How to Watch Colorado College Football Games on TV in 2024 With & Without Cable: Full Streaming Guide

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The Colorado Buffaloes are coming off a 4-8 season a year ago and hype has never been higher. That might seem strange at first, to think the eyes of the nation will be on a team that finished last in the Pac-12 in 2023.

But that's just part of the story. Coach Prime and the potential first-overall pick in the 2025 NFL Draft Shedeur Sanders lead the Buffs into 2024 will high expectations.

The team has brought on tons of transfer players to play for the NFL Hall of Famer. Traditionally, the transfer portal has been used to ice the cake - so to speak. A strong base with a couple of missing pieces can be elevated to another level with a couple of key additions.

But in Boulder, the strategy appears to be to get the best talent on campus as soon as possible. It's a huge departure in traditional college football philosophy, but we'll see how it plays out for Coach Prime.

How to Watch Colorado CFB Games on Cable

Major Networks Broadcasting College Football

  • ESPN Networks: Coverage of teams nationwide across the networks. Flex games and schedules subject to change.
  • Fox Sports: Key games across the country, heavier focus on Big Ten and Big 12.
  • CBS Sports: Coverage of SEC and other conferences.
  • NBC Sports: Primarily Notre Dame and select other 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.
  • 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

  • KOA NewsRadio is the home of the Colorado Buffaloes. Games are available via livestream on their website or on the iHeartRadio app.

How to Stream Colorado Games Without Cable

Streaming Services

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

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

Streaming on FuboTV

FuboTV provides access to many of the channels broadcasting Colorado games. Currently, the Buffaloes are locked in to games on ESPN, NBC, CBS and ABC. 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 Colorado 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 Colorado games. It’s a flexible option for cord-cutters and features a multi-picture setup for fans wanting to watch multiple games.

YouTube TV is $72.99 per month, but you can save $30 on your first three months.

Streaming on ESPN+

Due to its agreement with the Big 12, ESPN+ will likely feature some of Colorado games, although at this point we don't know which games.

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.

Colorado 2024 TV Schedule



Time (ET)


Aug. 29

vs North Dakota St.



Sep. 7

@ Nebraska



Sep. 14

@ Colorado St.



Sep. 21

vs Baylor



Sep. 28




Oct. 12

vs 20 Kansas St.



Oct. 19

@ 11 Arizona



Oct. 26

vs Cincinnati


ESPN Networks

Nov. 9

@ Texas Tech



Nov. 16

vs 10 Utah



Nov. 23

@ 22 Kansas



Nov. 29

vs 17 Oklahoma St.



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