Minnesota Football: Gophers vs Badgers Kickoff Set for 2:30

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Kickoff time is finally announced, GameDay chooses their location, Gopher Hockey's Saturday night game vs UMD isn't on Saturday night anymore, and Gopher Football unlikely to be ranked in the AP Top 25.

Per Joe C of the Strib, the kickoff time for Minnesota and Wisconsin's battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe was finally announced this morning for 230pm. The game is this Saturday, November 23rd at TCF Bank Stadium and the game will be televised on ESPN.

As of right now single game tickets are still available through the Gopher Sports Ticket Office, but I would assume those won't be available for long. On the secondary ticket market like Stubhub, the cheapest ticket is going for $80, but expect those prices to go up too.

This is the longest running rivalry in all of college football, as the upcoming meeting with be the 123rd time the two schools have played since 1890. Minnesota leads the all-time series 58-56-8.

While the Gophers will be on ESPN's afternoon airwaves, in an unsurprising announcement the network's wildly popular Game Day preview show will not be broadcasting live from Dinkytown:

With Stanford's loss last night to USC, undefeated Baylor should move up to 4th in the BCS Standings while Oklahoma State could move into the top 10 after beating Texas.

Also because of the announced kickoff time, Gopher Hockey has moved their Saturday night game vs UMD to Sunday:

Finally, the newest AP and Coaches Polls won't be out until later today while the updated BCS Standings won't be released until 730pm tonight. Jerry Palm of CBS Sports believes Minnesota should move up to 24th in the BCS, but will once again NOT be ranked in the AP Top 25:

25. Ole Miss (NR): While the Coaches opted for Minnesota at No. 25 last week, AP voters had the Gophers behind both the Rebels and Georgia. With Minnesota off this week and Ole Miss crushing Troy, expect the Rebels to get the nod.

From last week's AP Poll #23 Texas, #24 Miami and #25 Georgia all lost yesterday, but along with Ole Miss Palm expects previously unranked Duke (who just beat Miami) and USC (who just beat #4 Stanford) to both jump Minnesota into the rankings.

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