Gophers Announce Changes in Future Football Schedules

Go Gophers!
Coach Kill and the Gophers will open at home on Thursday night each of the next four seasons.

Go Gophers!
Coach Kill and the Gophers will open at home on Thursday night each of the next four seasons.
Go Gophers!

Oct. 16, 2012

University of Minnesota Athletics officials announce several changes to the Gophers' future non-conference football schedules today.

Athletics officials have reached an agreement with the Minnesota State Fair that will see the Gophers open the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 football seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the Thursday night before Labor Day. The games were originally scheduled to take place on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Minnesota will now host UNLV on Thursday, August 29, 2012, Eastern Illinois on Thursday, August 28, 2014, South Dakota State on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, and New Mexico State on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

Gopher athletics also announced today that the University of Minnesota and University of North Carolina football programs have cancelled their two-game, home-and-home series scheduled for the 2013 (at UNC) and 2014 (at TCF Bank Stadium) seasons. Minnesota is currently working to secure opponents for those dates.

Two other future opponents were also confirmed today. Minnesota has added Kent State to its 2015 schedule and will host the Golden Flashes on Sept. 19, 2015, while South Dakota State is scheduled to visit TCF Bank Stadium on August 29, 2019.

Future Minnesota Football Schedules (2013-2016)

2013
Aug. 29 - UNLV
Sept. 7 - TBA
Sept. 14 - Western Illinois
Sept. 21 - San Jose State
Sept. 28 - Iowa
Oct. 5 - at Michigan
Oct. 19 - at Northwestern
Oct. 26 - Nebraska
Nov. 2 - at Indiana
Nov. 9 - Penn State
Nov. 23 - Wisconsin
Nov. 30 - at Michigan State

2014
Aug. 28 - Eastern Illinois
Sept. 6 - Middle Tennessee St.
Sept. 13 - TBA
Sept. 20 - San Jose State
Sept. 27 - at Penn State
Oct. 11 - Northwestern
Oct. 18 - Michigan
Nov. 1 - at Nebraska
Nov. 8 - Indiana
Nov. 15 - at Iowa
Nov. 22 - at Wisconsin
Nov. 29 - Michigan State

2015
Sept. 3 - South Dakota State
Sept. 12 - at Colorado State
Sept. 19 - Kent State
Sept. 26 - Ohio
Oct. 3 - Nebraska
Oct. 10 - at Northwestern
Oct. 17 - at Michigan
Oct. 24 - Iowa
Oct. 31 - Ohio State
Nov. 7 - at Purdue
Nov. 21 - Wisconsin
Nov. 28 - at Michigan State

2016
Sept. 1 - New Mexico State
Sept. 10 - Indiana State
Sept. 17 - at Miami (Ohio)
Sept. 24 - Colorado State
Oct. 1 - at Iowa
Oct. 8 - Michigan
Oct. 22 - at Nebraska
Oct. 29 - Northwestern
Nov. 5 - at Ohio State
Nov. 12 - Purdue
Nov. 19 - at Wisconsin
Nov. 26 - Michigan State