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How to Watch Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Live Without Cable in 2022

Written by John O'Connor

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The Golden Gophers play the Syracuse Orange in the Pinstripe Bowl in NYC on 12/29/22. Here is how to watch the 11 CST kickoff from Yankee Stadium live without cable on ESPN.

Fans in Minneapolis will want to tune in to watch the action from Huntington Bank Stadium, and there are several good options for live streaming Minnesota football on most major streaming devices, including Roku devices.

Our top pick for watching Gopher football is DIRECTV STREAM. Unlike other live TV streaming services, DIRECTV STREAM offers an upgrade to Bally Sports North, which allows Minneapolis sports fans to watch the Wild, Twins, and Timberwolves in addition to Minnesota football. If pro sports aren’t a priority, both fuboTV and YouTube TV offer Big Ten Network in the base package, as well as select FOX college football broadcasts in 4K.


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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch this week’s Minnesota football game
  2. The most important channels for Minnesota football fans
  3. Live streaming Minnesota football: our top picks
  4. Watching Gopher Football FAQ
  5. More Big Ten Teams

How to watch this week’s Minnesota football game

In the easy to use table below, we list the upcoming Minnesota football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming providers that carry each game.

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

The most important channels for Minnesota football fans

The Big Ten’s TV rights are held by ABC, ESPN, and FOX, which makes it easy to predict where Minnesota Football games will air.

FS1 and Big Ten Network, as properties owned by FOX and the Big Ten respectively, will feature less sought after Big Ten matchups, while FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff airs the week’s premier Big Ten game. Important Big Ten matchups will also air on ABC and ESPN, and FOX has the TV rights to broadcast the Big Ten Championship game.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoicefuboTVHulu + Live TVBlue Sports ExtraOrange Sports ExtraYouTube TV
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network

Live streaming Minnesota football: our top picks

DirecTV Stream – best for Gophers + Minneapolis sports

With other available options at better price points, DirecTV Stream is priced too high here. Having said that, you can get all the channels you need to stream the Gophers and Big Ten Football, plus DirecTV Stream is the only live TV streaming provider that offers Bally Sports North. With Bally Sports North, fans in Minnesota can watch these teams:

  • Minnesota Wild
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Some Minnesota Golden Gophers sports
  • Minnesota United FC

Read our DirecTV Stream review.

fuboTV wins the top spot here for several reasons. First, it carries all the channels you need to live stream Golden Gophers football. Next, fuboTV allows users to record an entire team’s season on DVR automatically, rather than game by game. Last, fuboTV is our top pick for live streaming the Minnesota Vikings, so fans in the Twin Cities get football Saturdays and Sundays both covered with a fuboTV membership.

According to Deloitte, 25% of consumers have cancelled a streaming service only to resubscribe later on. fuboTV understands this problem and allows for what amounts to seasonal subscriptions. We love the ease with which a subscriber can pause a membership during the football off-season. With a click of a button, football fans can leave their fuboTV account dormant while football is hibernating, and pick it right back up when the pigskin starts flying and the grills light up.

Read our fuboTV sports review.

Hulu + Live TV is another strong option for watching P.J. Fleck and the gridiron Gophers. Hulu gets you all the channels you need for streaming Big Ten Football. We don’t love the skimpy 50 hours of DVR storage in the base package, but Hulu + Live TV does offer the Big Ten Network in its base deal, as well as the ESPN+ bundle for even more college football and UFC events.

Read our Hulu + Live TV sports review for more.

Sling TV won’t allow Gophers fans to live stream every game. Even though it is missing ABC and ESPN, I throw in Sling TV Blue + Sports Extra here because of how concerned I am with the rising costs of streaming services.

If you’d prefer ESPN, Sling Orange is the choice, however, Minneapolis is one of the markets that can get FOX on Sling, plus FS1 and Big Ten Network is also included in this package, so some coverage of the Gophers will be there. Playing around with different Sling options is recommended if you’re looking for a less expensive live TV streaming service.

Read our Sling TV sports review.

While I don’t love the requirement of a Google account to use the platform, I do love YouTube TV for streaming football. Golden Gopher fans can get all the channels they need with YouTube TV, and an upgrade to the 4K package will get a lot of ESPN games in 4K. If you’re a fantasy football enthusiast, YouTube TV’s mobile app integrates with fantasy teams in real time.

Read our YouTube TV sports review.

Watching Gopher Football FAQ

Can I watch Minnesota football on ESPN+?

No, ESPN+ doesn’t carry any Gopher football games. The Big Ten’s new TV deal is with FOX, NBC, and CBS, no longer ESPN.

Can I watch Minnesota football in 4K?

Yes, FOX broadcasts many Big Noon Saturday matchups in 4K. When the Gophers appear in these games, you can live stream the games on supported devices in 4K with either fuboTV or YouTube TV.

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