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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: Start time, TV coverage, how to watch online, betting line, more

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Due to Hurricane Joaquin's approach toward the Atlantic Coast, the Big Ten Network has moved Michigan's game at Maryland up to noon E.T. from its originally scheduled time of 8 p.m. E.T.

First off, if you're reading this in the Mid-Atlantic region, please stay safe this weekend.

As far as how the time change impacts viewership for No. 16 Northwestern's matchup with Minnesota at noon E.T, it will move the game to BTN's alternate channel for most people outside of Chicago or Minneapolis.

Also, BTN moved the start of the Nebraska's game at Illinois back a half-hour from 3:30 p.m. ET to 4:02 p.m. ET seemingly to avoid a potential time conflict with the finishes of the Michigan-Maryland or Minnesota-Northwestern games.

Some have expressed frustration over why BTN did not move Northwestern's game to the primetime slot at 8 p.m. ET. On the surface the move would make sense, but logistically, it could have gotten tricky. Northwestern is one of three Big Ten and power-conference schools without permanent lights. Purdue and Michigan State are the others. It is possible that Northwestern would not have been able to move in the light installments in time. While unlikely that it would have been that difficult to roll in the lights by Saturday night, BTN decided not to make the move.

Broadcast Information

Kickoff time: 11:00 a.m. CT
TV: Big Ten Network (Check this link to find what channel Northwestern's game will be on in your area)
Watch OnlineBTN2Go
Mobile: BTN2Go app
Radio: WGN 720 AM, WNUR 89.3 FM
Listen OnlineWGNWNUR
Betting Line: Northwestern -3.5

Links

- Henry Bushnell previews the Big Ten West on the eve of a full slate of Big Ten Games

- Safety Godwin Igwebuike appears to be healthy for the Minnesota game, while tackle Geoff Mogus and superback Garrett Dickerson are out.

- Need to read up on Minnesota, check out our opponent links.

- We also asked The Daily Gopher a few questions about the matchup.

- Could another M00N be coming? Josh Burton investigates.

- Here are the three biggest matchups come Saturday.

- Our Pound the Talk podcast previews the Big Ten opener.

- Former Northwestern linebacker Nate Williams assesses the Wildcats after a 4-0 start.