Gophers' 2015 Big Ten basketball scheduled announced
The Big Ten on Friday announced the conference basketball schedules for the 2015 season. That is the first year the league will have 14 teams, and all schools are set to play an 18-game conference schedule.
The Minnesota Gophers men's team plays home-and-away series with Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. They play four other foes only at home, hosting Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State and new Big Ten member Rutgers. And the remaining four teams the Gophers play once each on the road, visiting Indiana, conference newcomer Maryland, Michigan and Michigan State.
The Minnesota women's team's home-and-away slate features the same opponents -- Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. The Gophers will host Indiana, Maryland, Michigan and Michigan State, while traveling to play Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State and Rutgers.
The men have already been playing an 18-game conference schedule, while the women will be returning to that format for the first time since the 2009-10 season.