The last couple of seasons, being a Butler hoops fan is akin to a roller coaster ride. First, Brad Stevens left for the Boston Celtics after engineering some of the most successful runs in Butler basketball history, effectively putting the program in the national map. Then came the move to the Big East and the disastrous debut in the new conference, which left casual hoops fans to write off the Stevens-less Butler Bulldogs. Poised for a bounce back, the program took another blow when head coach Brandon Miller took a medical leave of absence early October before this season started.
His replacement, coach Chris Holtmann stepped in and now the squad is sitting squarely in the top 25, a contender in the Big East and poised for a return to the NCAA tournament. True bulldog fans who understands the Butler Way, far or near, would not want to miss this journey. These are some rock solid ways to keep up with the bulldogs for those even without TV access – all you need is a reliable internet connection.
1. Fox Sports Go App
One of the biggest benefits of Butler’s move to the Big East is television and media exposure. The Big East has a lucrative contract with Fox Sports, which means that almost all of Butler’s games will be broadcasted by the network. You can download the Fox Sports Go app on your mobile devices and log in using your cable provider user information to view live events. This is a must get app if you are a Butler hoops fan.
2. College Sports Live
College Sports Live is a venture of the CBS Sports network which provides users access to live and on demand sports events that the network broadcast for a subscription fee of $9.95 per month or an annual fee of $99.95. College Sports Live replaces the former All-Access and ULive. The programming includes men and women’s sports which occasionally are available for free. There is no contract or commitment and you can cancel your subscription anytime.
This is a website that provides various links to stream live sports events. Just like firstrowsports, they offer multiple links for each event with varying quality, including to links to official live TV streaming. This is definitely a great place to start if you are stuck without TV or cable subscription and need your fix of Butler hoops.
VIPBOX is probably one of the biggest and most reliable websites for sports streaming. Similar to websites like P2P4U and First Row Sports, VIPBOX offers a huge selection of links, guaranteeing that you can almost always find one that would work, anywhere in the world.
Some of Butler’s non-conference games are broadcasted by ESPN. WatchESPN provides streaming of live and replay of all events broadcasted by the ESPN family of channels. Local blackout may apply to some events, although replays are available after the event is over. You will need to login using your US-based cable provider user information. If you don’t have a cable subscription, you may need to find a friend or fellow fan who is kind enough to share their user information with you.