldwide popularity of basketball it’s especially easy to find college hoops game streams. All you have to do is visit one of the many live sports streaming directory sites, find the link and watch the game. Our favorite sites are ADTHE, VIPBOX and MYP2P.EU. These sites change domains a lot, so it’s a good idea to check Google for the latest info.
4. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ARCHIVED GAME ACTION ONLINE:
Twenty years ago if we made the suggestion that watching Villanova hoops on ‘tape delay’ was an option we would get laughed out of the room. That’s no longer the case–‘time shifting’ TV programs is commonplace with TiVo, DVR, Video On Demand, and countless online options. Depending on your circumstances ‘almost live’ may be good enough. For example, a Villanova hoops fan in Tokyo might not be able to watch a game live since a 7:30 Eastern start time in the US is 9:30 AM Japan Standard Time. You’ll find plenty of archived games in every sport available online, most available within hours of completion. YouTube, DailyMotion, and Google is where you need to go for ‘almost live’ Wildcats basketball action.