Eau Claire (WQOW) -- UW-Eau Claire dropped its WIAC opener on Saturday, falling to 1-3 overall, but the Blugolds are turning the page to their next challenge, a road trip to La Crosse.
Saturday will be the 85th meeting all-time between these programs. La Crosse has won 54 of those games, although Eau Claire has won three of the last five, and seven of the last ten, including a 20-14 win last year at Carson Park.
"I think that every single game that I've played in against La Crosse has always been a close game, there's not been a real blowout on either side," says senior guard Jake Coenen, "I think that's a huge part of makes a rivalry a rivalry, is, like the competitiveness that comes in every single game.."
The Blugolds battle the Eagles this Saturday. You can watch it on WXOW 19 or online here - Pregame begins at 11 a.m., kickoff is set 11:30 a.m.