Watch Big XII Basketball Games
Choose between cord cutter and cable TV packages to find every way you can get Big XII basketball games on your television or stream on any number of compatible devices - Apple and Android mobile phones and tablets, smart TVs, computers and popular streaming boxes.
The Big XII doesn't have it's own network like the SEC or ACC, but they do have a great partnership with ESPN and ESPN+ that live streams and/or broadcasts a large number of Big XII regular season and exhibition games from eight of the ten schools (all except Texas and Oklahoma, though ESPN will air some of their road games).
In addition to ESPN+ and ESPN, ABC, CBS and FOX Sports Networks (FSN) have broadcasting rights to air Big XII games. All networks, live streams and apps are detailed in sections throughout, with cable providers for each option and device compatibility for all streams.
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
The Big XII doesn't have it's own conference-specific TV network, but they do have something very close to that - a massive contract with ESPN, specifically with ESPN's digital-only streaming service ESPN+.
ESPN+ live streams hundreds of Big XII games and events between the sports of basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, softball, baseball and more. So much content that ESPN+ created a platform within ESPN+ just for the Big XII called 'Big 12 Now on ESPN+'.
Big 12 Now on ESPN+ exclusively airs all Big XII games contracted to ESPN that ESPN doesn't air on its ESPN TV channels. The exact number per season isn't officially listed but expect each team within the Big XII to make anywhere from 5-20 appearances on ESPN+ every regular season and into the conference tournament games. Well, all teams except for Texas and Oklahoma.
Texas already has it's own network, the Longhorn Network. And Oklahoma has long-term right agreements with Fox Sports. So for the time being ESPN+ will not feature the Longhorns or Sooners home games, but they will occasionally live stream both team's away games. Once Oklahoma's contract with Fox Sports expires, ESPN+ might gain rights to that team as well, but don't expect the Longhorns to give away their rights anytime soon, if ever.
ESPN+ is a standalone streaming-only service that live streams college basketball games but also many other college sports like MLB, NHL, MLS, live boxing fights, UFC events, pro tennis matches and more. They also produce their own original content and allow you to re-watch past live games, including all recent Big XII games.
Watch ESPN+ live streams and full game replays of Big XII games from the WatchESPN website or ESPN app. All you need to do is sign up for ESPN+, create a username and password and login.
WatchESPN works on any computer browser and the ESPN app is available on these devices - all iOS and Android smart phones and tablets, Roku players, Google Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs and all smart TVs with androidtv, Playstation and Xbox consoles, Amazon Fire devices and even Oculus VR devices.
|Network||Cost||Big XII Teams Featured||Live Stream||App|
|ESPN+||$4.99/month, $49.99/yr||Baylor, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas St, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, West Virginia||Watch ESPN Plus||ESPN app|
Watch Big XII Basketball on ESPN
ESPN owns a vast majority of college basketball coverage in general and they air many Big XII games every season and into the Big XII tournament. Games can air live on any of the ESPN cable TV channels but the games always live stream on the WatchESPN website or ESPN app no matter which ESPN station the game airs in.
Look for Big XII games to air on the main ESPN channel for the biggest match-ups, as well as ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and ESPNews depending on how popular the game expects to be.
ESPN channels are all cable networks; ESPN and ESPN2 come standard on most every basic cable TV package while ESPN3, ESPNU and ESPNews are sometimes hit and miss; use the table below to see which cable providers and plans carry each network.
The live stream on WatchESPN works on any computer browser. And the ESPN app works on all iOS and Android smart devices (mobile phones and tablets), Roku players, Google Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs and all smart TVs with androidtv, the gaming consoles of Playstation and Xbox, all Amazon Fire devices and even the Oculus VR device.
Big XII Games on ABC
ABC airs a handle of Big XII games during the regular season. Given that ABC and ESPN are sister stations, you can live stream all games airing live on ABC with the same WatchESPN website and ESPN app. You can also use the ABC live stream or ABC app (though it only works in certain areas). Best option is to stick with ESPN access.
ABC is a local TV channel that airs nationwide. You can get this channel with a digital antenna hooked up to your television completely for free, if you live close enough to pick up the signal. Otherwise ABC comes standard with most every cable package out there as part of a local TV lineup.
WatchESPN works on every computer browser and the ESPN app works on all Apple and Android smart phones and tablets, along with Roku players, Google Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs and all smart TVs with androidtv, the gaming consoles of Playstation and Xbox, all Amazon Fire devices and even the Oculus VR device.
CBS Airing Big XII Games
CBS Sports also produces a few Big XII games during the regular season and airs the games live on their main CBS channel. You can also pick up this channel for free with a digital antenna or expect CBS to already be included in most every basic cable TV package.
CBSSports.com airs CBS Big XII games completely for FREE, or can use the CBS Live TV link which requires you to login with your cable info. You can also subscribe to CBS All Access and live stream the games from there; the service comes with several CBS shows on-demand and access to some of the channel's live programs. A free trial is offered.
The CBS Sports app works on any Apple or Android mobile device that has access to the app store, Apple TVs, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices.
Big XII Matchups on FOX
Fox Sports airs a small amount of Big XII games every season and broadcasts those games on one of the Fox Sports Networks, a group of regional sports TV channels that come standard in most cable TV package that include regional sports channels. Use the table below to see all the cable providers that carry FSN.
The regional Fox Sports network you get will depend on your location (unless you use a VPN from a computer or mobile device). If you aren't comfortable live streaming FSN from Fox Sports with a VPN you can always contact your cable provider and see about adding all FSN channels to your plan for an additional monthly fee.
The Fox Sports live stream works on any computer browser and the Fox Sports app works on any iOS or Android smart phone or tablet, as well as on Apple TV, Roku players, XBOX gaming consoles, Google Chromecast, FireTV products and any smart TV with androidtv.