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Almost everyone would recollect the heart-felt dismay caused by the cancellation of the faceoff between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson in 2020. MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) are not the only sports events to put up with this. The novel Corona Virus outbreak put a curb on most spectator sports in America. From baseball to football and basketball, season schedules were in a state of disarray. In most cases, sports fanatics had to cope with re-watching major sporting events from the past. However, with the situation starting to get better, sports events may be making a return. Multiple leagues like the MLB and NFL are already working on strategies to go ahead with the season despite the ongoing uncertain circumstance caused by the virus.  

Sports is probably the most popular entertainment genre all around the world, and for all the right reasons. Who does not like to watch thrilling, action-packed, sports sessions that generate the most tingling of adrenaline rushes? The extent of interest can surely differ depending on every person’s taste and preferences. Some of you maybe die-hard sports fans, not willing to miss even a single moment of your favorite team live in action. While others maybe of the view that recorded game highlights and supporting shows which get you all the insights, behind the scene info, and more, are perfect for keeping up with things, not to forget good fun. Whatever the intensity of your love for sports. And, whichever way you are inclined to get your dose of entertainment from sports. If you are a fan of college sports, you are likely to be an ESPNU admirer.

Talking about ESPNU…

ESPNU comes under the larger ESPN Inc. umbrella—a joint venture between two big stakeholders, Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company. Apart from niche college sports coverage, ESPNU also features additional ESPN programming like Summer of Next and Formula One.

At the time of launch in March 2005, the channel was meant to act as a competitor to CBS Sports—then College Sports Television. ESPNU has since confined itself to airing conference games and collegiate sports. The ESPNU website has won the hearts of millions of sports fans by including live streaming of college sports events, and a multimedia player that is dedicated to college sports. The website also showcases motion clips from studio-based programs and podcasts. Given the fandom, and the hype generated by college sports in the US, ESPNU maintains its position as a popular choice when it comes to balancing out Court TV entertainment.

Which Sports Does ESPNU Broadcast?

Not many networks share the popularity level enjoyed by ESPNU on DIRECTV. One reason is sports aficionados take the brand name ESPN as a synonym for sports entertainment. And, do not want to imagine a game night without ESPN—or one of the network’s numerous sister channels—depending on their interest in sports. There is no question that for America sports entertainment is a big part of the daily TV regime. It is this level of involved viewership that makes players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

ESPNU however, takes a different approach by shifting focus from professional sports like NBA or MLB to conferences and college sports—because college sports is not just good fun, it strikes many unique cords for millions—loyalties, rivalries, traditions—all that contributes to the passionate involvement of Americans in college sports.

While the network airs studio programming, most people watch ESPNU on DIRECTV for live college sports. ESPNU holds rights to the coverage of a number of major sports events from about 15 collegiate athletic conferences—including the Big 12, Big Ten, Ivy League, Pac-12, and the American Athletic Conference. So, what the viewer’s get is a diverse array of sports.  

  • College Lacrosse
  • College Football
  • College Basketball
  • College Baseball
  • College Hockey
  • College Softball
  • College Soccer
  • College Volleyball
  • Formula One

DIRECTV—The Undisputed Leader in Sports!

DIRECTV is a perfect option for all sports buffs—with all the top sports networks, from national to regional and local on its lineup, and thousands of sporting events showcased, be it NFL, NHL, MLB or NCAA. Plus, with DIRECTV you catch every NFL game, every Sunday with the NFL Sunday Ticket.

DIRECTV  makes sure all sports enthusiasts are well taken care of with:

  • Access to more than 40 specialty and regional sports networks.
  • DIRECTV Sports Pack which provides over 35 regional and premium sports networks.
  • Around the clock sports action with interesting and insightful analyses.
  • Genie HD DVR that can simultaneously record multiple shows, and brings you all game listings in one place.

DIRECTV from AT&T offers a beefy sports channel lineup with higher-tier plans i.e. CHOICE™ and above. DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT is more like an expanded basic, and brings you a great mix of popular TV essentials. Whereas CHOICE™, ULTIMATE and PREMIER™ get you many more channels, and other perks—such as the FREE NFL Sunday Ticket. Which is your gateway to relish every expensive NFL game—a sports lover’s dream. Plus, you can access up to 40 live out-of-market games a week with the NBA League Pass, up to 90 out-of-market games a week and MLB TV live streaming with MLB EXTRA INNINGS, and much more.

So, if you subscribe to DIRECTV packages with the intent to transform your sports experience, you receive fulfilling bonuses. And ESPNU is the one such bonus offered by your primary DIRECTV channel lineup.

What Channel Number is ESPNU on DIRECTV?

When you become a new DIRECTV subscriber, it is understandable you would want to tune into your TV favorites—and organize them all as best as the DIRECTV on screen guide helps you do. But, with everything new, it takes time to learn the ropes. And so, for your convenience here is the number you need to tune into in order to watch ESPNU on DIRECTV.








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For other sports networks, you can look into our DIRECTV channel lineup complete with channel numbers. Regional and local networks do not carry the same channel number across the U.S., rather these are ZIP specific. Click here to find numbers for these networks in your area.

Bottom Line

Signing up for an AT&T DIRECTV subscription for your home is like getting an all-rounder for all your entertainment requirements. So for an extraordinary televisual experience that allows the ease and flexibility of streaming video content, we would recommend you to come into the DIRECTV alliance with over 13 million satisfied subscribers.

You can choose a standalone TV plan that gives you access to your desired variety of TV channels. And, if you would rather opt for the convenience of subscribing to both TV and high-speed internet from the same provider i.e. AT&T, DIRECTV bundles can make your life a lot simpler and easier. Plus, this way you get to save $10 per month on your DIRECTV subscription, and enjoy unlimited data with your AT&T internet!

For more information regarding availability, plans and pricing of DIRECTV packages, get in touch with a DIRECTV Customer Service representative at 1-855-925-2541.



What channel number is ESPNU on DIRECTV?

You can tune in to channel number 208 to watch ESPNU on DIRECTV.

How to subscribe to ESPNU on DIRECTV?

If you haven’t already subscribed to DIRECTV plans, we would recommend you think about getting the DIRECTV CHOICE™ or a higher-tier package. CHOICE™, ULTIMATE AND PREMIER™, all include ESPNU in the primary channel lineup. If you are subscribed to DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT and would like to upgrade, call 1-855-925-2541

How to watch ESPNU on my computer via DIRECTV?

To watch ESPNU on your computer, you can visit – a great platform that provides you 24/7 live programming from the most demanded ESPN networks on your computer. Once there, select DIRECTV as your TV provider and sign in using your DIRECTV credentials to start watching ESPNU.


Yes, DIRECTV ULTIMATE package includes ESPNU in its channel line up to keep you updated with live college sports.