The Gophers men’s hockey team’s second Big Ten game of the season against Penn State was moved to Oct. 15 to avoid a Saturday night conflict with the football team.
With the football team playing host to Michigan State at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, at TCF Bank Stadium, the hockey team’s series finale against the Nittany Lions was pushed back to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.
Fox Sports North will televise the Sunday game.
U volleyball at No. 6
With their second loss in as many weeks, the Gophers volleyball team fell three spots to No. 6 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
The Gophers (13-2), ranked No. 1 two weeks ago, lost at Nebraska on Friday, after losing at home to Michigan State the previous weekend. The Cornhuskers (11-3) jumped up to No. 4, with the top three teams — Florida, Stanford and Penn State — remaining the same.
• Southwest Minnesota State remained the top-ranked program in Division II. The Mustangs (15-0) are off to the best start in school history. No. 2 Concordia (St. Paul) (14-1) and No. 6 Minnesota Duluth (13-2) also stayed at their same rankings in the AVCA poll.
Figure skating in Blaine
The Schwan Super Rink in Blaine will play host to the Upper Great Lakes Figure Skating Championship from Wednesday to Sunday. A total of 816 skaters will compete. The event is the first step to qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating Championship in San Jose, Calif.