Football fans experienced disruptions from both Mother Nature and ESPN+ Saturday while the No. 24 Wildcats took on Oklahoma State in Stillwater. (Full coverage, Page B1.)
The Wildcats and Cowboys faced a lightning delay of just over an hour during the first half of play.
On top of weather, fans attempting to watch the game from home expressed their frustrations with ESPN+ on social media. One fan referred to the streaming service as “ESPN Minus.”
This is the first time a K-State football game has been broadcast on ESPN+. ESPN+ is a streaming servive launched in 2018. It costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually and is not part of a cable or satellite subscription.
Fans experienced frozen screens and delays while using ESPN+. They also complained that the network didn’t use virtual markings, like a first-down marker, either.
In the past, Big 12 games generally have been televised. Other games have been on K-State HD.