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Gopher Sports: Weekend Preview/How To Watch

Here is how you can check out The Gophers this weekend!

Gopher Hockey heads to Columbus for a big weekend series

With main job duties getting in the way of full previews this week, here are short previews along with how to watch/stream/listen to your favorite Minnesota Golden Gophers sports teams this weekend:

Gopher Men’s Hockey:

The Gophers head to Columbus to take on The #2/3 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes this weekend. The Buckeyes are in first place in the Big Ten and barring an epic collapse should earn a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Gophers are now in fourth place in the final home ice position in the conference after getting swept at Penn State last weekend. The Gophers are not in a great position and really would benefit from stealing a few points from the Buckeyes this weekend but it will not be easy. The two teams tied 2-2 twice in Minneapolis back in November, but the Gophers lost the extra conference point in double overtime both nights.

How To Watch/Listen:

Where: Columbus, Ohio

When: 5 PM Friday/Saturday


Stream: BTN2Go

Radio: 1130 AM/ 103.f FM/ I Heart Radio App

Gopher Women’s Hockey:

The Gophers host their final home regular season games on the season when Minnesota State comes to town this weekend. It will be senior weekend as the Gophers honor their eight graduating players. They include Tianna Gunderson, Emma May, Kelly Pannek, Jackie Pieper, Nicole Schammel, Sierra Smith, Sophie Skarzynski, and Taylor Williamson.

The Gophers are ranked #1 in the nation but are in second place in the WCHA two points behind Wisconsin with four games remaining in the regular season. The Badgers are in Duluth to face UMD this weekend.

The Gophers should be able to easily handle the Mavericks this weekend to set up a final weekend showdown to determine the regular season WCHA Champion. Saturday's game at Ridder Arena is Fan Appreciation Day

How To Watch/Listen:

Where: Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, MN

When: 7 PM Friday/ 4 PM Saturday

Stream: BTN + ($$)

Radio: 96.7 FM/ I Heart Radio App

Gopher Men’s Basketball:

See our full preview HERE

How To Watch/Listen:

Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN

When: 1 PM Saturday


Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: 100.3 FM I Heart Radio App

Gopher Women’s Basketball:

The Gophers take on Penn State on Sunday. Read about their win over Purdue Thursday HERE.

How To Watch/Listen:

Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN

When: 1 PM Sunday


Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: 96.7 FM/ I Heart Radio App

Gopher Softball:

The Gophers are back in Florida to take part in the St. Pete/Clearwater Invite. The Gophers will play four games on the weekend with three of them streamed on Watch ESPN. Minnesota will play #6 Tennessee Friday afternoon, Notre Dame and #1 Florida State on Saturday, and then California on Sunday. All but the Notre Dame game will be streamed.

How To Watch:

Friday vs Tennessee—2PM

Saturday vs Florida State—6:30 PM

Sunday vs California 9 AM

All Streamed on WATCH ESPN

Gopher Women’s Gymnastics:

The #16 Gophers will take on Maryland Friday night in their final Big Ten regular season meet of the year. The Gophers are undefeated in Big Ten competition this season and will look to continue to move up the national rankings. The only other Big Ten school ranked higher than the Gophers is #8 Michigan. The meet will begin at 7:30 Friday night and will air live on BTN.

How To Watch:

Where: Maturi Pavillion, Minneapolis, MN

When: 7:30 PM Friday


Stream: BTN2GO

Gopher Men’s Tennis:

The #25 Gopher Men’s tennis team will host two matches this weekend. Friday evening the Gophers will host Wichita State and Sunday morning the Gophers will host Western Michigan. Minnesota is 7-1 in the spring season and will look to remain hot. The two matches can be viewed for free on

How To Watch:

Friday vs Wichita State—6PM

Sunday vs Western Michigan—11AM

Can be streamed free HERE

Gopher Wrestling:

The Gophers will host their final Big Ten duel meet of the season when the host Indiana at the Pav on Sunday. The Gophers should not have much trouble with the Hoosiers as they are 4-0 compared to 2-2 for Indiana against common competition this season. The match will take place at 1PM Sunday and will stream on BTN + ($$)