The Big Ten Network will televise six Golden Gopher matches this season as part of its fall television package.
Minnesota's six matches on the Big Ten Network are the most of any program in the conference this season. The Golden Gophers
first match will be live at Iowa on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. Minnesota will also face Northwestern on the road on Sunday, Oct.
10 in a match that will be tape-delayed at 6 p.m.
The Golden Gophers third match on the network will be a live broadcast at Ohio State on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. Minnesota's first televised home match will come against Iowa on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. The Golden Gophers next televised match will be at Illinois in a live broadcast at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Minnesota will wrap up its Big Ten Network schedule with a live broadcast at home against three-time defending national champion Penn State on Saturday, Nov. 27.
Minnesota returns nine letterwinners from a 2009 squad that went 28-9 and advanced to the program's third Final Four. The Golden Gophers returnees are highlighted by 2009 First-Team All-American Lauren Gibbemeyer, 2009 NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player Tabitha Love and senior Hailey Cowles, who was named to the 2009 Final Four All-Tournament team.