STrib: Badgers fell into a rut after original game with Gophers was canceled

BleedGopher

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per Blount:

Jack Sanborn has gotten used to the constant gyrations this season, navigating the abrupt shifts and recalibrations required of a football team trying to play through a pandemic. The Wisconsin linebacker wasn't demoralized by an injury to the starting quarterback, or the rash of positive tests that shut down team activities for 13 days, or the cancellation of two of the Badgers' first three games.

He had to work a little harder to absorb another blow. On Nov. 24, with the Gophers in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak, the plug was pulled on their trip to Wisconsin to play for Paul Bunyan's Axe.

"We were all excited to play them," Sanborn said. "To get that game canceled, it crushed us. A lot of us were a little upset because that's the big one, Wisconsin vs. Minnesota."


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A pity piece for Wisconsin football? Blount must be desperate.
 

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What the hell.... why are we reading stories about Badger football?
 

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We are far too close to the border, I'm afraid. Sconnie-ism is infecting our Minnesota towns and cities, our restaurants and bars, even our local newspapers.
 

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Pretty sure their rut started the week before that???
 

RememberMurray

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Maybe the deer hunters here can tell us when the rut started.
 

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More evidence that this game just means more to the fans, players, coaches, and schools than some random division crossover game.
 
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