Big Ten commish to discuss scheduling conflict

Where will the Gophers play those Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 home football games against Michigan and Michigan State? We could know more after a conference call Tuesday morning with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney, and officials from Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State. Also, find out how you can have lunch with Gophers coach Glen Mason this football season.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney to Discuss Gophers Scheduling Conflict With Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State Officials

Gophers football coaches, players and fans might know more about the Gophers scheduling conflict after a conference call Tuesday morning with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney. Delaney will discuss the situation with the presidents, football coaches, athletics directors and head coaches from Michigan State, Minnesota and Michigan Universities.

Last week Major League Baseball denied the Gophers' request to play its Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 home games the same day as a potential American League playoff game involving the Twins at the Metrodome. The Gophers are scheduled to play Michigan Oct. 11 and Michigan State Oct. 18.

Heading into action Tuesday, the Twins were in third place in the American League Central, but only 1-½ games out of first place. Gophers officials proposed moving the games to Friday – the day before they were originally scheduled each week – but Michigan and Michigan State officials oppose those options. Delaney has said he will give the schools until Wednesday to resolve the matter. If that doesn't work, the Big Ten Conference will then make the decision.

Jax Café To Host Football Luncheons With Coach Glen Mason

The Jax Café will host five football luncheons presented by the Goal Line Club with University of Minnesota head football coach Glen Mason beginning on Friday, Aug. 29 for the home opener against Tulsa.

The cost of the buffet luncheon is $15 and is payable at the door. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at 12 p.m., and the program beginning at 12:30 p.m. Subsequent luncheons will be held throughout the season on Friday prior to Gophers home games against Big Ten opponents. Those dates are October 11 (vs. Michigan), October 18 (vs. Michigan State), November 1 (vs. Indiana) and November 8 (vs. Wisconsin).

Contact Deb Diamond at (612) 625-4582 for reservations by Wednesday prior to the luncheon. Jax Café is located at 1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, Minn., 55418.

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