July 11, 2013
The Big Ten Conference announced Minnesota's 2016 and 2017 Big Ten home and away schedules today.
Minnesota opens 2016 Big Ten play at Penn State on Oct. 1. The Gophers will then face Iowa at home on Oct. 8 before facing Maryland and Rutgers in league play for the first time. The Gophers will travel to Maryland on Oct. 15 before welcoming Rutgers to TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 22. Minnesota will also play home games against Purdue (Nov. 5) and Northwestern (Nov. 19) and road games at Illinois (Oct. 29), Nebraska (Nov. 12) and Wisconsin (Nov. 26).
To accommodate the league’s move to a nine-game conference schedule, Minnesota’s road game in 2016 at Miami (Ohio) has been moved to Sept. 7, 2019.
In 2017, the Gophers will begin league play at home against Maryland (Sept. 30) before traveling to Purdue (Oct. 7). Minnesota will then play back-to-back home games against Michigan State (Oct. 14) and Illinois (Oct. 21) before visiting Iowa (Oct. 28) and Michigan (Nov. 4). The Gophers will then close out the season against Nebraska (Nov. 11), at Northwestern (Nov. 18) and at Wisconsin (Nov. 25).
Minnesota's 2016 Big Ten Schedule
Oct. 1 at Penn State
Oct. 8 Iowa
Oct. 15 at Maryland
Oct. 22 Rutgers
Oct. 29 at Illinois
Nov. 5 Purdue
Nov. 12 at Nebraska
Nov. 19 Northwestern
Nov. 26 at Wisconsin
Minnesota's 2017 Big Ten Schedule
Sept. 30 Maryland
Oct. 7 at Purdue
Oct. 14 Michigan State
Oct. 21 Illinois
Oct. 28 at Iowa
Nov. 4 at Michigan
Nov. 11 Nebraska
Nov. 18 at Northwestern
Nov. 25 Wisconsin
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Road Game Tickets On Sale Now
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