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Gopher Sports: Weekend Preview

How to watch all the Minnesota Gophers action this weekend

Eric Miller—Gophersports.com

Another weekend, another busy one for the Minnesota Gophers. Five teams are in action Friday, and four each on Saturday and Sunday. Here is who they are, where they are playing, and how you can keep up with all the action from your couch.

Friday October 15th

Cross Country @ Nuttcombe Invitational—Madison, WI— 11 AM

Both the Gopher men’s and women’s cross-country teams are back in action at the Nuttycombe Invitational hosted by Wisconsin. It should be a good teat for both teams as this will be one of the most loaded fields prior to the NCAA Championships. 17 of the top 30 men’s teams and 18 of the top 30 women’s teams will be in the field for the event, including the #6 ranked Gopher women.

The event will feature an A race and a B race in each gender. Teams are only allowed to run their top seven runners in the A race with the remainder in the B race. The women’s B race will kick off the action at 11, with the men’s B race starting at 11:40. The Women’s A race will go off at 12:20, and the men’s A race finishes the day at 1:00. Live results will be available here, with a stream available for a fee.

Swimming and Diving @ Purdue—4PM

The Gopher men’s swimming and diving team heads to West Lafayette for a duel meet against the Boilermakers on Friday. It will be the first meet of the season for the Gopher men led by defending 2x NCAA Champion Max McHugh in the 100 and 200 meter breastroke events. A live stream will be available on the Purdue swimming and diving facebook page.

Women’s Hockey vs Minnesota State — 6PM

The #5/6 Gopher women are back in action at home Friday after splitting a series at Minnesota-Duluth last weekend. The Gophers earned a 3-1 on Friday before falling in overtime 5-4 on Saturday. Peyton Hemp continues her run for the WCHA Freshman of the Year award after a four assist weekend. Minnesota State comes into the series with a 5-1 record after sweeps of Mercyhurst and Lindenwood and a split with Minnesota Duluth. It may be one of the tougher Minnesota State teams the Gophers have seen in some time, but Minnesota is a better team. They will be putting a 95-3-3 and a current 50 game winning streak on the line this weekend against the Mavericks. Minnesota’s last loss to MSU was in 2007. The game will stream live on BTN+ ($$).

Men’s Hockey vs St. Cloud State—7 PM

The Gopher men open up the start of their home and home series against St. Cloud State in Mariucci tonight at 7PM. Read the full preview of this weekend’s action here. The game will air live on Bally Sports North, and stream on Bally Sports’s App and BTN+ ($$)

Saturday October 16th

Women’s Golf @ Pat Bradley Invitational—Sarasota, FL

The Gopher women’s golf team is back in action in Florida this weekend at the Pat Bradley Invitational hosted by Florida International. The Gophers join 14 other teams in the tournament that will be played on the Par 73 Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club - Cypress Links course. The Gophers will tee-off beginning at 8:40 Saturday morning for the first of three days of competition. Live leaderboards can be found here.

Football vs Nebraska—11 AM

The Gopher football team is back in action after their bye week when they host Nebraska at Huntington Bank Stadium in the Battle for the Broken Chair trophy. Check out a preview of the Cornhuskers here, and the three keys for Minnesota to beat Nebraska here. The game will air live on ESPN2 and will stream on the ESPN App.

Women’s Hockey @ Minnesota State-Mankato 4PM

Game two of the series between the Gophers and Mavercks shifts to Mankato. Face-off is at 4PM and will stream live on BTN+. ($$)

Men’s Hockey @ St. Cloud State —5 PM

Game two of the home and home between the Gophers and the Huskies moves up I-94 to St. Cloud on Saturday. Faceoff is at 5PM and will air on Fox9+ locally in Minnesota with the Huskies TV crew of Jim Rich, Mark Parrish and Pat Micheletti on the call. Streaming is available on NCHC.TV for a fee.

Sunday October 17th

Women’s Golf @ Pat Bradley Invitational—Sarasota, FL

Round two of the Pat Bradley Invitational tees off Sunday morning, with round three to follow on Monday. Live leaderboards can be found here.

Men’s Golf @ Isleworth Collegiate—Windermere, FL

The Men’s Golf team kicks off their first of three rounds at the Isleworth Collegiate hosted by Central Florida on Sunday. The teams will play the Par 72 Isleworth Country Club course which features such famous members as Tiger Woods, Mark O’Meara, David Duval, and others. The event will go into Monday and Tuesday as well with live scoring available here.

Volleyball vs Indiana—2PM

The Gopher volleyball team fresh off of a three game sweep of Northwestern on Wednesday at the Pav hosts Indiana at 2PM. Minnesota sits at 5-2 in Big Ten Play, good enough for 5th place in the Big Ten. Indiana is 2-5 with their conference wins coming over Michigan State and Rutgers. Minnesota should put the Hoosiers away quickly. The match will stream live on BTN+. ($$)

Soccer @ Northwestern —3PM

The Gopher soccer team heads to Evanston to take on Northwestern at 3PM on Sunday. Minnesota is coming off of their biggest win of the season a 5-0 slaughter of Illinois at home on Thursday night. McKenna Buisman scored a pair of goals, and Minnesota’s third goal at the end of the first half from Makenzie Langdok got attention from all over the Minnesota soccer community.

Minnesota is now 3-4 in the Big Ten with Northwestern at 3-3-1 and this is a big game for both teams. It will stream live on BTN+. ($$)