2020-21 Schedule

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Well the record is going to be a bit rough but as they say "lots of opportunities to show the committee they can beat good teams"! that first 8 games could be a back breaker. Certainly a shot we go 1-7 in that stretch and not play bad at all and have our spirit crushed
 

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I assume preseason ranking played in this, but not sure.

Play 4 preseason top 25 teams twice in conference.
Iowa (5) Illinois (8) Rutgers (24) Michigan (25)


6 teams once with 3 ranked and 3 unranked.
Wisconsin (7)Away MSU (13)Home OSU (23)Home
 

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Rough 5 game stretch to start the conference season. The top 4 of the conference plus St. Louis in the middle
 

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That's a ridiculous gauntlet to start the Big Ten... yikes. I hope the team is ready by then. They really need to add another non-conference game if at all possible. Only five right now?
 

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When the gophers schedule comes out the first thing i do is try to figure out what games i might attend. Gophers basketball is my favorite in person sporting event. My main takeaway from the schedule release is i am really going to miss that walk into the barn this season and all the excitement that goes along with it.
 
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The important thing here is that the Big Ten plays as many non con games as possible and does well to establish this is clearly the best conference in the country.

It would be awful if that didn’t happen and according the the metrics, a 10-10 Big Ten record counted the same as a 10-10 record for any other conference.

As long as that happens, I’m ok with having a rough schedule as long our wins count as quality wins and our losses are considered good losses, it will all even out even if we do slip up a bit in conference.
 

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that first 8 games could be a back breaker. Certainly a shot we go 1-7 in that stretch and not play bad at all and have our spirit crushed
Well, remember, we were top 25 in football before the season started. Penn State was higher ranked. During this COVID era, some of these teams aren't going to be doing as well as expected while others will do better than expected.
 

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If programs have very intensive protocols, it's a few people, and most of them are unlikely to have severe symptoms anyway -- let alone the fact that some teams have players who've already had it and recovered -- I say let them play the games in empty stadiums.

There is very little risk that a team having players who get infected during a game will result in a spreading event, and the people need something to watch and cheer for while we're locked down.


Just do the best you can the limit the infections in games, and realize it's a wacky year.
 

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Today's STrib:

Big Ten teams are only allowed to play up to seven nonconference games.

The initial challenge that Pitino and his peers face will be figuring out how many games they can actually play in the next month before the Big Ten schedule resumes in January. The Gophers recently returned from a five-day pause after some players tested positive for COVID-19.

“We are planning to play the seven,” Pitino said Tuesday, “but with the understanding that anything can happen.”

What was already known is that Pitino’s eighth season opens next Wednesday against Wisconsin-Green Bay at Williams Arena. The seven-game nonconference slate isn’t complete, though. Eastern Washington backed out of the multiple-team event with the Gophers and Loyola Marymount from Nov. 28-30 at the Barn, according to sources.

LMU is still scheduled to play in Minnesota, but the Gophers are seeking another opponent. Another possibility is for the Gophers to play LMU twice if the NCAA accepts a waiver.
 

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Today's STrib:

Big Ten teams are only allowed to play up to seven nonconference games.

The initial challenge that Pitino and his peers face will be figuring out how many games they can actually play in the next month before the Big Ten schedule resumes in January. The Gophers recently returned from a five-day pause after some players tested positive for COVID-19.

“We are planning to play the seven,” Pitino said Tuesday, “but with the understanding that anything can happen.”

What was already known is that Pitino’s eighth season opens next Wednesday against Wisconsin-Green Bay at Williams Arena. The seven-game nonconference slate isn’t complete, though. Eastern Washington backed out of the multiple-team event with the Gophers and Loyola Marymount from Nov. 28-30 at the Barn, according to sources.

LMU is still scheduled to play in Minnesota, but the Gophers are seeking another opponent. Another possibility is for the Gophers to play LMU twice if the NCAA accepts a waiver.
Have they announced the game times yet? I'm out on the West Coast. Non-cable TV ways to watch games? I did Hulu a couple of years ago to get Big Ten Network. Is that still the best option, or would something like Sling TV be a better way to go?
 

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Have they announced the game times yet? I'm out on the West Coast. Non-cable TV ways to watch games? I did Hulu a couple of years ago to get Big Ten Network. Is that still the best option, or would something like Sling TV be a better way to go?
I'm also on the West coast (LA Area) Last year I noticed that some of the gopher games were posted to youtube within a few days. that's one option. I have youtube tv which gets the big ten network but you won't get all the games since some may be on BT + . Youtube TV has gotten pricier. Sometimes REDDIT has some subreddit streams of college basketball. There are other streaming sites around as well.
 

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However you can get BTN, is your best bet. Streaming live TV over the internet has a few different options, shop around.
 
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