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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Big Ten announces 2015 and 2016 football schedules

Posted by: Michael Rand under College football, The Big 10 Updated: May 21, 2012 - 11:22 AM

 

The Big Ten released football schedules for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and the Gophers' home slate in the first of those two seasons looks mighty imposing -- and impressive.

 

Minnesota will face Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska at TCF Bank Stadium in 2015. The Ohio State game will be the first meeting between the teams since 2010.

The team's Big Ten home games in 2016 will be against Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and Purdue.

With this announcement, Minnesota's schedules for 2015 and 2016 are nearly set. Here are the Gophers' full schedules for those years:

2015
Sept. 5 - South Dakota State
Sept. 12 - at Colorado State
Sept. 19 - TBA
Sept. 26 - Ohio
Oct. 3 - Nebraska
Oct. 10 - at Northwestern
Oct. 17 - at Michigan
Oct. 24 - Iowa
Oct. 31 - Ohio State
Nov. 7 - at Purdue
Nov. 21 - Wisconsin
Nov. 28 - at Michigan State
Dec. 5 - Big Ten Championship Game

2016
Sept. 3 - New Mexico State
Sept. 10 - Indiana State
Sept. 17 - at Miami (Ohio)
Sept. 24 - Colorado State
Oct. 1 - at Iowa
Oct. 8 - Michigan
Oct. 22 - at Nebraska
Oct. 29 - Northwestern
Nov. 5 - at Ohio State
Nov. 12 - Purdue
Nov. 19 - at Wisconsin
Nov. 26 - Michigan State
Dec. 3 - Big Ten Championship Game
 

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