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How to Watch Ball State Cardinals Football Live Without Cable

Written by John O'Connor

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The Ball State football team plays in the MAC Conference. You can live stream Ball State Cardinals football games from an iPhone, Android device, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TVs, as well as many other streaming devices. The best live TV streaming service for watching Ball State football is Hulu + Live TV. Hulu’s ESPN+ bundle, plus extensive sports channel lineup in the base package, allows Cardinals fans to stream the team’s entire season from just one app. For Indiana or Chicago area sports fans who want a streaming service that carries the Indiana Pacers, Bulls, White Sox, Cubs, and more Chicago teams in addition to the Ball State, we recommend DIRECTV STREAM “Ultimate.” Adding an ESPN+ membership to DIRECTV STREAM will allow Ball State fans to live stream every game. Both Hulu and DIRECTV STREAM allow Indy sports fans to watch the Colts on WTTV, CBS 4 Indianapolis and the Bears on WFLD, FOX 32 Chicago.

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All Ball State games from one app. NBC Sports Chicago.

$69.99 / month

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DIRECTV STREAM – Ultimate

Most Ball State games, plus NBC Sports Chicago, Bally Sports Indiana, and WTTV CBS 4 Indy. WFLD Chicago.

$109.99 / month

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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
ABC ABC
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network
CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
ESPN3 ESPN3
ESPNU ESPNU
FS1 FS1
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.

This team does not have a televised game scheduled in the next two weeks.

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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