Minnesota Gophers Thanksgiving Weekend Viewing Guide!


We hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving Day, but turkey time is over and it’s time for a huge Minnesota Gophers Sports Weekend. The ax is up for grabs, as is the bragging rights in Grand Forks. The Gopher Women’s Hockey team has a big holiday tournament to attend, and volleyball may be playing for its NCAA tournament host rights. Here’s how you can watch it all this weekend!

Friday November 26

Women’s Basketball vs. Bradley 3PM BTN +

The Gopher women’s basketball team are back at the barn after a 6th place finish at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament last weekend. The Gophers will face Bradley of the Missouri Valley who is 3-1 this season. The counseling time is 3 p.m. and it will be broadcast live on BTN and can be heard on the KFAN + I Heart radio stream.

Women’s Hockey vs. Mercyhurst (in Nashville) 4:30 p.m. Twitch Stream

The # 3 Gopher women’s hockey team brings a 10-game winning streak into the weekend when they travel to Nashville for the Smashville Showcase event. Minnesota are 10-1 against the Lakers / The Gophers will open the game against Mercyhurst on Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. and the game will be streamed for free on the Total Hockey Twitch page HERE.

Men’s hockey in North Dakota at 7 p.m. – Midco / Xfinity / MediaCom

Gopher’s men’s hockey team will take on one of their rivals from North Dakota in Grand Forks this weekend. It will be a tough job for the Gophers who have split their last three Big Ten series and will now face a team from Tom NCHC in their home arena. It also won’t be the easiest series to watch if you live in the Twin Cities, as the TV rights are held by the Fighting Hawks who air their show on Midco Sports. A simulcast of this show will be picked up and broadcast on Xfinity Channel 999 and Media Com Channel MC22. If you don’t have one of these providers, you’re out of luck. You can stream the game on NCHC.TV for a fee … not cheap either, can we add, or just listed by Wally and Frank like the rest of us on 1130 AM / 103.5 FM or l I Heart Radio application.

Volleyball @ Penn State 7pm — BTN

The Gopher volleyball team will face their last very tough road task on Friday night at Penn State. Minnesota is 13-5 in conference while Penn State is 12-6. Minnesota have two games behind Nebraska and Wisconsin, who meet tonight in what is a virtual Big Ten Championship game in Madison. Minnesota were swept 3-0 by Penn State in the Pav in October. The Gophers might need a win to win the home of an NCAA Regional next weekend. As the weekend approaches, they are teetering near 16th place in the RPI, which the committee will use to determine the top 16 seeds in the NCAA tournament and who will host the first two rounds.

saturday 27 november

Football vs Wisconsin 3 p.m. FOX

The battle for the Paul Bunyan ax kicks off at 3 p.m. in front of a nationwide audience on Fox after an introduction in Michigan and Ohio. It’s possible that the Big Ten West could be up for grabs depending on how Nebraska fares against Iowa on Friday. Either way, Minnesota is desperate to win back the Axis at home for the first time since 2003.

Women’s Hockey vs. Colgate / Boston College 1/4:30 PM Twitch

The Gopher Women will face either Colgate (which they swept down the road earlier this season) or Boston College in Game 2 of the Smashville Showcase on Saturday. If they win Friday against Mercyhurst, they will face the other title winner at 4.30am. Lose and they play in the consolation game at 1 p.m. The game will again stream on Twitch on the same link as Friday’s game.

Men’s hockey in North Dakota at 6 p.m. – same TV as Friday

The second game of the series between the Gophers and Fighting Hawks will face off at 6 p.m. Saturday night with the same TV partners as on Friday.

Volleyball @ Maryland 6 p.m. BTN +

The Gophers end the regular season in Maryland. Minnesota beat the Terps at Pav at the start of the season and it should be a win to end the Big Ten season and await their fate in the NCAA on Sunday night.

Sunday November 28

South Dakota State Fight 1 p.m. BTN +

The Gopher Wrestling Team returns to the Pav and welcomes the State of South Dakota. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on BTN +

Women’s basketball vs. UTSA 2PM BTN +

The Gopher Women play their second game in 48 hours as they welcome the UTSA Roadrunners to the barn. The game will be broadcast on BTN +.

Volleyball — NCAA Selection Show 7:30 PM ESPNU

The Gophers will find out their fate of the NCAA tournament at 7:30 a.m. Sunday night on ESPNU. Minnesota is set to host the first two rounds and we’ll find out if that happens or if they’ll have to be road warriors to return to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament.


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