How to Watch Ohio State College Football Games on TV in 2024 with & without Cable: Full Streaming Guide

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There might not be a hotter seat in college football than that of Ohio State head coach Ryan Day. On one hand, the Buckeyes might have the best roster in the entire nation. On the other, a losing streak to Michigan will not be tolerated.

In 2024, the Buckeyes are fully expecting to win a National Championship.

So you don't want to miss a single game.

This guide will help you navigate the various options for watching Ohio State on TV, whether you have cable or prefer streaming services.

How to Watch Ohio State CFB Games on Cable

Major Networks Broadcasting College Football

  • ESPN Networks: Overview and regional availability.
  • Fox Sports: Key games and regions.
  • CBS Sports: Coverage of SEC and other conferences.
  • NBC Sports: Primarily Notre Dame and select Big Ten games.

Conference-Specific Networks

  • Big Ten Network (BTN): Now part of Fox Sports, can be accessed via the Fox Sports app. Big Ten Plus will stream non-televised events. Certain Big Ten games air on Peacock.
  • Big 12+: Select games, part of ESPN+.
  • SEC Network: Part of ESPN App and ESPN+. Will feature select SEC football games.
  • ACC Network: Available on major streaming sites and certain cable packages. Football broadcast schedule yet to be revealed.

Radio Broadcasts

  • 97.1 The Fan broadcasts Ohio State football games.
  • Streams are available on their website, on their app or on iHeartRadio.

How to Stream Ohio State Games Without Cable

Streaming Services

For cord-cutters, several streaming services offer access to Ohio State games:

  • DirectTV Stream
  • FuboTV
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • Sling TV
  • YouTube TV

Streaming on FuboTV

FuboTV provides access to many of the channels broadcasting Ohio State games. Currently, the Buckeyes are locked in to games on CBS, BTN, FOX. FuboTV carries local channels within market. 

Packages start at $79.99 per month and feature unlimited cloud DVR.

Streaming on Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV offers a broad selection of channels, including those broadcasting Ohio State games. It also includes access to Hulu’s on-demand library. 

Plans start at $76.99 per month and feature unlimited cloud DVR and Hulu's streaming catalog.

Streaming on YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers extensive sports coverage and includes channels that will broadcast Ohio State games. It’s a flexible option for cord-cutters and features a multi-picture setup for fans wanting to watch multiple games.

Streaming on ESPN+

Although it is unlikely that any Ohio State games end up on ESPN+, the app does feature plenty of college football games throughout the season.

ESPN+ is $10.99 as a standalone service, or you can bundle it with Disney+ and Hulu for $14.99.

Special Considerations for College Football Streaming

Blackout Restrictions

  • Blackout restrictions occur when a certain broadcast has been sold to a particular network or region by the league or rightsholder. These are used to protect the party that owns the rights to the broadcast, and to encourage users to seek out their broadcast.
  • It is rare for blackout restrictions to pop up during college football season, however, a VPN would allow someone to circumvent any restrictions by changing their IP address.

International Viewing

  • International college football fans would be well served to sign up for a VPN. With a VPN, their IP address could be changed on the fly, allowing them to sign up for any US streaming service.
  • We won't promote any particular VPN here, but there are dozens of options.

Free Trials and Promotions

  • FuboTV offers a weeklong free trial to new users. YouTube TV has an offer for new users allowing them to save $30 for their first three months. Hulu's free trial is just 72 hours.
  • To get the most bang for your buck, we'd recommend signing up for FuboTV during Week Zero, allowing you to get two week's worth of games during the free trial period.

Ohio State Buckeyes 2024 TV Schedule



Time (ET)


Aug. 31

vs Akron



Sep. 7

vs Western Michigan



Sep. 21

vs Marshall



Sep. 28

@ Michigan State



Oct. 5

vs Iowa



Oct. 12

@ 3 Oregon



Oct. 26

vs Nebraska



Nov. 2

@ 8 Penn State



Nov. 9

vs Purdue



Nov. 16

@ Northwestern



Nov. 23

vs Indiana



Nov. 30

vs 13 Michigan



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