Wichita State is one of the more recent entries into college basketball’s elite teams. That hasn’t stopped them from making a big impact in a short amount of time. Wichita State–known at various points as ‘Fairmount College’ and the ‘University of Wichita‘ has been playing basketball since 1908. They had a fair amount of success in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s making the NCAA Tournament field on five occasions. The Shockers hoop program didn’t do much until 2007, hiring former Winthrop University coach Greg Marshall. Since the Marshall coaching era began, Wichita State has been in the ‘Big Dance’ four times and would reach the ‘Final Four’ in 2013.
While Wichita State has a fairly small enrollment of just over 11,000 students, they’ve become a very popular team beyond the Kansas State borders. Fans all over the world want to watch live Shockers basketball action online, and we’ve got three incredibly simple ways they can do it.
THREE SIMPLE WAYS TO WATCH SHOCKERS HOOP ACTION ONLINE:
1. YOUR CABLE/SATELLITE/BROADBAND INTERNET PROVIDER: If you live outside the state of Kansas you’ll only be able to access half of the Shockers’ schedule this way. Wichita State has broadcast relationships with the ESPN family of networks and the Fox Sports Kansas regional network. ESPN has an excellent digital coverage with their ESPN3 platform and WatchESPN for mobile devices. If you’re a cable or satellite subscriber, you can watch the Shockers basketball games online through this method. In addition, the service is available to some broadband Internet providers including Verizon FIOS. The bad news–you’ll probably have to track down the regional games. You can do that by using the methods outlined below.
2. FIND A ESPN/FOX SPORTS KANSAS 24/7 NETWORK FEED: It’s not difficult to find a 24/7 network stream for a variety of premium TV channels. In some cases, you’ll just need to do a quick Google search to find one. You’ll have very little trouble finding 24/7 feeds of the ESPN networks, but the FOX Sports Kansas feed will have a higher ‘degree of difficulty’. The advantage of a 24/7 network stream is not having to track down a new stream source for every game. That’s probably a necessity for at least half the Wichita State games.
3. FIND A STREAM ON A GAME BY GAME BASIS: This is where you’ll have the most success finding every Wichita State basketball game including the ones broadcast regionally. There are live game streams available online for most major sports. Given the huge worldwide popularity of basketball it’s especially simple to locate US college hoop games. Just find the stream for the Shockers’ basketball game, click the link and enjoy.
So how do you find a specific game stream? There are a variety of live sports streaming websites online. They provide a comprehensive index of available live streams organized by sport. Some of the better streaming directory sites are ATDHE, LiveTV.SX, Firstrowsports and SportsStream.TV. It’s a good idea to start with a Google search to make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date information. Existing sites will often change their domain name, and new sites come online often. One more tip–it’s a good idea to stay away from spammy streaming site live P2P4U.