12.27.11 THE GAME PLAN

THE BUZZ After the NBA lockout and a less-than-stellar Gophers nonleague schedule, we suddenly have regular-season Wolves and Big Ten Gophers games on the same night.

REMOTE PATROL Speaking of that, you'll need to be deft with the remote. Gophers vs. Illinois (6:30 p.m., BTN) is first, but Wolves vs. Bucks (7:30, FSN) follows soon thereafter.

CLICK PICK There was a Wolves buzz on Twitter. From @Leb13: Never thought I'd be saying that I'm excited to try to get tickets for the @MNTimberwolves game tonight!

STAR GAZING Catcher Yorvit Torrealba was suspended 66 games by the Venezuelan League for striking an umpire. Suspensions don't carry over to MLB, but reputations do.

FAST FACT Counting two years in college at Cal and his entire career with the Packers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has now thrown 132 touchdown passes with just 38 INTs.