Gopher Game Times Announced

The Big Ten Conference announced today game times for five Golden Gopher football games during the 2006 season per the conference's arrangement with ESPN and ABC Sports. The five games include Big Ten road games against Purdue, Wisconsin and Ohio State, in addition to home games against Michigan and Indiana.

The Gophers' game against Michigan will be played on at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 due to a home conflict with the Minnesota Twins. ABC Sports, ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast the game from the Metrodome. The Gophers' homecoming game against Indiana will be played at 11 a.m. on Nov. 4 with television to be determined at a later date.

The Gophers have two road games scheduled for 11 a.m. CST, including Minnesota's Big Ten opener at Purdue on Sept. 23. Minnesota will also face the Wisconsin Badgers at 11 a.m. on Oct. 14 at Camp Randall Stadium. The Gophers' road game at Ohio State will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CST and will be broadcast by either ABC Sports, ESPN or ESPN2.

The Gophers will open the 2006 season on Aug. 31 at Kent State and will begin their home schedule at the Metrodome on Sept. 16 against Temple. Season tickets are on sale through the Gopher Ticket Office by calling 1-800-U-GOPHER outside the Twin Cities area or (612) 624-8080 within the toll free calling area. Minnesota's other home games during the 2006 season include Penn State on Oct. 7 and North Dakota State on Oct. 21.

2006 Minnesota Golden Gopher Football Schedule
all times Central

Aug. 31 at Kent State, time/TV TBA
Sept. 9 at California, time/TV TBA
Sept. 16 vs. TEMPLE at Metrodome, time/TV TBA
Sept. 23 at Purdue, 11 a.m., TV TBA
Sept. 30 vs. MICHIGAN at Metrodome, 7 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Oct. 7 vs. PENN STATE at Metrodome, time/TV TBA
Oct. 14 at Wisconsin, 11 a.m., TV TBA
Oct. 21 vs. NORTH DAKOTA ST. at Metrodome, time/TV TBA
Oct. 28 at Ohio State, 2:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 4 vs. INDIANA (Homecoming) at Metrodome, 11 a.m., TV TBA
Nov. 11 at Michigan State, time/TV TBA
Nov. 18 vs. IOWA at Metrodome, time/TV TBA


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