The No.8-seeded Utah Utes take on the No.11-seeded Penn State Nittany Lions in the 109th edition of the Rose Bowl. Today's Penn State vs Utah game is, in some corners, being solemnly declared the Rose Bowl's own funeral procession. However you feel about the changes to the college football playoff system and the Rose Bowl's place in it, there's no question that this is the end of a long and storied era. It's a cool evening in Pasadena, and you can read on as we explain how to get a Penn State vs Utah live stream so you can watch Rose Bowl 2023 online from anywhere.
Date: Monday, January 2
Time: 5pm ET / 2pm PT / 10pm GMT / 9am AEDT
Teams: Utah Utes vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
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For as long as it's existed, the Rose Bowl has always been the most prestigious event in college football. However, after Penn State vs Utah it will become a college playoff game like any other. The East vs West days are almost over, but Kyle Whittingham and James Franklin can give the fixture the sendoff it deserves.
The Utes' first ever Rose Bowl appearance 12 months ago was one for the ages, a game that inexplicably flipped on its head in the final quarter, set new records, and ultimately ended in heartbreak for Whittingham's men. Quarterback Cam Rising has far more experience to draw upon this time, but even more crucially, there's no defensive injury crisis to deal with.
Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the Nittany Lions. Top receiver Parker Washington picked up a season-ending injury in November and has since declared for the NFL Draft, as has star cornerback Joey Porter Jr. However, with the two-headed monster of Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen tearing up the field, they've got a puncher's chance, and veteran quarterback Sean Clifford lifting the Leishman Trophy after six years at Penn State would be quite some story.
Penn State vs Utah live stream with Sling
Sling TV is handy way of watching football without cable, as well as a host of other cable TV sports and entertainment. The Orange pack includes the ESPN channels that you'll need to watch Penn State vs Utah in the 2023 Rose Bowl. An extra $15 a month adds NFL Network and local Fox and NBC channels in most markets to the mix.
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How to watch Penn State vs Utah live stream: watch the Rose Bowl without cable
Penn State vs Utah is being shown on ESPN and ESPN 3 (skycast) in the US. If you have access to either of those channels through your cable package, then you're good to go.
Kick-off is set for 5pm ET / 2pm PT on Monday, January 2, though you can also tune into the Rose Parade from 11am ET / 8am PT on ESPN 3.
Watch Penn State vs Utah without cable
If you haven't got ESPN, you'll need an over-the-top streaming service that includes it, and great-value Sling TV is the obvious starting point for football fans.
Its Orange package offers ESPN 1, 2 and 3, plus plenty more top premium channels. The usual cost is $40 a month.
An extra $15 a month for the combined Sling Blue + Orange bundle will get you NFL Network and local NBC and Fox channels in most major markets, thereby covering off a large number of college football and NFL games including both primetime and local broadcasts.
The costlier but even more thorough alternative is fuboTV, which includes ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC, NFL Network, Fox, CBS and NBC - all the TV channels you need to tune into the NFL this season, plus loads of college football.
Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.
How to watch a Penn State vs Utah live stream from outside your country
If you're abroad on holiday or for business and want to watch your country's Rose Bowl coverage from abroad, then you'll need to use a VPN. This will help you avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.
A VPN will help you avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home by changing your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location .
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How to watch Penn State vs Utah: live stream the Rose Bowl in Canada
In Canada, you can watch the Rose Bowl on TSN, with kick-off set for 5pm ET / 2pm PT.
If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, you'll just be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a Utah vs Penn State live stream.
If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from $19.99 a month or $199.90 per year - and don't forget the network shows loads of NFL action too.
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Utah vs Penn State live stream: how to watch Rose Bowl online in the UK
College football fans can watch the 2023 Rose Bowl on BT Sport in the UK, but you may want to prepare for a late night, as kick-off is set for 10pm GMT on Monday night.
If you don't have BT Sport as part of a cable package, you can live stream Utah vs Penn State using BT Sport's £25 Monthly Pass, which gets you everything BT Sport has to offer, including Champions League football and UFC, without a long-term commitment.
The BT Sport app will let subscribers watch the cricket on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.
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How to watch 2023 Rose Bowl for FREE in Australia
For college football fans in Australia, the Rose Bowl kicks off at 9am AEDT on Tuesday.
ESPN, available through Foxtel, is showing the game, and you can also stream it on your laptop or mobile using the Foxtel Go app.
The game will also be shown on the terrific sports streaming service Kayo Sports, which is the ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.
Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 7-day trial.
Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.