Gridiron Gold Logo


Gridiron Gold

Following Gophers football year-round, Big Ten action and more

Gophers add Brigham Young, Colorado to future schedules

The Gophers announced Wednesday that they have scheduled home-and-home series with BYU and Colorado in upcoming years.

BYU will play at Minnesota in 2020, and the Gophers will play at BYU in 2025.

The Gophers will play at Colorado in 2021, with the Buffaloes coming to Minnesota in 2022.

The Gophers have never played BYU and are 0-3 against Colorado, with the last game coming in 1992.

You may be yawning, but Gophers turning early kickoffs into advantage

Fans might not love 11 a.m., kickoffs, but the Gophers have turned these morning starts into an advantage.

On Saturday at Illinois, the Gophers will play their fourth consecutive 11 a.m., game, and sixth of the season. They are 4-1 in these games this year and 15-5 in their past 20, since the start of the 2013 season.

“I think it helps when you go through the whole year having to wake up early to do your morning workouts, and fall camp having to wake up early,” quarterback Mitch Leidner said. “Luckily, that's kind of helped prepare guys through the course of the year."

Leidner said he usually rises at 6:20 for 11 a.m., games. He’s grown used to that schedule but mentioned the benefits of some extra sleep when kickoff comes later.

After Saturday, the Gophers next two games will start later. The Nov. 5 home game against Purdue is at 2:30 p.m., and the Nov. 12 game at Nebraska is a 6:30 p.m., game.

The kickoff times for the Northwestern (Nov. 19) and Wisconsin (Nov. 26) games will be announced as those games get closer.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

  • Wild at Buffalo

    6 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • St. Cloud State at Gophers women's hockey

    7:07 pm on BTN PLUS

  • Gophers men's hockey at Clarkson

    6 pm on 1500-AM

  • St. Cloud State at Gophers women's hockey

    7:07 pm on BTN PLUS

  • Gophers football at Illinois

    11 am on BTN, 100.3-FM

  • Gophers men's hockey at St. Lawrence

    6 pm on 1500-AM

  • New York at Minnesota United FC

    7 pm on Ch. 29

  • Dallas at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at Sacramento

    9:30 pm on FSN/NBATV, 830-AM

  • Vikings at Chicago

    7:30 pm on ESPN, 100.3/1130

  • Memphis at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Buffalo at Wild

    7 pm on FSN PLUS, 100.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

No MLB games today

  • Jacksonville


    7:25 PM


  • Washington


    6:30 PM

  • Boston


    7:00 PM


  • San Antonio


    9:30 PM

  • LA Clippers


    9:30 PM


  • Minnesota


    6:00 PM


  • Arizona


    6:00 PM

  • NY Islanders


    6:00 PM

  • Tampa Bay


    6:30 PM

  • Florida


    6:30 PM

  • Detroit

    St. Louis

    7:00 PM

  • Dallas


    7:00 PM

  • Nashville

    Los Angeles

    9:30 PM

  • Columbus

    San Jose

    9:30 PM

  • Montreal


    6:30 PM

  • Sporting Kansas City


    9:00 PM