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How to Watch Kansas Football Online Without Cable

Watch Kansas Football Without Cable

Getty Kansas running back Pooka Williams.

After an uninspiring 3-9 start to the Les Miles Era last year, the Kansas Jayhawks are hoping to take a step forward in 2020

Their 2020 TV schedule isn’t completely finalized, but Kansas games will be televised on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox, Fox Sports 1 or ESPN+.

You’ll need a subscription to watch any ESPN+ games, but here’s how to watch every other Kansas football game live online without cable in 2020:

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Watch Kansas Football on FuboTV

Kansas Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2, Fox (live in select markets) and Fox Sports 1 in FuboTV Family; ESPNU in Sports Plus add-on

Price After Free Trial: $64.99 per month for FuboTV Family; $10.99 per month for Sports Plus add-on

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in select markets), Fox (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1 and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. You can include both the main channel package and the Sports Plus add-on in your free seven-day trial right here:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Kansas games live on the FuboTV app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet). Or you can watch on your computer via Fubo.tv.

For the games on ABC or ESPN channels, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ABC games can be watched for free without a cable log-in this way, but you’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch the others. You can use your FuboTV credentials to do that.

For the games on Fox or Fox Sports 1, you can watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your FuboTV credentials.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 500 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.

Why Should You Use FuboTV?

The most complete package for sports fans. Not only does it have the most channels, but it’s the only streaming service that includes every ESPN channel, every local channel (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox), every college conference network (ACC Network, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network), the NFL Network and NFL Redzone. Additionally, local channels are available in a lot of markets, which is important for Kansas games that are on ABC or Fox.

It also comes with loads of extras, such as 500 hours of cloud DVR, the ability to stream on three different screens at once (meaning you could split it with a friend or two), and the all-important 72-hour lookback feature.

It’s a little more expensive than most other streaming services, but it’s worth it. Considering all the channels and features, FuboTV is ultimately still very good value for the money.

FuboTV Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

FuboTV Family: ABC (live in select markets), beIN Sports, beIn Sports alternates, Big Ten Network, BTN alternates, CBS (live in select markets), CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, Pac-12 Network

Sports Plus: ACC Network, ESPN News, ESPNU, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, NBA TV, NFL Redzone, NHL Network, Pac-12 regional networks, SEC Network, Stadium, Tennnis Channel

Total Sports Channels Available: 31 (counting the beIN Sports alternates, BTN alternates and Pac-12 regional networks as one channel each)


Watch Kansas Football on Hulu

Kansas Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox (live in select markets) and Fox Sports 1

Price After Free Trial: $54.99 per month (ads on TV shows in the streaming library) or $60.99 per month (no ads on TV shows in the streaming library)

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in select markets), Fox (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1 and 60+ other TV channels on Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Kansas games live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Hulu.com.

For the games on ABC or ESPN channels, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ABC games can be watched for free without a cable log-in this way, but you’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch the others. You can use your Hulu credentials to do that.

For the games on Fox or Fox Sports 1, you can watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Hulu credentials.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage, with the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials, for an extra $9.99 per month.

Why Should You Use Hulu With Live TV?

It has local channels in a lot of markets (important for the Kansas games on ABC and Fox), and it’s the best combination of sports and entertainment. Not only are you getting pretty much every sports channel you need (more on that below), but you’re also getting Hulu’s extensive Netflix-like on-demand streaming library of TV shows, movies and Hulu originals.

If you want to go from watching football to watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Handmaid’s Tale, Rick and Morty or one of thousands of other shows, this is your clear No. 1 option.

Hulu With Live TV Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

Hulu With Live TV: ABC (live in select markets), ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN College Extra, ESPN Goal Line, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, TNT

Total Sports Channels Included: 21


Watch Kansas Football on Vidgo

Kansas Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), Fox (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and Fox Sports 1

Price After Free Trial: $40 per month (goes up to $45 per month after 90 days)

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox (live in select markets), FS1 and 60+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Kansas games live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Vidgo.com.

For the games on ABC or ESPN channels, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ABC games can be watched for free without a cable log-in this way, but you’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch the others. You can use your Vidgo credentials to do that.

For the games on Fox or Fox Sports 1, you can watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Vidgo credentials.

Why Should You Use Vidgo?

It’s missing some features (like DVR), and it also has local channels available in a small number of markets, but it’s the least expensive streaming service with all of ABC, Fox, FS1, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.

Vidgo also has a feature called “Social TV,” which allows you to interact with a community of people watching the same show or game as you. That feature can be turned on or off.

Vidgo Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

Vidgo Core: ABC (live in select markets), ACC Network, beIN Sports, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Longhorn Network, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network

Total Sports Channels Available: 15


Watch Kansas Football on Sling TV

ABC is not included on Sling TV, but you can watch those games on the ESPN app

Kansas Football Channels Included: Fox (live in select markets) and Fox Sports 1 in Sling Blue; ESPN and ESPN2 in Sling Orange; ESPNU in Sports Extra add-on

Price After Free Trial: $30 per month for Sling Blue; $30 per month for Sling Orange; $45 per month for Sling Orange+Blue; $10 per month for Sports Extra add-on

You can watch a live stream of Fox (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox Sports 1 and 45-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s Sling Orange+Blue package and Sports Extra add-on. It comes with a free 3-day trial, but if you bypass that, you can $10 off the first month and get Showtime, Starz and Epix included for free:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Kansas games live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Sling.com. ABC games can’t be watched on the Sling app.

For the games on ABC or ESPN channels, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ABC games can be watched for free without a cable log-in this way, but you’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch the others. You can use your Sling TV credentials to do that.

For the games on Fox or Fox Sports 1, you can watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Sling credentials.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV come included with 10 hours of cloud DVR, or you can upgrade to 50 hours for an extra $5 per month.

Why Should You Use Sling TV?

Channel package customization. If you just want Fox and Fox Sports 1 (which had most Kansas games last season), Sling Blue is cheaper than all other streaming services. Similarly, Sling Orange is the cheapest way to get just the ESPN channels. And even if you want all of those channels together, the Sling Orange+Blue and Sports Extra add-on is still a relatively cheap option overall.

Just note that Sling TV has local channels like Fox and NBC available in far fewer markets than FuboTV or Hulu With Live TV.

Sling TV Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found here

Sling Blue: Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network

Sports Extra When Added to Blue: BeIN Sports, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Olympic Channel, Pac-12 Network, Tennis Channel

Sling Orange: ESPN, ESPN2, Stadium, TNT

Sports Extra When Added to Orange: ACC Network, beIN Sports, ESPN News, ESPNU, Longhorn Network, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network, Tennis Channel

Total Sports Channels Available: 23


Watch Kansas Football on ESPN+

Note: These games are exclusive to ESPN+ and can’t be watched via any other streaming service

It’s unclear at this point if any Kansas games will be on ESPN+ since the TV schedule isn’t finalized. But Kansas had two games on ESPN+ last year, and since the Big 12 has a partnership with ESPN+, it’s always possible they have a game or two there this year.

If Kansas does end up playing on ESPN+, you can sign up right here:

Get ESPN+

In addition to many exclusive college football games and other college sports, ESPN+ includes UFC events, international soccer (Bundesliga, Serie A, FA Cup, Carabo Cup and more), Top Rank boxing, Grand Slam tennis tournaments, MLB, NHL and MLS, plus all the 30-for-30 documentaries, and additional original content (both video and written) all for $5.99 per month.

Or, if you also want the new Disney+ streaming service and Hulu (you could then upgrade Hulu to Hulu With Live TV for Kansas other games), you can get all three for $12.99 per month, which works out to about 31 percent savings:

Get the ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Bundle

Once signed up for ESPN+, you can then watch games live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via ESPN.com.


Kansas Football Schedule 2020

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV
Sat, Sep. 12 Coastal Carolina 10 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Sat, Sep. 19 BYE
Sat, Sep. 26 at Baylor TBA TBA
Sat, Oct. 3 Oklahoma State TBA TBA
Sat, Oct. 10 BYE
Sat, Oct. 17 at West Virginia TBA TBA
Sat, Oct. 24 at Kansas State TBA TBA
Sat, Oct. 31 Iowa State TBA TBA
Sat, Nov. 7 at Oklahoma TBA TBA
Sat, Nov. 14 BYE
Sat, Nov. 21 Texas TBA TBA
Sat, Nov. 28 TCU TBA TBA
Sat, Dec. 5 at Texas Tech TBA TBA
Sat, Dec. 12 or 19 Big 12 Championship TBA TBA

Kansas Football Preview 2020

Although at this time last year the Jayhawks had already started their season, they don’t yet know who’ll open their 2020 campaign under center.

In a press conference on Wednesday, head coach Les Miles said the team will “go into the week [of game one] making the decision,” according to The University Daily Kansan.

Two upperclassmen who transferred from junior colleges lead the competition: junior Miles Kendrick and senior Thomas MacVittie.

“I see leadership out of both [Kendrick and MacVittie],” Miles said, per The University Daily Kansan. “I see the ability to run the offense out of both guys, so it’s probably as much as anything, a compliment to how hard both of those men have worked.”

Kendrick spent his freshman season at the College of San Mateo before joining the Jayhawks ahead of the 2018 season. Before an injury against the Baylor Bears ended his sophomore campaign, Kendrick completed 11 of 19 passes for a touchdown without an interception, adding 16 rushes for 47 yards and a score. He redshirted in 2019.

MacVittie attempted just one pass — an interception — in 2019, his first season following a transfer from Mesa Community College.

247Sports.com’s composite rankings named Kendrick the 12th-best dual-threat quarterback transferring from a junior college ahead of the 2018 campaign. A year later, MacVittie ranked second on the site’s composite list of pro-style quarterbacks transferring from juco.

Whoever wins the job at quarterback, he’ll be protected by an offensive line that, according to Miles, has the potential to be better than last year’s line despite losing Hakeem Adeniji to the sixth round of the NFL draft and Antione Frazier to the transfer pool.

“Great compliment from a great coach,” senior offensive lineman Chris Hughes said after learning of Miles’s claim, according to 247Sports.com. “I agree. I feel like it really comes from us being closer together. With COVID and everything, it made us realize that you’re as strong as your weakest link, and when everybody’s strong, your team is amazing.”

The line will be tasked with blocking for star junior back Pooka Williams, who ranked third among Big 12 players in rushing yards in each of the last two seasons.

Last year, the Jayhawks scored 23.5 points per game and surrendered 36.1 per game, ranking 101st and 120th out of 130 FBS teams.

On the defensive side, the Jayhawks are hoping for a boost from sophomore defensive back Kenny Logan, who spent training camp impressing with his ball skills. Logan played primarily on special teams last year, but will see snaps at safety in 2020.

“He’s come a long way,” senior cornerback Kyle Mayberry said, per 247Sports.com. “He’s another guy, I wanna say he and Duece [Mayberry] are tied for leading the camp in interceptions. He’s just going and getting the football. That’s one of his outstanding traits.”

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