MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Gophers football team’s first game of the season will be a battle for the Little Brown Jug when they host Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The Big Ten announced the schedule for the eight-game, conference-only season Saturday after voting earlier this week to start the football season the weekend of Oct. 24. The conference initially postponed the season due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Big Ten revealed there will also be a ninth game during what they are calling "Big Ten Champions Week" the weekend of Dec. 19.
GOPHER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
- Oct. 24: Minnesota vs. Michigan
- Oct. 31: Minnesota at Maryland
- Nov. 7: Minnesota at Illinois
- Nov. 14: Minnesota vs. Iowa
- Nov. 21: Minnesota vs. Purdue
- Nov. 28: Minnesota at Wisconsin
- Dec. 5: Minnesota vs. Northwestern
- Dec. 12: Minnesota at Nebraska
- Dec. 19: Minnesota vs. TBD