ESPN3 Information for Mississippi State’s Saturday Game at Troy

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI/MSU Athletics) — Mississippi State’s road game this Saturday at Troy will be available live on, giving Bulldog fans a chance to watch the game on their computer, smartphones or tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. The game will not be available whatsoever on television or HailStateTV, including pay-per-view and ESPN GamePlan.

Click HERE for a list of ESPN3 Participating Providers

Click HERE for ESPN3 Frequently Asked Questions

Mississippi residents with Metrocast, Comcast, DirectTV or Dish Network will NOT be able to watch the game via To request today, click on this link:

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually to 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students, including the Mississippi State campus, as well as U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

For more information on the game Saturday as well as the Bulldog football program, follow the team on Twitter at @mstatefb and like the team on Facebook at


1.  Is the game on Television?

No. The game is available online and through smartphones, tablets and Xbox LIVE only.

2. Is the game on Pay-Per-View or ESPN Gameplan?

Again, no. The game is available online and through smartphones, tablets and Xbox LIVE only.

3. Will the game be shown live on HailStateTV?

No. Only live audio will be available through HailStateTV.

4. Will Dish Network, DirectTV, Comcast or Metrocast carry the game?

No. To request today, click on this link:

5. Will the game be blacked out anywhere?

As a result of being online only, there will be NO blackouts.

6. If I can’t get ESPN3, can I just attend the game in person?

Yes! Tickets are available for $35 by calling the MSU Ticket Office at 888-Go-Dawgs.

7. How come I cannot get WatchESPN?

WatchESPN requires a video subscription from an affiliated provider. Currently WatchESPN ONLY includes Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS TV and Comcast Xfinity TV. More FAQs about the difference between WatchESPN and ESPN3 HERE.

8. How do I hook up my laptop to my HDTV?

Here’s a helpful article.

9. Will there be a replay of the game on TV?

CSS will replay the game on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m. CT

Robby Donoho

Robby Donoho

Robby comes to the south upon his graduation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He grew up playing basketball in the 'Heartland of Hoops' and dreaming of becoming a sports broadcaster. He lives out his dream today here in Mississippi at WCBI. You can follow Robby on Twitter @RobbyDonoho or contact him via e-mail at

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