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How to Watch Illinois Fighting Illini Football Live Without Cable in 2022

Written by John O'Connor

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Watch the Fighting Illini take on Mississippi State in the ReliaQuest Bowl live without cable on ESPN2 on 1/2/22.

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You can live stream Fighting Illini football games on a host of different devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, and Apple TV, to name a few.

Although several live TV streaming services carry the channels you need to watch the Illini live this season, our top pick, fuboTV, sets itself apart by offering NBC Sports Chicago 4K and the Marquee Sports Network in the base package, as well as Big Ten Network, ESPN, and FS1, which are all important channels for watching Illinois football.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch this week’s Illini football game
  2. The most important channels for Illini football fans
  3. The best options for live streaming Illini football
  4. More Big Ten Teams

How to watch this week’s Illini football game

Looking for a specific Illini football game? We list each upcoming game, plus the live TV streaming providers that carry each one, in the easy to use table below.

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

The most important channels for Illini football fans

The Big 10 has a TV deal with FOX and Disney, the parent company of ABC and ESPN. FOX is a part owner of the Big 10 Network and also owns FS1. As such, the channels for Big 10 Football are set in stone and won’t vary throughout the season. Illini Football will have some games on ABC and ESPN, and quite a few games on the Big 10 Network. In the table below, we have listed the live TV streaming providers that carry all of the important channels for watching Big Ten Football and whether they currently offer a free trial.

fuboTVFuboTV Sports LiteDIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
ABC ABC
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1

The best options for live streaming Illini football

fuboTV – best choice

Subscribing to fuboTV will get Illini fans all the channels they need to live stream Illini Football all season. The platform carries ABC, the Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, and FS1. Although it’s unlikely the Illini will appear in a Big Noon Kickoff game this season, you can stream FOX’s featured noon game, as well as the Big Ten Championship game, live on fuboTV.

As an added bonus, fuboTV carries NBC Sports Chicago which allows Illinois sports fans to watch the Bulls, Blackhawks, and White Sox. fuboTV also features the Marquee Sports Network for live streaming Chicago Cubs games and the service is our top pick for watching the NFL, including the Chicago Bears.

fuboTV comes out of the box with 1,000 hours of DVR storage and fans have the option of recording an entire team’s season rather than having to set the DVR for each game. The setup process is easy and intuitive.

Read our fuboTV sports review.


Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV carries all the channels you need to live stream Illini Football in its base package, which includes a bundle with ESPN+ and Disney+.

Like fuboTV, Hulu also offers subscribers who live in Illinois and neighboring regions NBC Sports Chicago, however, Hulu does not carry the Marquee Sports Network for Cubs fans.

Read our Hulu + Live TV sports review.


YouTube TV

Although users are required to sign up for a full Google account in order to use the platform which feels like overkilll, we love YouTube TV for watching football. YouTube TV carries all the necessary Big Ten Football channels.

YouTube TV has a growing lineup of 4K sports programming and its Key Plays and Stats View features are the most innovative we have seen in the sports streaming space.

Read our YouTube TV sports review.

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