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SATURDAY OPEN THREAD: football and hockey and lunch and beer discussions here!

Come hang with us while you enjoy a relaxing Saturday without a Badgers football game!

NCAA HOCKEY: MAR 24 Div I Women’s Championship - Minnesota v Wisconsin Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here is your spot to discuss all of the Saturday happenings with fellow Badgers fans. Drew will be at the Border Battle hockey game for No. 1 Wisconsin (10-0-0) vs. No. 2 Minnesota (9-1-0), your TV will have all of the day’s college football action and hopefully your fridge has all of the food and beer you need to enjoy a day on the couch because it is probably snowing/just snowed where you live.

To get your day started right take a peak at Belz’s recap from the men’s basketball exhibition last night and discuss what you think the rotation should look like before Micah Potter comes back.

How to watch/listen

TV: BTN+ (this is an additional subscription service that you probably don’t pay for), 2:07 p.m. CT, couldn’t find who the announcers will be

Streaming: BTN+

Radio/Satellite: 1310 AM

Live stats: Here!

Arena: Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, Minn.

Line: N/A

Fun facts (according to the media guides)

  • Wisconsin enters this weekend with a 24-game unbeaten streak and a 17-game winning streak.
  • Sophie Shirley, the 2019 WCHA Rookie of the Year, enters this weekend with a five-game goal streak.
  • Daryl Watts leads the nation with 28 points.
  • Wisconsin leads the country in power-play percentage (.487) and power-play goals (19). UW is only 10 power-play goals away from matching its total during the 2018-19 season.
  • Despite trailing the overall series (Minnesota has a 52-39-11 all-time record against Wisconsin), the Badgers have won nine of the last 12 meetings with the Golden Gophers, including two match ups in the NCAA tournament and a game in the WCHA Final Faceoff.
  • Minnesota ranks second in the WCHA and fifth in the nation with an average of 4.70 goals per game.