Gophers announce future schedule changes

Marco LaNave

The Minnesota Gophers football team has finalized its schedule for four of the next five seasons, according to a release by the University of Minnesota on Thursday.

 

The Gophers have complete non-conference schedules for the 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 seasons.  The Big Ten has only released its schedule through 2012.

 

Minnesota will have a Thursday night opener at Middle Tennessee State, and has added a home game against Northern Illinois for the 2010 campaign.

 

The Gophers have added home games against and New Mexico State and New Hampshire in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

 

A home-and-home series with North Carolina – where Gophers head coach Tim Brewster coached from 1989-97 – has been added to the 2013-2014 schedules.

 

The addition means that a previously scheduled series with Colorado has been moved to 2021-2022.

 

The Gophers non-conference schedules for 2009-2014 are as follows:

 

Sat. Sept. 5, 2009 – at Syracuse
Sat. Sept. 12, 2009 – Air Force
Sat. Sept. 19, 2009 – California
Sat. Nov. 14, 2009 – South Dakota State

 

Thu. Sept. 2, 2010 – at Middle Tennessee State
Sat. Sept. 11, 2010 – South Dakota
Sat. Sept. 18, 2010 – Southern California
Sat. Sept. 25, 2010 – Northern Illinois

 

Sat. Sept. 3, 2011 – at Southern California
Sat. Sept. 10, 2011 – New Mexico State
Sat. Sept. 17, 2011 – Miami (Ohio)
Sat. Sept. 24, 2011 – North Dakota State

 

Sat. Sept. 1, 2012 – at Nevada-Las Vegas
Sat. Sept. 8, 2012 – TBA
Sat. Sept. 15, 2012 – New Hampshire
Sat. Sept. 22, 2012 – Syracuse

 

Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 – Nevada-Las Vegas
Sat. Sept. 7, 2013 – at North Carolina
Sat. Sept. 14, 2013 – Western Illinois
Sat. Sept. 21, 2013 – San Jose State

 

Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 – Eastern Illinois
Sat. Sept. 6, 2014 – at Miami (Ohio)
Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 – North Carolina
Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 – San Jose State

 

Source: University of Minnesota