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In case of storm, Gophers reschedule spring football game

The weather Thursday calls for a high of around 50 degrees.
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To avoid playing their annual spring football game in bad weather, the Gophers have moved the game to this Thursday at 6 p.m. 

The game, a glorified scrimmage, was originally scheduled to be played at noon on Saturday, but the potential for a big storm to blow through gave the Gophers reason to reschedule. 

"The move is being made in the interest of student-athlete and fan safety as the National Weather Service is forecasting a strong storm to move through the region this weekend." 

"We recognize that some of our fans, especially those with families were planning to come to the game on Saturday, so we will schedule a fan event with our team that allows for them to connect with our student-athletes later this year," said head coach P.J. Fleck. 

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Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium and the game is free to attend, although parking in the Maroon, Gold and Victory lots will cost $4-$6. 

The weather is supposed to be pretty nice on Thursday with a forecast high of 49 degrees. 

If you can't make it to the stadium you'll be able to watch it live on BTN2Go and on tape-delay at 8 p.m. Thursday on Big Ten Network. 

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