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How to Watch Ball State Cardinals Football Live Without Cable

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Watch today’s Ball State football game live without cable on the device of your choice, including iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.

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Table of Contents
  1. Ball State football channels
  2. How to watch this week’s Ball State game
  3. Watching Ball State football: our top picks
  4. More MAC Teams

Ball State football channels

Based on current TV contracts with CBS Sports Network and ESPN, most MAC games, including Ball State games, will air on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN+, and CBS Sports Network. Early in the season, when Ball State faces an ACC, SECBig 10, or PAC-12 opponent, the game will often appear on that conference’s network, such as Big 10 Network or ACC Network. In the channel comparison table below, I have also included the live TV streaming services that carry NBC Sports Chicago, Marquee Sports Network, and Bally Sports Indiana, the regional sports networks that broadcast local MLBNBA, and NHL action to sports fans in Indiana.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAM – UltimateFuboTV Sports LiteFubo Sports Plus with NFL RedZoneHulu + Live TVOrange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network
CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
Bally Sports Indiana Bally Sports Indiana
Bally Sports Wisconsin Bally Sports Wisconsin
Marquee Sports Network Marquee Sports Network
NBC Sports Chicago NBC Sports Chicago

How to watch this week’s Ball State game

Looking for a specific Ball State football game? We list the televised games, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each one, in the easy to use table below. Not seeing the game you’re looking for? This table doesn’t include the Cardinals’ ESPN+ games.

Sep 2, 2023@ Kentucky12:00 pmSECNKroger Field
Sep 9, 2023@ Georgia12:00 pmSECNSanford Stadium
Sep 16, 2023vs Indiana St.2:00 pmESP+Scheumann Stadium
Sep 23, 2023vs Ga. SouthernTBAScheumann Stadium
Sep 30, 2023@ W. MichiganTBAWaldo Stadium
Oct 7, 2023@ E. Michigan3:30 pmRynearson Stadium
Oct 14, 2023vs ToledoTBAScheumann Stadium
Oct 21, 2023vs C. Michigan3:30 pmScheumann Stadium
Nov 1, 2023@ Bowling GreenTBADoyt L. Perry Stadium
Nov 7, 2023@ N. IllinoisTBABrigham Field at Huskie Stadium
Nov 18, 2023vs Kent St.TBAScheumann Stadium
Nov 25, 2023vs Miami-OHTBAScheumann Stadium

Watching Ball State football: our top picks

Watch every Ball State football game from one app, plus live stream the Bears on WFLD, FOX 32 Chicago and the Colts on WTTV, CBS 4 Indianapolis. Subject to territory restrictions, Hulu also includes NBC Sports Chicago in the base package.

No ESPN+, so some holes in coverage, but get CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, Bally Sports Indiana, NBC Sports Chicago, and Marquee Sports Network in-market.

Except for ESPN+ games, fuboTV “Sports Lite” carries all the channels you need to watch Ball State football, plus NBC Sports Chicago and Marquee Sports Network for fans in-market.

Except for ESPN+ games, YouTube TV carries all the channels you need to watch Ball State football, plus NBC Sports Chicago for fans in-market. YouTube TV has an excellent 4K upgrade, although it’s unlikely any Ball State games will be broadcast in 4K.

ESPN+ streams about 4-5 Ball State football games every season.

Sling, with its lack of major local channels in most markets, is not a complete solution for watching the NFL, and will only get BSU fans about half of the team’s games. Sling lacks CBS Sports Network, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC in most households. Pair Sling with ESPN+ for better coverage.

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