April 24, 2012
Minnesota's home football game against Syracuse of the Big East Conference on Saturday, Sept. 22nd at TCF Bank Stadium has been set for a 7 p.m. (CT) kickoff and will air live on the Big Ten Network, Big Ten Conference officials announced today.
The matchup is one of 14 primetime television selections announced by the league office and will serve as the lone night game of the 2012 season at TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota's 2012 game vs. Syracuse concludes a two-tame, home-and-home series with the Orange. The Gophers defeated Syracuse in the 2009 season opener at the Carrier Dome, 23-20 in overtime.
All time, Minnesota and Syracuse have met on the gridiron three times, with the Gophers holding a 2-1 edge in the series.
Minnesota opens its 2012 football campaign on the road at UNLV on Thursday, August 30.
2012 Big Ten Prime Time Selections
Big Ten Network
Sept. 1--Indiana State at Indiana, 7 CDT
Sept. 8--Vanderbilt at Northwestern, 7 CDT
Sept. 15--Utah State at Wisconsin, 7 CDT
Sept. 15--Ball State at Indiana, 7 CDT
Sept. 22--Syracuse at Minnesota, 7 CDT
Sept. 22--Louisiana Tech at Illinois, 7 CDT
Oct. 13--Ohio State at Indiana, 7 CDT
Oct. 20--Penn State at Iowa, 7 CDT
8/31--Boise State at Michigan State, ESPN, time TBD
Sept. 15--Notre Dame at Michigan State, platform and time TBD
Sept. 29--Wisconsin at Nebraska, platform and time TBD
Oct. 6--Nebraska at Ohio State, platform and time TBD
Oct. 27--Ohio State at Penn State, platform and time TBD
Oct. 27--Michigan at Nebraska, platform and time TBD