I think that not having fans in the stands has affected the way a lot of teams play. Road wins that would be hard for some teams to come by, have been easier without the proverbial sixth man at the game.
Sling TV now has a sports add on that includes the Big Ten network. If you sign up for Sling Blue and just add the Sports Extra option. I have used Sling in the past but haven’t tried it with the sports option. It looks like the total damage will be $40. Not too bad IMO.