Gophers Football Schedule: Minnesota To Play Pair Of Morning Games

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 01: Head coach Jerry Kill of the Minnesota Golden Gophers stands on the sidelines before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Minnesota football will play two games before noon this season for Homecoming Games.

The Big Ten Conference has announced the starting times of each team's homecoming game, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers playing their own Homecoming Game against Northwestern, while being the visitor for Iowa's Homecoming Game. Via the University of Minnesota press release:

The Sept. 29 game at Iowa will kick off at 11 a.m. CT. Minnesota's Homecoming contest vs. Northwestern - slated for Oct. 13 at TCF Bank Stadium - will also be an 11 a.m. CT kickoff. Television partners for the two contests have yet to be announced. The games will air on ESPN, ESPN2 or BTN with the broadcast entity to be announced either 12 or six days prior to the contests.

The Golden Gophers finished a disappointing 3-9, 2-6 in Big Ten play in coach Jerry Kill's first season.

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