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Frosted Flakes: Watching Husker Games Abroad

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The highlights and struggles of a traveling Husker fan

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Greetings from the Cordillera Blanca Mountains in Central Peru! I’m happy to be here and I’ve been looking forward to doing some hiking here for a long time.

I realize these intros are not everyone’s cup of tea so I don’t mind if you scroll through the intro remarks and commentary because there are some great reads below. Today I want to talk about watching Husker sports while traveling aboard.

Sometimes it depends on the Internet connection. Sometimes the different time zones can lead to stay up really late to watch a game (like the time in Ireland when I was sitting alone in a dark hostel at 3:00 am). Sometimes you just get bad luck. The week of the Colorado game, I wanted to make it to my next destination (a 5.5 hour ride away on two buses). I arrived at the main bus terminal in Cuenca, Ecuador in hopes of catching one of a 9:00 am bus to Loja and then transfer to a bus heading to Vilcabamba.

There were plenty of buses heading to Loja at 9:00 am but the problem was they were all full. It turned out most of the people at the bus station were headed to Loja for a big festival that weekend (which I had no idea about). Frustrated that my plan was falling apart, I ended up buying a ticket for the next available bus at 11:00 am bus.

Anytime the bus was driving through the town (and I had service) I was frantically checking my phone for score updates. I did arrive in Vilcabamba as the 4th quarter was getting underway. I got to my hostel for the day and went to my usual streaming sites to find the game. However, the Internet at the hostel was having issues and it was barely able to play a radio stream of the Colorado comeback. Sometimes you have one of those days. Funnily enough, the Internet was perfectly fine the following day to the point where I was able to teach English online that day.

Last week for the Northern Illinois game, I returned to my hostel after a waterfall hike and quickly found a Fox Sports 1 stream just in time for the game! However, much to my confusion that the Iowa-Iowa State game was still playing. Thankfully I discovered what happened and managed to find a stream of FOX Business within a few minutes just in time to see the first touchdown!

I’m curious to hear more as to what some of our beloved international Corn Nation readers go through to watch Husker sports. Comment below and share your stories and experiences! Anyways...onto Flakes.

Frosted Flakes

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