Minnesota, UNLV to open 2012 season
The Gophers will open the 2012 football season a bit earlier
UNLV and the Mountain West Conference asked Minnesota to move
their game in Las Vegas to Thursday, Aug. 30. They were originally
going to play that Saturday.
The switch was announced Thursday by the school. Kickoff time
and television coverage are to be determined.
Minnesota and UNLV have never met before in football. The two
teams are scheduled to open the 2013 season as well in
This will be the fifth opener in 12 years that Minnesota plays
on a Thursday on the road.
This will be the third Big Ten team the Rebels have played at
home. They hosted Northwestern in 2001 and Wisconsin five times
between 1986 and 2010.