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The 2023 College Cup: Your Budget-Friendly Playbook for Netting a Steal on the NCAA Soccer Final on Sling TV

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The top NCAA Division I soccer teams from around the country will be facing off the first two weeks of December to decide the ultimate men’s and women’s champions. You can watch all three men’s and women’s matches on Sling TV.

In a hurry? All the College Cup games (that’s the two semifinals and final for Men’s and Women’s Division I Soccer) are on ESPNU, which is included in the Orange Sports Extra from Sling TV for around $50/mo. It’s the best deal for ESPNU around. Save 50% on Sling TV now!

While the Men’s College Cup has been contested for 65 years, this will be only the 42nd Women’s College Cup. This year, the finale of the Women’s soccer tournament will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Meanwhile, the boys will be playing at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky a week later.

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NCAA College Cup Schedule

All matchups will be aired on ESPNU.

  • Fri Dec 1 : Florida State vs Clemson
  • Fri Dec 1 : BYU vs Stanford
  • Mon Dec 4 : NCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship
  • Fri Dec 8 : Men’s Semifinal 1
  • Fri Dec 8 : Men’s Semifinal 2
  • Mon Dec 11 : NCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship

The College Cup on Sling TV

To watch the College Cup on Sling TV, just sign up for Sling Orange ($40.00/mo) and add the Sports Extra ($11/mo additional). You get all the ESPNs, plus the Disney Channel, Motorsports, and 40+ more popular channels. Plus, 50 hours cloud DVR storage. It’s a heck of a bargain for college sports fans.

College Cup Competitors

The tournaments have narrowed to a final four (on the women’s side) and the eight quarter finalists (on the men’s side).

Women’s Soccer Finalists

#2 Stanford defeated #5 Nebraska 2-1 to make it to the semifinals. Defending champions #1 UCLA didn’t make it out of Round One, going down to neighboring UC Irvine 1-0.

  • #1 Florida State (ACC)
  • #1 Clemson (ACC)
  • #1 BYU (Big 12)
  • #2 Stanford (Pac-12)

Men’s Soccer Finalists

The men’s tournament concludes a week after the women’s, so the men haven’t quite gotten to their quarterfinals. Some spectacular upsets here, including Loyola Marymount taking down #13 UCLA in the Second Round and #16 Stanford defeating #1 Marshall and Oregon State’s 7-1 rout of #6 SMU in Round Three, to name a few.

  • #2 Notre Dame (ACC)
  • #3 North Carolina (ACC)
  • #5 West Virginia (Sun Belt)
  • #9 Clemson (ACC)
  • #16 Stanford (Pac-12)
  • Indiana (Big Ten)
  • LMU (West Coast)
  • Oregon State (Pac-12)

Wrapping Up

Be sure to be there for all the final dramatic upsets and overtime pk (penalty kick) shootouts. College soccer doesn’t get any better than the NCAA tournament — catch it all on Sling TV for less.


What teams were eliminated in the early rounds?

Here’s a complete list of all teams that were eliminated in the first three rounds, with the victor in parentheses. On the Men’s side, the top 16 receive byes to the first round, hence why the Women’s first round list is so much longer.


First Round
  • Boston University (Syracuse)
  • Bryant (Yale)
  • Dayton (Louisville)
  • Green Bay (Western Michigan)
  • High Point (Charlotte)
  • Lipscomb (Indiana)
  • LIU (Denver)
  • Mercer (FIU)
  • Omaha (Missouri State)
  • Pittsburgh (James Madison)
  • Rider (Vermont)
  • San Diego (California Baptist)
  • SIU Edwardsville (Memphis)
  • Seattle (Oregon State)
  • UC Irvine (Loyola Marymount)
  • Xavier (Kentucky)
Second Round
  • California Baptist (Marshall)
  • Charlotte (Clemson)
  • Denver (SMU)
  • Duke (Western Michigan)
  • FIU (Virginia)
  • Georgetown (James Madison)
  • Kentucky (Notre Dame)
  • Louisville (West Virginia)
  • Missouri State (Stanford)
  • Memphis (North Carolina)
  • Portland (Oregon State)
  • Syracuse (New Hampshire)
  • UCF (Vermont)
  • UCLA (Loyola Marymount)
  • Wake Forest (Indiana)
  • Yale (Hofstra)
Third Round
  • Hofstra (North Carolina)
  • James Madison (Loyola Marymount)
  • Marshall (Stanford)
  • New Hampshire (Clemson)
  • SMU (Oregon State)
  • Vermont (West Virginia)
  • Virginia (Indiana)
  • Western Michigan (Notre Dame)


First Round
  • Arizona State (Santa Clara)
  • Bucknell (Iowa)
  • Central Connecticut (Penn State)
  • Colorado (Texas A&M)
  • Florida Gulf Coast (Texas Tech)
  • Grambling State (Arkansas)
  • Grand Canyon (USC)
  • Idaho (Gonzaga)
  • Indiana (St Louis)
  • James Madison (South Carolina)
  • Lamar (Texas)
  • Liberty (Georgia)
  • LSU (Memphis)
  • Maine (Harvard)
  • Michigan (Princeton)
  • Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
  • Morehead State (Florida State)
  • Ohio (Michigan State)
  • Ohio State (Pittsburgh)
  • Old Dominion (Georgetown)
  • Pepperdine (Stanford)
  • Providence (Mississippi State)
  • Quinnipiac (Brown)
  • Radford (Clemson)
  • Rutgers (Columbia)
  • South Dakota State (Nebraska)
  • Towson (North Carolina)
  • UCLA (UC Irvine)
  • Utah State (BYU)
  • Valparaiso (Notre Dame)
  • Western Carolina (Alabama)
  • Xavier (Tennessee)
Second Round
  • Alabama (North Carolina)
  • Arkansas (Pittsburgh)
  • Brown (Mississippi State)
  • Columbia (Clemson)
  • Georgetown (St Louis)
  • Gonzaga (UC Irvine)
  • Harvard (Michigan State)
  • Iowa (Georgia)
  • Notre Dame (Memphis)
  • Princeton (Texas Tech)
  • Santa Clara (Penn State)
  • South Carolina (Stanford)
  • Tennessee (Nebraska)
  • Texas A&M (Florida State)
  • Wisconsin (Texas)
  • USC (BYU)
Third Round
  • Georgia (Clemson)
  • Memphis (Pittsburgh)
  • Michigan State (BYU)
  • Mississippi State (Stanford)
  • St Louis (Penn State)
  • Texas (Florida State)
  • Texas Tech (North Carolina)
  • UC Irvine (Nebraska)

Featured Image: UNC Tar Heels vs UCLA Bruins at the 2006 Women’s College Cup / photo by Jarrett Campbell under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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