How to stream the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl online

Representing the Atlantic Coast Conference, the mercurial Florida State Seminoles (6-6) take on Pac-12 delegate Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5) in El Paso, Texas, in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

Florida State comes into the Sun Bowl in the midst of great changes and the end of a tumultuous season. The team is now 13 players short from its opening-weekend roster for various reasons. Wildly inconsistent quarterback James Blackman leads the offense with 2,095 passing yards and 16 touchdown passes. However, running back Cam Akers, the Seminoles’ leading rusher, won’t play in the bowl game and will start preparing for the NFL Draft. Khalan Laborn was slated to start but won’t suit up due to an injury. Wide receiver Tamorrion Terry leads the team with 51 catches for 1,023 passing yards.

But, of course, the big news is Mike Norvell’s hiring as head coach—although defensive coordinator Odell Haggins will coach the team for the bowl game. Norvell, who had great success as an offensive guru at Memphis, will be expected to do what Willie Taggart could not: restore Florida State’s program to its former glory.

Arizona State will also be missing its top running back in Eno Benjamin (253 carries, 1083 yards, 10 touchdowns), who has also declared for the NFL draft. All-purpose back Kyle Williams will shuttle from receiver to running back as head coach Herm Edwards sees fit. Talented quarterback Jayden Daniels leads the Sun Devil offense with 2,748 passing yards and 17 touchdown passes.

Here’s how to watch Florida State vs. Arizona State in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

HOW TO STREAM TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL
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Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

  • Location: Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
  • Date: Dec. 31, 2pm ET
  • Streaming: CBS

How to stream Florida State vs. Arizona State live: Watch the Sun Bowl

The following services offer a one-week trial.

1) Sling TV

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, NBCSN, and local channels.

Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC; see if yours has it here. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on. Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) also includes NFL RedZone.

If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month. 

Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.

How to use AirTV with Sling (for coverage on CBS)

AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels. While select NFL and college football games (on Fox, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch Fox games with AirTV.

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2) Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

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3) YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for college football: Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, FS1, FS2, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, and ESPNU are all here and offer a nearly 360 programming platter of action. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: Notes

With Cam Akers moving on to the NFL draft and Khalan Laborn unable to compete, the Seminoles will plug and play whoever’s available. Deonte Sheffield appears to have been overlooked, and Jordan Travis may receive some reps in quarterback run schemes.

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Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.