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How to Watch Minnesota Gophers Football Game Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the Minnesota Golden Gophers live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.

Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important channels
  3. Top picks
  4. FAQ
  5. More Big Ten Teams
Watch Minnesota Gophers football live

Fans in Minneapolis will want to tune in to watch the Gophers football 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 Minnesota Gopher football in 2024 is Fubo. Fubo offers the channels Gopher fans need to watch Big Ten Football under the new TV contract that takes effect this year, plus Bally Sports North, which allows Minneapolis sports fans to watch the Wild, Twins, and Timberwolves in addition to Minnesota football.

As an added bonus, upgrading to the Fubo Elite plan gets Gopher fans access to select FOX Sports broadcasts in 4K.


Watch ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, FS1, and Big Ten Network in the base package.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial


Watch the Gophers and Vikings on KMSP-TV FOX 9 Minneapolis, St. Paul, plus ESPN, FS1, ABC, CBS, and more.

$74.99 / month

Free 5 Day Trial

YouTube TV

Watch ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, FS1, and Big Ten Network in the base package.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

Today’s game

Our software lists the upcoming TV schedule with streaming options below.

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

Important channels

Under the terms of Big Ten’s new TV deal, which starts this year, Minnesota Gophers football will air on CBS, FOX, NBC, FS1, and Big Ten Network.

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 CBS and NBC, and FOX has the TV rights to broadcast the Big Ten Championship game.

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Top picks

Gopher fans can get all the channels they need to live-stream the Gophers and Big Ten Football, plus DirecTV Stream “Choice” offers Bally Sports North. With Bally Sports North, fans in Minnesota can watch these teams:

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. Since last year, Hulu + Live TV upgraded to unlimited DVR, plus Hulu + Live TV does offer the Big Ten Network in its base package, 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 Blue + Sports Extra will get Gopher fans in Minneapolis access to KMSP-TV FOX 9 Minneapolis/St. Paul, FS1, and Big Ten Network. However, CBS and NBC will be missing for Sling users, which means gaps in coverage for Gopher football. Technically, Gopher fans who are Sling TV users could add Peacock and Paramount+ to get full coverage of the Minnesota Gophers football season, but this would involve toggling between three apps.

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. Minnesota Gopher football 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.

New for 2024 YouTube TV is the home of NFL Sunday Ticket for watching out-of-market Vikings games.

Read our YouTube TV sports review.

New for 2024, NBC will host a prime-time Big Ten Football matchup branded Big Ten Saturday Night Football on NBC. These prime-time games will be carried on local NBC affiliates nationwide, but will also live-stream on Peacock. In addition, 8 Big Ten football games each season will be carried exclusively by Peacock, which is a move similar to the deal NBC made with MLB for Sunday Morning Baseball.


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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