UM announces nonconference game times
The University of Minnesota has announced kickoff times for 2012 home football games against New Hampshire and Western Michigan.
The Gophers' Sept. 8 home opener at TCF Bank Stadium against New Hampshire will kick off at 11 a.m. CT and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
The following week, Minnesota will host Western Michigan in a contest set for another 11 a.m. start. That game will also air on the Big Ten Network.
Minnesota now has start times for six games in the 2012 season. The Gophers' season opener at UNLV on Aug. 30 will start at 10 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Minnesota's home date with Syracuse on Sept. 22 will kick off at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Additionally, Minnesota will take on rival Iowa at 11 a.m. on Sept. 29 and will host Northwestern for homecoming at 11 a.m. on Sept. 13.
Television partners for the two Big Ten 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.