How to Watch Northwestern vs Purdue Wrestling Online Without Cable

Twitter/@NUWrestle Northwestern 157-pounder Ryan Deakin.

The No. 16 Purdue Boilermakers wrestling team will host the No. 21 Northwestern Wildcats in Big Ten action on Friday.

The match starts at 7 p.m. 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 Northwestern vs Purdue 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 Northwestern vs Purdue 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.


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 Northwestern vs Purdue 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 Northwestern vs Purdue 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).


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 Northwestern vs Purdue 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.


Northwestern vs Purdue Preview

Last season, these squads opened their conference schedules against one another on Jan. 10, as the Boilermakers claimed a 21-13 victory on the road.

Purdue’s Devin Schroder, a 125-pounder, began that dual by topping Michael DeAugustino 11-2.

“It’s a solid start to our conference schedule,” Purdue head coach Tony Ersland said after the triumph, according to the school’s athletics website. “Devin Schroder got us off to a great start and it was great to see a couple freshmen go out there and score bonus points where we needed them to.”

Schroder and DeAugustino will likely square off again on Friday. The former enters the season as the Boilermakers’ top-ranked wrestler at No. 4, according to InterMat. DeAugustino slots in at No. 8.

This time, they’ll be opening their teams’ regular seasons rather than their conference slates, as the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of the wrestling season until after the new year.

“We have good kids. We have talent, but what separates you from good to great to achieve these high goals we have as a team is operating consistently every day,” Ersland recently told the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “We’ve had to try to manufacture that in spurts.

“In this year where it is everything but normal, these kids have wrestled a majority of their lives. When you walk out, that is going to be the truly normal thing. From that standpoint, it is a win getting to the mat.”

Ryan Deakin headlines Northwestern’s lineup. InterMat’s top-ranked 157-pounder, Deakin went 21-0 last season and earned the No. 1 seed at the cancelled NCAA tournament.

“I think it’s a real cool opportunity to be that close,” Deakin said in a Northwestern athletics video series called “Cats Chats” soon after the cancellation. “Ninety-five percent of the season’s done, and I think I was in a pretty good position. I felt like I was wrestling well, prepared well, ready and excited to go wrestle at nationals.

“That being said I think a little adversity’s always good. I think something good’ll come out of this. It was a great year. Learned a lot, improved in my wrestling a lot. I think that being able to delay that gratification till next year and continuing to be able to build on the improvements from this year will be good long-term. It stung a lot I think right in the first moment, but important things were still intact.”

The senior will likely go up against No. 7 Kendall Coleman, whom Deakin bested twice last year: 14-0 in the schools’ dual, then 7-2 at the Big Ten championships.


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