Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Gophers set 2:30 kickoff time for Middle Tennessee State

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers on TV Updated: July 16, 2014 - 2:54 PM

The Gophers announced Wednesday that their kickoff time against Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 6 will be at 2:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee, from Conference USA, went 8-5 last season with a loss to Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl.

The game times for five of the first eight Gophers games are now set:

Aug. 28: Eastern Illinois (Home) 6 p.m., Big Ten Network

Sept. 6: Middle Tennessee (Home) 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

Sept. 13: TCU (Away) 3 p.m., Fox Sports 1

Sept. 20: San Jose State (Home) TBA

Sept. 27: Michigan (Away) TBA

Oct. 11: Northwestern (Home) TBA

Oct. 18: Purdue (Home) 11 a.m., TV TBA

Oct. 25: Illinois (Away) 11 a.m., TV TBA

Nov. 8: Iowa (Home) TBA

Nov. 15: Ohio State (Home) TBA

Nov. 22: Nebraska (Away) TBA

Nov. 29: Wisconsin (Away) TBA

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