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How to Watch Ohio State Football in 2023 Without Cable

Another season of Buckeye football has arrived, and we've got everything you need to keep up with the action.

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Folks in the SEC love talking about how college football "just means more" down there, but voracious Ohio State fans will no doubt dispute that claim--Ohio State loyalists hate Michigan just as much as Alabama fans hate Auburn. And with another college football season under way, it's a time of prayer and renewed animosity in the Midwest.

Ohio State fans are blissfully unaffected by Disney's dispute over carriage fees with Spectrum, because ESPN and ABC don't carry Big Ten home games. But the conference has TV deals with nearly every other network that regularly does sports broadcasts, meaning there are more different places this year that Big Ten games can appear. And since the Big Ten Network, which will be the most common channel for B1G games, is only available through a live TV service--there's no standalone subscription--there isn't a ton of flexibility here. You're going to need a live TV streaming service.

Below we've gathered a selection of streaming services and the relevant plans that can get you everything you need to enjoy watching another season of B1G football.

Ohio State home games in 2023 air on a wide variety of networks. Most below-the-line games will air on the Big Ten Network, and bigger games will be available on one of NBC, CBS, Fox, FS1 and the Peacock streaming service. You can get CBS with a Paramount+ subscription, and NBC is included with Peacock. Fox requires a TV service or antenna, however, and FS1 is only available through cable or a streaming service like the ones listed above.

Given the spread of broadcast networks here, non-conference road games will often live elsewhere, however--Purdue's trip to Virginia Tech in week 2, for example, airs on ESPN2, and if you're a Spectrum subscriber you may not be able to watch games like that due to the dispute with Disney. But if you subscribe to a live TV streaming service--none of which are currently in a fight with Disney over fees--that gets you your local stations, FS1, and the Big Ten Network, you should have nearly everything you need to watch every second of Big Ten football action this fall.

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