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Big Ten Tournament Live Stream 2017: Watch Online without Cable

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Big Ten Tournament live stream

Date: March 8th-12th, 2017
Channels: ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network, CBS
Live stream: DIRECTV NOW (free 7-day trial), CBS All Access (free 7-day trial)

The Big Ten Conference is home to some truly dominant teams, with schools like Purdue, Maryland and Wisconsin. From March 8th through 12th, the Big Ten teams will come together for the Big Ten Tournament 2017, and there’s a lot on the line: the winner will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. If you’re like millions of other fans who have ditched cable, you might be looking for a way to watch Big Ten Tournament online.

Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this guide, we’ll explain how to get the Big Ten Tournament live stream without cable TV. The Big Ten Tournament schedule shows that games will fall on ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network and CBS – and luckily, all of these networks are available without cable. Keep reading for your Big Ten Tournament live streaming options.


Get Big Ten Tournament Live Stream with DIRECTV NOW

DIRECTV NOW is the best service to use for Big Ten Tournament streaming this week. This cable alternative provides its subscribers with live access to over 80 channels for $50 per month in the “Just Right” package. You can watch all of these channels live on your favorite devices – like streaming players (Apple TV, Chromecast, etc.), mobile devices, computers and more.

In the Just Right package, you’ll get ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network and 80+ other networks. These three networks will 10 of the 13 tournament games. Unfortunately, CBS is not offered by DIRECTV NOW, so you won’t get the final three games with this service. Still, 10/13 games isn’t bad – and don’t forget that you’ll also get awesome general channels like FOX News, TNT, TBS, TruTV, AMC, HGTV, FS1, and many more. DIRECTV NOW will also be a great solution for March Madness streaming. Check out our DIRECTV NOW review to learn more.

So, to sum up, for $50 per month (with no contract) you can watch Big Ten Tournament online for 10 of the 13 games of the tournament. You’ll also enjoy over 80 other channels, so there’s something for the whole family. You can start things off with a free 7-day trial by clicking here.


Watch Big Ten Tournament Online with CBS All Access

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If you read the section above, you’ll understand that DIRECTV NOW offers access to the first 10 games, but not the final three. The good news is that CBS All Access DOES offer access to these three final games, and it’s only $5.99 per month!

CBS All Access is the official online streaming service of CBS itself. It offers the CBS live stream in most areas nationwide, and also offers tons of on-demand content including over 8,500 episodes of hit CBS TV shows. For sports fans, it offers coverage of Big Ten Tournament streaming during the Semifinals and Championship rounds. Check out our CBS All Access review to learn more. There’s a free 7-day trial available.

At $5.99 per month, this service is a fantastic bargain. If you want the whole tournament, we recommend signing up for both DIRECTV NOW and CBS All Access. Both services offer free trials, so you can actually get the Big Ten Tournament live stream free for the entire tournament!

Click here to sign up for a free trial of CBS All Access

Click here to sign up for a free trial of DIRECTV NOW

Combined, these two services will let you stream the ENTIRE Big Ten Tournament 2017 online!


The 2017 Big Ten Tournament is shaping up to be a week to remember. For scheduling info, check out this page. And to learn more about watching college basketball online, check out our NCAA basketball streaming guide.

Austin Meadows

Author Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows is a cord-cutting reporter living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific North West. Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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