How to Watch Iowa vs Illinois Wrestling Online Without Cable

Twitter/@Hawks_Wrestling Iowa Hawkeyes 125-pounder Spencer Lee.

The No. 1 Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team will host the No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday.

The match starts at Noon ET and will be televised on Big Ten Network. But if you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, here’s how you can watch a live stream of Illinois vs Iowa online for free:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network, the BTN alternate channels (for when there are multiple games or matches on BTN at the same time) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Illinois vs Iowa live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, 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 the FuboTV website.

You can also 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 cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the match on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 50-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue + Sports Extra” bundle. It’s the cheapest streaming service with BTN, plus you can get $10 off your first month, and get Showtime, Starz and Epix included for free:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Illinois vs Iowa live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, 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 the Sling TV website.

You can also 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 comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Illinois vs Iowa live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.

You can also 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.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Illinois vs Iowa live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, 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 the Hulu website.

You can also 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 also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


Illinois vs Iowa Preview

The Hawkeyes opened their campaign with a pair of dominant victories, besting the then-No. 6 Nebraska Cornhuskers 31-6 at home on Jan. 15 before toppling the No. 15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 35-4 on the road a week later.

“Good lopsided win,” Iowa head coach Tom Brands said following the win over Minnesota, according to The Daily Iowan. “A lot of good things, a lot of hustle. But, there’s also things where I know we can score more points and maybe be more efficient as well.”

Defending Dan Hodge Trophy winner Spencer Lee, ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds by InterMat, pinned No. 12 Patrick McKee in under two minutes for his 25th consecutive victory.

“He’s still getting better. We love Spencer Lee, we love his approach,” Brands said of the senior, per The Daily Iowan. “We love what he’s done with this team.”

Sunday’s affair was originally intended to be a triangular meet involving the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines, but on Jan. 23, that school’s athletics department shut down activities for all teams for up to 14 days due a string of positive COVID-19 tests.

“We were all looking forward to it,” Hawkeyes 197-pounder Jacob Warner said, per The Daily Iowan. “Obviously they’re No. 2. We were assuming that they were going to have their big guns in the lineup getting ready to roll. When we found out, it was just a little disappointing.”

The matchup with Illinois is particularly meaningful for Warner, ranked No. 4 by InterMat, who hails from Tolono, IL.

“Illinois is huge. It’s probably bigger to me than a lot of my other teammates being from Illinois,” Warner said, per The Daily Iowan. “I live ten minutes from the campus, so I grew up in their wrestling room. I’ve been going there since I was eight years old. My kids club actually practiced there. So, it’s a big meet for me, a big one to get up for.”

The Fighting Illini are 4-0 on the young season, most recently edging the then-No. 16 Purdue Boilermakers 19-17 on the road on Jan. 22.

“I think we are off to a great start,” ninth-ranked 165-pounder Danny Braunagel said, according to The Daily Illini. “Everyone is wrestling really well. We are making good decisions and we are all being gritty through tough situations, but I still feel like we need to find our offense a little bit more. I feel like we will all have it down by the end of the season, and it will be something very exciting to see.”


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