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Kentucky Blue-White Scrimmage Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

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Kentucky senior forward Derek Willis (Getty)

One week after holding “Big Blue Madness,” the Kentucky Wildcats are back on the Rupp Arena court Friday night. The play should be a bit more serious this time around however, with the Blue-White Scrimmage generally being a more competitive event. The Blue-White Scrimmage is scheduled to begin Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, with it being televised by the SEC Network.

Kentucky once again has a roster that, while young, is loaded with talent. Wednesday morning the Southeastern Conference released its preseason poll and all-conference teams, with John Calipari’s Wildcats being picked to win the title. Four Wildcats received individual honors as well, with guard De’Aaron Fox and forward Bam Adebayo being first team All-SEC selections and guards Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk landing on the second team.

With the nation’s top incoming freshman class and returnees such as Briscoe and forward Derek Willis, Kentucky is one of the early favorites to reach the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona.

Looking for a live stream of the scrimmage? There are a handful of options available, including a free trial from Sling TV.

Here’s a roundup of the options:


If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In

On the Web:

If you’re in the United States and don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. To access SEC Network, you’ll need to sign up for one of Sling’s two basic packages, then select the “sports extra” add-on, which includes the SEC Network. The basic packages cost $20 or $25 apiece per month, depending on which you select, and the sports extra add-on costs an additional $5 per month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the game for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling and access the SEC Network, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select one or both of Sling’s basic packages. The Orange package, which includes ESPN and ESPN2, costs $20 per month. The Blue package, which includes Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, NFL Network and NBC Sports Network, costs $25 per month. Or you can select both packages for $40 per month. You can’t select the sports extra add-on without selecting one or both of the basic packages. Click the blue icon that says “watch now 7 days free” to sign up and launch your free trial.

3. During the signup process, you’ll be given an option to select add-on packages. Each package comes with an additional monthly fee, but each is included in the free trial. When you’re selecting add-ons, select the “sports extra” add-on, which includes SEC Network and ESPNU, among other channels.

4. Download the Sling desktop app, and navigate over to SEC Network to watch the game.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch the game on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

To access SEC Network, you’ll need to sign up for one of Sling’s two basic packages, then select the “sports extra” add-on, which includes the SEC Network. The basic packages cost $20 or $25 apiece per month, depending on which you select, and the sports extra add-on costs an additional $5 per month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the game for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling and access the SEC Network, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select one or both of Sling’s basic packages. The Orange package, which includes ESPN and ESPN2, costs $20 per month. The Blue package, which includes Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, NFL Network and NBC Sports Network, costs $25 per month. Or you can select both packages for $40 per month. You can’t select the sports extra add-on without selecting one or both of the basic packages. Click the blue icon that says “watch now 7 days free” to sign up and launch your free trial.

3. During the signup process, you’ll be given an option to select add-on packages. Each package comes with an additional monthly fee, but each is included in the free trial. When you’re selecting add-ons, select the “sports extra” add-on, which includes SEC Network and ESPNU, among other channels.

4. Download the Sling app on your mobile device or access the app on your connected TV. Then navigate over to SEC Network to watch the game.


If You Have a Cable or Satellite Log-in That Includes SEC Network

On the Web:

If you have the log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes SEC Network, you can watch the game for free at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream.

With an App:

If you you have log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes SEC Network, you can watch the game for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the ESPN app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to SEC Network to watch the stream.

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