The Big Ten Conference has announced kickoff times and television partners for Minnesota's next two football games.
This week's game at No. 15/16 Michigan State will kick off at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT) in East Lansing, Mich. The game will air on the Big Ten Network. Tom Hart, Anthony Herron and Lisa Byington will call the action on the television broadcast. Michigan State enters the game with a 8-1 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the Big Ten. The Spartans are coming off a 37-6 road loss at Iowa.
Next week's game at Illinois will begin at 11 a.m. CT in Champaign, Ill. The matchup with the Illini will also be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Illinois has been one of the surprise teams in the Big Ten this season, going into this week with a 5-3 overall record and a 3-2 mark in conference play. The Illini are at Michigan this week before coming home to host the Gophers.
Following those two games, Minnesota has a week off with a bye and then returns home for a rivalry game with Iowa. The Gophers and Hawkeyes will battle for Floyd of Rosedale on Nov. 27. Kickoff time and the television partner for that game should be announced in two weeks.