You can live stream Northern Illinois football games from a host of different devices and streaming services. If you are a diehard Huskies football fan and want to watch every game from one app, Hulu + Live TV, with its ESPN+ bundle, is the best option. As an added bonus, Hulu carries NBC Sports Chicago in the base package for watching the Bulls, White Sox, and Blackhawks. You can watch the Chicago Bears on Hulu on your local FOX affiliate. If you want to watch NIU football and the Cubs, go with DIRECTV STREAM to get Marquee Sports Network.
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How to watch this week’s Northern Illinois football game
Looking for a specific NIU football game? We list the Northern Illinois football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below. Note that the ESPN+ streaming exclusive games are not listed in this table.
Most important TV channels for NIU football fans
Based on current TV contracts with CBS Sports Network and ESPN, most MAC games, including Northern Illinois games, will air on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN+, and CBS Sports Network. Early in the season, when Northern Illinois faces an ACC, SEC, Big 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 and the Marquee Sports Network, the regional sports networks that broadcast local MLB, NBA, and NHL action to sports fans in the Chicago area.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||DIRECTV STREAM – Ultimate||FuboTV Sports Lite||Hulu + Live TV||Orange & Blue Sports Extra||YouTube TV|
|Big 10 Network|
|CBS Sports Network|
|Marquee Sports Network|
|NBC Sports Chicago|
$99.99 / month
$109.99 / month
$84.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$65 / month
$64.99 / month
Watching NIU football: our top picks
Hulu + Live TV is the only live TV streaming service that offers all of the Northern Illinois football games from one app. As an added bonus, you get NBC Sports Chicago in the base package with a Hulu subscription. The downside is that Hulu offers only 50 hours of DVR storage in the base package, which won’t be enough for many households. Cubs fans can’t get Marquee Sports Network on Hulu.
Hulu is the better choice for watching NIU football, unless you’re also a Cubs fan and want to stream in-market games.
Watch 4 NIU Huskies football games on ESPN+ at a good rate.