Most sports fans around the world associate the University of West Virginia with college football. That’s understandable–the Mountaineers have been competing in gridiron action since the early 1890s and have been a strong team for much of their history. While WVU will always be first and foremost a ‘football school’ the Mountaineers’ basketball team is establishing a foothold among students and fans.
West Virginia basketball dates back to the mid-1950’s but while the program lacks longevity it has been the source of plenty of excitement. WVU hasn’t sent many players to the NBA, but the ones that have made the jump are very high profile. The three most notable WVU alumni to play in the NBA–longtime Utah Jazz announcer ‘Hot Rod’ Hundley, current Philadelphia 76ers VP Rod Thorn and Jerry West, considered one of the game’s all-time greats.
WVU sports fans are famously rowdy and vocal in their support for the Mountaineers’ teams. When they can’t make it to the WVU Arena for a game, they’ve got some great options for streaming the Mountaineers’ basketball action live online. Here are five sure-fire websites for West Virginia basketball streaming:
FIVE SURE-FIRE WEBSITES FOR WVU BASKETBALL LIVE STREAMING:
1. ESPN: At least 20 West Virginia basketball games per year air on one of the ESPN family networks. In addition, the Big 12 Tournament is also on the ‘Worldwide Leader’s stations. ESPN has an excellent digital presence–the ESPN3 web-based streaming platform and the WatchESPN mobile app. There are also sources for 24/7 network feed streaming online–hit up Google to track these down.
2. STREAM2WATCH.ME: The majority of WVU basketball games not broadcast on ESPN air on regional sports network ROOT. The bad news–ROOT has no live streaming. STREAM2WATCH.ME is an effective way to deal with that. They’ve got a wide selection of live 24/7 feeds of US premium networks including all of the ESPN stations. They’ve also got a comprehensive selection of individual game streams with multiple stream links and decent video quality. If a West Virginia game isn’t on ESPN, you’ve got an excellent shot at finding it here.
3. ATDHE.FM: One of the ugliest websites you’ve seen since the mid-1990s but an excellent source of live game streaming from all major North American and European sports. The site may lack in the design department, but they have multiple links to quality streams with a minimum of ads. Along with firstrowsports, ATDHE are the two live sports streaming sites you should bookmark immediately. They cover plenty of college basketball, and you’ll have no trouble finding links to West Virginia games.
4. VIPBOX.EU: Yet another excellent live sports streaming website. VIPBOX.EU has a wider selection of sports–mostly European favorites like rugby–but there’s plenty of college basketball. VIPBOX.EU is easy to navigate thanks to a clean, utilitarian design and a minimum of intrusive ads. Excellent video quality and multiple links. Another solid source for WVU hoop live streams.
5. BIG 12 DIGITAL NETWORK: Word is that the Big 12 Network is planning to upgrade their digital streaming platform. For now, they broadcast just a few non-conference basketball games per year. They do have one excellent feature–complete archives of Big 12 basketball games for the entire season including every West Virginia game.
Let’s face it–sometimes ‘almost live’ is good enough. If you’ve missed a game or the live coverage is inconvenient, you can watch all the action here on a crystal clear and dependable video stream. One site however, we’d like WVU fans to avoid is P2P4U. This website will flood your computer with malware the minute you land on the home page, so stay clear of P2P4U.