There's a good argument to be made that October is the best month in sports. (Sorry, March Madness, but we're going there.) The World Series has begun. College football and the NFL are in full swing. The NHL is underway. And the NBA has finally tipped off its new season.
So, yeah. We defy you to find a better, busier month. And that's why it's the perfect month to check out ESPN+, which absolutely is one of those must-have subscriptions for any sports fan.
Consider the next week of events:
- UFC Fight Night lands on Saturday with Demian Maia taking on Ben Askren.
- And on Rop Rank Boxing (the same night) Shakur Stevenson and Joet Gonzalez do their thing.
- Some 30 college football games are on tap and exclusively on ESPN+. (Here's the full schedule.)
- There's a smattering of NHL games that you'll only find on ESPN+.
- Plus Serie A soccer.
- Guiness Pro14 rugby
- And so much more.
And that's just the live sports. ESPN+ also has a world of original content that, again, you won't see on TV. And we're talking about names like Peyton Manning and Les Miles, among others.
ESPN+ is the dedicated streaming service from the venerable sports network. It runs just $4.99 a month and is available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and pretty much any other place you can stream video.
Here's the full rundown for the next week or so:
Tuesday, October 22
- SneakerCenter Episode 5 Premiere featuring Sheryl Swoops
- India v South Africa Cricket 3rd Test - Day 5
- NHL: Maple Leafs @ Bruins and Penguins @ Panthers
- Studio: The Fantasy Show, Lacrosse Weekly, ESPN FC, Serie A Full Impact, and Serie A Weekly Preview Show
Wednesday, October 23
- FFA Cup Final
- Studio: ESPN FC and Ariel and the Bad Guy
Thursday, October 24
- Miles to Go: Les Miles and Kansas Football Episode 12 Premiere
- NHL: Sabres @ Rangers and Flyers @ Blackhawks
- Studio: ESPN FC, In the Crease, and The Fantasy Show
Friday, October 25
- Detail: From the Mind of Peyton Manning
- Destined: Reyes vs Weidman Part 2
- NHL: Avalanche @ Golden Knights and Capitals @ Canucks
- Serie A: Hellas Verona v Sassuolo
- 2 Guinness Pro14 Rugby Matches • Studio: ESPN FC, In the Crease, The Fantasy Show, MLS Review and UFC Fight Night Pre-Show
Saturday, October 26
- UFC Fight Night: Demian Maia v Ben Askren
- Top Rank Boxing: Shakur Stevenson v Joet Gonzalez
- 30 College Football Games including ND State @ SD State, Harvard @ Princeton, Ohio @ Ball State, and Troy @ Georgia State
- 3 Serie A Matches including Lecce v Juventus and Inter v Parma
- NHL: Predators @ Lightning and Penguins @ Stars
- 5 Guinness Pro14 Rugby Matches
- Studio: ESPN FC, In the Crease, and UFC Fight Night Post Show
Sunday, October 27
- Peyton's Places Episode 16 Premiere
- NHL: Blues @ Red Wings and Sharks @ Senators
- 5 Serie A Matches including Roma v AC Milan
- Studio: ESPN FC, In the Crease, NFL Primetime on ESPN+, and Serie A Weekly Highlight
Monday, October 28
- NBA Rooks Episode 7 Premiere (Planned)
- NHL: Panthers @ Canucks
- Studio: ESPN FC, In the Crease, MLS Review, The Fantasy Show
Tuesday, October 29
- Carabao Cup including Manchester City v Southampton
- NHL: Flyers @ Penguins and Jets @ Ducks
- 2 Serie A Matches including Brescia v Inter
- Studio: ESPN FC, In the Crease, The Fantasy Show, and Lacrosse Weekly
Wednesday, October 30
- Carabao Cup including Liverpool v Arsenal and Chelsea v Manchester United
- NHL: Panthers @ Avalanche and Canucks @ Kings
- 6 Serie A Matches including Napoli v Atalanta and Juventus v Genoa
- Studio: ESPN FC, In the Crease, Ariel and the Bad Guy, and PFL Playoff Pre-Show
Thursday, October 31
- Miles to Go: Les Miles and Kansas Football Episode 13 Premiere
- PFL Playoffs
- Cricket: England Tour of New Zealand 1st T20
- NHL: Canadiens @ Golden Knights
- Serie A: AC Milan v SPAL
- Studio: ESPNFC, The Fantasy Show, In the Crease, Serie A Weekly Highlight Show, and PFL Playoffs Post Show
Friday, November 1
- 3 Guinness Pro14 Rugby Matches
- Studio: ESPNFC, The Fantasy Show, Ariel and the Bad Guy Live, and UFC 244 Pre-Show
Saturday, November 2
- UFC 244: Jorge Masvidal v Nick Diaz
- 21 College Football Games (Additional Games TBC)
- Top Rank Boxing Undercards
- Cricket: England Tour of New Zealand 2nd T20
- 4 Guinness Pro14 Rugby Matches
- Studio: ESPNFC, In The Crease and UFC 244 Post Show
Sunday, November 3
- Peyton's Places Episode 17 Premiere
- 6 Serie A Matches including AC Milan v Lazio
- Studio: NFL PrimeTime on ESPN+, ESPN FC, Serie A Weekly Highlight Show
Watch it all
If you don't have ESPN+, you're missing out on even more live college football, to say nothing of the hockey, basketball, MMA, soccer, cricket, rugby, boxing ... We could go on.
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