What is the NCAA College Pass?

The NCAA College Pass gives you access to live & on-demand NCAA College Sports action, available for viewers in Europe, Middle East & Africa. With over 3000 NCAA College Sport events & shows available live and on-demand. The NCAA College Pass is the ultimate ticket for any college sports fan. You can watch fixture by fixture, or you can watch one of two ESPN TV channels, the SEC Network and ESPNU on ESPN Player.


What games are available?

The majority of NCAA fixtures broadcast in the USA on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ABC and ESPNU will be shown live and on-demand on ESPN Player. SEC+ fixtures are also available live on ESPN Player.

The SEC Network and ESPNU are also available as linear channels on ESPN Player. These channels are available as simulcast (i.e. as live) and not available on-demand. Certain fixtures (specifically from ESPNU) may be offered as a standalone fixture and could be available on-demand, please check the schedules for more information.

Certain games shown on ESPN channels may not be available due to international rights clearance, and certain sports will not be shown (see below). Please visit the ESPN Player NCAA schedules for full schedules.

The NCAA College Pass will give you access to watch:

NCAA Men’s College Football
Over 500 fixtures per season, including ESPN College GameDay and over 25 Bowl Series Games, and College Championship Playoff. Plus all content from SEC Network and ESPNU, plus live SEC+ fixtures.

NCAA Men’s College Basketball
Over 1500 fixtures per season including Media Days, College GameDay, Signing Days, Championship Week & every game from March Madness. Plus all content from SEC Network and ESPNU, plus live SEC+ fixtures.

NCAA Women’s College Basketball
Over 550 games per season including Championship Week.

NCAA Action
Over 600 fixtures & championships from the very best in NCAA sport including: Ice Hockey (including the Frozen Four), Softball & Baseball (including the NCAA World Series), Lacrosse , Wrestling (including Championship), Water Polo, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming & Diving, Soccer, Gymnastics, Bowling and Track & Field.

NCAA Shows
College GameDay, during the NCAA season, for both American Football and Basketball will also be live and on-demand on ESPN Player. Other shows such as ESPN College Football Live and ABC Saturday Afternoon Football will also be on ESPN Player. Plus all shows, documentaries and more from two linear TV channels.


What is the SEC Network and ESPNU?

On top of the 3000+ college sport fixtures available to NCAA subscribers, fans can also tune in to 24/7 ESPN linear TV channels SEC Network and ESPNU. Coverage is simulcast live from the U.S. These channels are not available on-demand.

SEC Network:
The channel, developed by ESPN and the Southeastern Conference, serves fans of one of the nation's most elite conference - the SEC. The network airs SEC content 24/7 including 45 SEC football games, 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, 50 softball games and additional events from the SEC's 21 annual sports. Programming also includes studio shows such as SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum show, and original content such as SEC Storied.

For a full schedule for SEC Network visit:

ESPNU is a 24-hour college sports network featuring exclusive programming, highlighted by approximately 300 live events (regular-season and championships). Action includes a variety of top Division I football and men's and women's basketball mixed with baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, hockey, wrestling and more. ESPNU also offers comprehensive studio programming, replays of ABC Sports, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Regional Television games, plus specials and more.

For a full schedule for ESPNU visit:


When does each match start?

Time and date information for each fixture / match-up are listed on each match item on the main scrolling timeline located at the top of ESPN Player NCAA page and also within the Full Schedule page. These are listed both in EST for all US start times , and the local time to you as defined when you set your Viewing From preference during registration.


Are full fixtures available to watch on-demand?

All content (excluding those detailed below) originally broadcast live will be available on-demand, with a turnaround time of up to four hours after each match has finished before they are uploaded to the on-demand section of the site. On-demand fixtures will be available for a maximum of three months.

The simulcast coverage of SEC Network and ESPNU is only available as live content only. SEC+ fixtures are also not available on-demand.


What subscription packages are available to watch NCAA College sport?

There are three different pass types available to watch NCAA college sport on ESPN Player.

NCAA College Day Pass
The NCAA College Day Pass gives you 24 hour access to the NCAA College Pass channel from the time of purchase.  Watch all live games that take place within the 24 hour period including full access to all on-demand games available.  This pass will expire 24 hours after initial purchase and does not auto renew.

NCAA College Monthly Pass
The NCAA College Monthly Pass is your easiest way to enjoy NCAA action during those key times of the season.
The NCAA College Monthly pass is an automatic recurring monthly pass, and you will be charged the monthly fee every month until you decide to cancel.  To cancel, and avoid the following month’s charge, you must contact at least three working days before the next payment is due.  There is no commitment, and no minimum term before you can cancel.

NCAA College Annual Pass
The NCAA College Annual pass is the ultimate college sports ticket and our best value pass.  It gives you 12-months of access to all of the NCAA content available on ESPN Player live and on-demand all year long – that’s over 3000 NCAA events including ESPN’s two college sports focussed channels including the SEC Network and ESPNU.
Your 12-month subscription begins from the time you purchase it.  At the end of 12 months, your NCAA College Annual Pass will automatically renew for a further 12-months, unless you wish to cancel it, which you can do by contacting us.  Email us at or start a Live Chat online (our advisors are available 14 hours per day between the hours of Midday – 2am (EST)) Please contact us at least three working days before your renewal date to ensure you are not charged for a subsequent year.


I am a big College Football fan, but not so keen on the other NCAA sports. Which package is best for me?

The NCAA College monthly recurring college pass offers you monthly access to all college games on the service and is ideally suited to the college football fan giving you flexibility to subscribe for as long as you wish.


How does the monthly recurring pass work?

Once purchased, customers will be able to gain access to the relevant service for a calendar month. Upon the end of the month, the pass will automatically renew. For example, if a customer subscribes on the 15th February, the pass will run until 14th March and will be automatically billed on 15th March.

The minimum term is one month. There is no maximum term so the monthly pass gives you the flexibility to subscribe for as long as you wish. To cancel a monthly recurring pass, please contact a support agent here: or view the ESPN Player FAQ section for more information about cancellation.


Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds for ESPN Player subscriptions. As per the terms of use of the ESPN Player service, payments are non-refundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. Following any cancellation, however, you will continue to have access to the service through to the end of your current billing period.


In what countries is the NCAA College Pass available?

The NCAA College Pass is available in Europe (excluding Italy), the Middle East and Africa (excluding South Africa).
If you reside outside of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa ) please visit for more information on how to access College Sports content in your country).


What do I do if I have paid for a subscription and cannot watch the games?

Try clearing the cache (or 'Temporary Internet Files') on your browser and restarting your machine.
This may also be related to a web browser media player plugin issue, follow these steps to resolve:
First step, uninstall Adobe Flash Plugin.
On a PC, do this through your CONTROL PANEL > ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS.
On a Mac, drag Adobe Flash Player from applications to your Trash; or use Finder to locate Adobe Flash Player install manager, and uninstall
Once you have removed Adobe Flash, ***restart your computer***
Finally, download/install Flash directly from Adobe's website
If problems still persist, you can contact support via the support link:
There you can talk to a member of start in a live chat environment, or send an email. Please see specific hours of operation in our Contact Us section.


System/Technical Requirements

Before purchasing a pass on ESPN Player please take a moment to review our system requirements.

Minimum Windows Requirements

  • Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHZ or equivalent processor with a minimum of 512MB of memory.
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or Microsoft Windows Vista.
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 2 or above, or Firefox 2.5 or above.
  • Adobe Flash Player or above.
  • Sufficient Internet connection bandwidth, 800kbps or higher for smooth playback experience.
  • Free hard disk space: 300 MB.
  • Video adapter and monitor: Super VGA (1024x768) or higher.

Minimum Mac Requirements

  • PowerPC G3 600 MHz
  • Pentium III 1GHz
  • Mac OS X 10.4+
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9
  • Firefox v1.5+
  • Flip4Mac v2.0+
  • Internet connection bandwidth: 800 kbps (DSL/Cable or higher) minimum, or higher recommended.
  • Free hard disk space: 300 MB.
  • Video adapter and monitor: Super VGA (1024x768) or higher.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact a member of our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help using one of the following services:

Online Live Chat – Please click here to talk live to a member of our customer service team.

Offline Email – Please email us at or click here to email a member of our Customer Service Team. You should receive a response within 12 business hours.


  • Online live chat: 14 hours per day between the hours of Midday – 2am (EST) / 5pm – 7am (GMT)
  • Offline Email: 10 hours per day between the hours of 2am – Midday (EST) / 7am – 5pm (GMT)