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In 2018, the Big 12 announced its current slogan: “Every Game Matters.” That will certainly be the case this season in a competitive conference lineup.
For the sixth straight year, No. 2 Oklahoma was picked to win the league title in the Big 12 Football Preseason Poll. However, the Sooners will have sturdy competition within their conference, most notably against No. 7 Iowa State, which returns 19 starters including senior quarterback Brock Purdy.
No. 18 Iowa, which won its final six games last season, will also look to make a splash in the conference along with No. 21 Texas, which is entering its first season under head coach Steve Sarkisian.
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The Big 12 does not have any other teams ranked in the AP Top 25, though Oklahoma State ranked just outside the poll with 107 votes and TCU had the third-most votes outside of the Top 25 at 40.
With Oklahoma sophomore quarterback Spencer Rattler and Texas sophomore running back Bijan Robinson headlining the league, the Big 12 should have no shortage of eye-popping moments this season. Thankfully, you don’t have to miss any of them!
Sporting News has you covered on how to watch every Big 12 game, all without the need for a cable subscription.
How to live stream Big 12 football games
The Big 12 will have some of its can’t miss games (i.e. Oklahoma, Iowa vs. Iowa State) in front of nationally-televised audiences on ABC and FOX. Regular-season contests can also be viewed on FS1, ESPN, ESPNU, CBS Sports Network and streamed via subscription service ESPN+ for games on Big 12 Now.
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Here’s a rundown of how to stream the 2021 Big 12 season, which starts on Sept. 3 and runs through the conference championship game on Dec. 19.
The Big 12 will have several national broadcasts throughout the year on the ABC family of networks (including ESPN and ESPNU), Fox and FS1.
Games appearing on ABC or ESPN will stream on the ESPN app and the ESPN website. FOX will stream games on FOX Sports Go or its website.
Every Big 12 game that appears on the aforementioned stations and Big 12 Now will also be available to stream on fuboTV,to new subscribers. That accounts for each game with the exception of those that air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
Several Big 12 games throughout the season will only be available via online stream, either through fuboTV or ESPN’s dedicated streaming service, ESPN+. The site’s rates start at $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year.
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Those games, through the first three weeks of the season, are:
- South Dakota at Kansas (Sept. 3)
- Northern Iowa at Iowa State (Sept. 4)
- Baylor at Texas State (Sept. 4)
- Missouri State at Oklahoma State (Sept. 4)
- Duquesne at TCU (Sept. 4)
- LIU at West Virginia (Sept. 11)
- Southern Illinois at Kansas State (Sept. 11)
- Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech (Sept. 11)
- Texas Southern at Baylor (Sept. 11)
- Nevada at Kansas State (Sept. 18)
- Baylor at Kansas (Sept. 18)
- FIU at Texas Tech (Sept. 18)
Big 12 football schedule 2021
Note: Nationally televised broadcasts are in bold.
Friday, Sept. 3
|South Dakota at Kansas||8 p.m.||ESPN+|
Saturday, Sept. 4
|Oklahoma at Tulane||Noon||ABC, fuboTV|
|Stanford vs. Kansas State (Arlington)||Noon||FS1, fuboTV|
|West Virginia at Maryland||3:30 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Louisiana at Texas||4:30 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Northern Iowa at Iowa State||4:30 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Baylor at Texas State||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Missouri State at Oklahoma State||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Texas Tech vs. Houston (in Houston)||7 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Duquesne at TCU||8 p.m.||ESPN+|
Friday, Sept. 10
|Kansas at Coastal Carolina||7:30 p.m.||ESPN2, fuboTV|
Saturday, Sept. 11
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|Tulsa at Oklahoma State||Noon||FS1, fuboTV|
|California at TCU||3:30 p.m.||ESPNU, fuboTV|
|Iowa at Iowa State||4:30 p.m.||ABC, fuboTV|
|LIU at West Virginia||5 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Southern Illinois at Kansas State||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Texas at Arkansas||7 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Texas Southern at Baylor||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Western Carolina at Oklahoma||7 p.m.||PPV, fuboTV|
Saturday, Sept. 18
|Nebraska at Oklahoma||Noon||Fox, fuboTV|
|Virginia Tech at West Virginia||Noon||FS1, fuboTV|
|Nevada at Kansas State||2:05 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Baylor at Kansas||3:30 p.m.||ESPN+|
|FIU at Texas Tech||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Rice at Texas||8 p.m.||Longhorn Network, fuboTV|
|Oklahoma State at Boise State||9 p.m.||FS1, fuboTV|
|Iowa State at UNLV||10:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network, fuboTV|
Saturday, Sept. 25
|Kansas at Duke||TBD||TBD|
|SMU at TCU||TBD||TBD|
|Iowa State at Baylor||TBD||TBD|
|Kansas State at Oklahoma State||TBD||TBD|
|Texas Tech at Texas||TBD||TBD|
|West Virginia at Oklahoma||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Oct. 2
|Baylor at Oklahoma State||TBD||TBD|
|Kansas at Iowa State||TBD||TBD|
|Oklahoma at Kansas State||TBD||TBD|
|Texas at TCU||TBD||TBD|
|Texas Tech at West Virginia||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Oct. 9
|Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas)||TBD||ESPN network, fuboTV|
|TCU at Texas Tech||TBD||TBD|
|West Virginia at Baylor||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Oct. 16
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|BYU at Baylor||TBD||TBD|
|Iowa State at Kansas State||TBD||TBD|
|Oklahoma State at Texas||TBD||TBD|
|TCU at Oklahoma||TBD||TBD|
|Texas Tech at Kansas||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Oct. 23
|Kansas State at Texas Tech||TBD||TBD|
|Oklahoma at Kansas||TBD||TBD|
|Oklahoma State at Iowa State||TBD||TBD|
|West Virginia at TCU||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Oct. 30
|Iowa State at West Virginia||TBD||TBD|
|Kansas at Oklahoma State||TBD||TBD|
|TCU at Kansas State||TBD||TBD|
|Texas at Baylor||TBD||TBD|
|Texas Tech at Oklahoma||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Nov. 6
|Baylor at TCU||TBD||TBD|
|Kansas State at Kansas||TBD||TBD|
|Oklahoma State at West Virginia||TBD||TBD|
|Texas at Iowa State||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Nov. 13
|Iowa State at Texas Tech||TBD||TBD|
|Kansas at Texas||TBD||TBD|
|Oklahoma at Baylor||TBD||TBD|
|TCU at Oklahoma State||TBD||TBD|
|West Virginia at Kansas State||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Nov. 20
|Baylor at Kansas State||TBD||TBD|
|Iowa State at Oklahoma||TBD||TBD|
|Kansas at TCU||TBD||TBD|
|Oklahoma State at Texas Tech||TBD||TBD|
|Texas at West Virginia||TBD||TBD|
Friday, Nov. 26
|Kansas State at Texas||Noon||Fox, fuboTV|
|TCU at Iowa State||3:30 p.m.||Fox or FS1, fuboTV|
Saturday, Nov. 27
|Oklahoma at Oklahoma State||TBD||ESPN network, fuboTV|
|Texas Tech at Baylor||TBD||TBD|
|West Virginia at Kansas||TBD||TBD|
Saturday, Dec. 4
|Big 12 championship game||12 p.m.||ABC, fuboTV|
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